The Capilano University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Dwayne Selby as the new Head Coach of the Blues Men`s Basketball program.
Dwayne Selby, originally from Toronto, Ontario, comes to Capilano University as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach after coaching high school basketball at St. George’s school in Vancouver for the past four years. In his four years as a coach at St. George’s, Dwayne helped lead his teams to three Provincial Championship tournament berths, which includes appearances in two Provincial Championship games. Dwayne won a BC Boys AAA Provincial Championship with the 2008/2009 St. George’s team. Dwayne played post secondary basketball from 1999-2003; which included 2 years at Capilano University and 2 years at Acadia University. He then went on to play professionally in Europe for teams in Spain and England.
Dwayne spent several years as head instructor for Douglas College performance basketball camps. Dwayne then went on to found allBALL Basketball Academy where he is the director and head trainer. When he is not spending time teaching the game to young players, Dwayne is training current university and professional players such as recent BC basketball standouts Joey Haywood (NBL), and Emerson Murray (NCAA DIV.1) to name a couple.
Athletic Director, Joe Icobellis stated that “Dwayne’s approach to the game, and ability to connect with, motivate, and challenge young athletes makes his coaching style a perfect blend for further developing a competitive Blues team to play in the PACWEST post-secondary league.”
Selby has enlisted a dedicated staff of assistant coaches who will work with the Blues team. Aaron Graystone has assistant coached and provided the strength and conditioning at St. Georges alongside Selby for the past 4 years. Graystone won the Alberta high school provincial hampionship and played for the Alberta Provincial team in highschool. He moved to Ontario and was a starter with Eastern Commerce High school winning the Ontario provincial championship. There he started and played alongside the NBA’s Toronto Raptor’s Jamal Magloire. At the post secondary level, Aaron was starter for the Division 1 San Jose State University and now works for the allBall Basketball Academy as Camp Co-ordinator and Head Coach U17 AAU Team and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. In addition to Graystone, assistant coach Isaac Q. Watson will round out the coaching staff. Watson has worked as a Coach/Counselor/Lecturer at the prestigious Five-Star Basketball Camps, which has been ranked as the #1 basketball camp in the USA. Isaac has also worked with NBA players including: Ron Artest, Elton Brand, Richard Hamilton and more.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach at such a great institution such as Capilano University. I look forward to continuing upon the success that former Blues coaches have established, while at the same time building this program into one that competes for league titles year in and year out.” Milt Williams, the Sports Information Director stated that he and Ryan Lenarduzzi, the Sport Development officer, are “pleased with the hiring of Selby and the coaching staff that he has brought to the program. Experienced coaches with NCAA Div. 1 and European professional playing experience should fit in well with the direction of the Blues basketball program development which is to win the national collegiate title.”