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Sean Morgan Loucks

Owner, Director, and Head Coach

For more than 40 years Coach Loucks has been a pillar of the Toronto basketball community as a player, coach, program coordinator, and enthusiast, sharing his vast experience at every level from beginner to pro. Since 2003 Sean has helped develop the ABA into a unique inclusive place for all players to learn, improve, excel, and have fun, while striving to become the best possible version of themselves on and off the court.

After several seasons coaching in the Toronto public and private school systems and developing a city-wide high school Saturday basketball program for the TDSB, Sean’s passion and drive took him overseas to pursue opportunities in professional basketball in Europe as both a player and coach.

Upon returning to Canada, Sean initially carved out a niche with basketball in Toronto’s film and television industry, appearing in over twenty-five projects as a player, coach, or referee while often assisting on set as a special skills performer, consultant, or casting coordinator.

Returning to his first love, coaching high school basketball, Coach Loucks is a name that has become synonymous with the Royal St. George’s College basketball program since arriving on their campus over twenty years ago.

Sean’s passion for basketball and travel continues each summer, taking a team of ABA youngsters to tour and play across Europe gaining rare and valuable basketball and life experience. In both 2016 and 2017 Coach Loucks entered the ABA Toronto Knights men’s team to compete internationally in the UK’s World Club Basketball Tournament as ambassadors for the ABA, Toronto, and Canada winning the 2017 championship. Providing free ABA skills clinics for all the local kids gave the Canadians an edge over the competition as the overwhelming crowd favourite.

Sean spent most of his teenage years immersed in basketball at the Parkway Forest Recreation Centre where he was endlessly working on his shot, practicing drills, running pick-up ball, and playing in their men’s league. He was so omnipresent in the gym that they felt compelled to give him a job coaching the neighbourhood kids throughout most of the 80s. It was there that Sean learned the importance of fostering an inclusive basketball community for everyone—and he has maintained that value throughout his coaching career. The ABA has grown to embody those same old-school rec centre core principles that originally drew Sean to the sport—love of the game, creativity, character, and community. Play hard, play smart, play together, include everyone, and have fun!

Community involvement and giving back remain important to Sean as he continues his involvement with several charity projects including the annual Gamecocks Charity 3 on 3 Tournament, a highly anticipated annual event bringing together multiple generations from across our hoops community since launching the event in 1989.

Coach Loucks teaches his players and proteges to be dependable, be kind, give respect to get respect, treat others as you wish to be treated, effort is more important than talent, seek answers instead of excuses, never quit, give back more than you were given, and always pay it forward to the next generation, because people always matter most…and of course—always make it fun!

When Ball Isn’t Life: a story about Coach Loucks >>

This story about Coach Loucks was written by RSGC graduate and former ABA camper Andrew Savory while doing his master's in journalism at Carleton University. Andrew is now the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Bandits pro basketball team of the CEBL.

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Zac Galbraith

Program Facilitator and Rep Team Coach

Coach Zac brings fun, positive energy, inclusiveness, and unbridled enthusiasm to everything he does on the hardwood with an infectious smile of goodwill and a genuine inner need to help others - his players recognize and respect how much he cares and his unrivaled love of the game.

Getting cut from his high school JV team, Zac used the experience as inspiration to fuel his fire, making varsity the following year. Zac struggled with the next level of competition at the University of New Brunswick, but the coach kept him on the squad as a practice player because of his commitment and relentless energy and hustle during tryouts. Over his four-year career playing for UNB, Zac earned greater playing time and responsibility each season.

Zac discovered his true calling as a basketball coach at a summer camp in New Hampshire. Meeting Coach Loucks in 2015, the two shared an immediate connection through their shared values and passion for the game. Zac became an integral leader within the ABA basketball community and eventually ABA Program Facilitator. The ABA has also led to Zac’s involvement coaching in several ABA Schools Programs, assisting Coach Loucks at Royal St. George’s College and some solid work with MLSE Launchpad, Havergal College and The Study. Moving from Assistant Coach to Head Coach of the ABA Rep Team, Zac has helped guide them to several major tournament titles and two Ontario Cup Championships.

Playing for the Annex Summer Men's League champion ABA Toronto Knights, Zac twice competed internationally under Coach Loucks in England’s World Club Basketball Tournament as an ambassador for the ABA, his city, and country. Narrowly losing the semis in 2016 to a strong NCAA/Pro level USA squad, the team returned in 2017 to go undefeated while dramatically knocking off three heavily favoured American teams to become 2017 WCBT champions. Providing free ABA skills clinics for all the local kids gave Zac’s team an edge as the overwhelming crowd favourite – GO KNIGHTS!

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Ben White

Program Leader and Rep Team Coach

Coach Ben grew up playing basketball in Thailand. His coaches and mentors inspired him to become involved in coaching while he was still just a young student himself, but even then, he understood the importance of paying it forward to the next generation. Since Ben’s return to Canada in 2015, he has been coaching youth basketball with a focus on helping to build every player’s confidence and passion for the game, while sharing with them all the valuable life lessons that the game has to offer.

While playing in Thailand Ben competed for his international school’s elite team making the final four of Thailand’s high school national championship three years in a row. As an ABA high school player, Ben won several titles and awards while also volunteering as a CIT and inspiring many young ABA kids to follow in his footsteps. For all his hard work, kindness, dedication and care, Ben was unanimously selected by his peers to receive the prestigious 2016 Lucas Peel Award for ABA Leadership Excellence.

As an assistant coach for the ABA Toronto Knights U19 rep team, Ben helped guide the team to victory in 2018 and 2019. While coaching The York School U14 boys’ basketball team to an undefeated 2022 season, Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Toronto Metropolitan University, also taking on the role of Apprentice Coach/Team Manager with the Rams women’s varsity basketball team where they would go on to win an undefeated U Sports national championship. Ben enjoyed the privilege of working with some of the best basketball minds in the country and is always looking to share that knowledge and learn more.

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Join Our Team!

ARE YOU LOOKING TO WORK FOR THE ABA? WE ARE HIRING!

Do you have what it takes to become part of ABA's team? Do you have a passion for basketball, a hard work ethic, and the ability to bring valuable experience and perspective to ABA? We are always looking for new, energetic, positive, dependable and caring individuals to join our team as coaching staff, interns, statisticians/score-keepers, volunteer CITs (Coaches In Training) and a variety of other basketball related positions in the gym and behind the scenes.

HOW TO APPLY - Please forward your CV with a short cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself and the position that you are interested in to coachloucks@rogers.com and we will get back to you to arrange an interview at the appropriate time - thank you!

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