Staff

Winston Brown

Founder, Head Coach, Board Member

Winston has been involved in girl’s basketball in Vancouver since 1993.  Relatively young and inexperienced, he relied heavily on the methods he had witnessed as an athlete.  Through passion and drive, he was able to develop into one of the most respected women’s coaches in BC.  As a young coach, he recognized that many quality athletes were missing out on the elite development opportunities that were granted to a fortunate few.  In 2003, he joined with a few coaches to form Triple Threat Basketball.  Through Triple Threat he saw not only an opportunity for young athletes to continue developing during their high school off season, but also (more significantly) an opportunity for young coaches to train elite athletes.  It’s this symbiotic relationship that makes any club program so beneficial.  While Triple Threat is proud of the players it has helped to develop, it’s equally honored to have given young coaches a challenging environment in which to hone their craft.

Jen Farano

Coach, Board Member

Jen has been coaching basketball since 1997 at the high school level.  After coaching senior basketball for 14 years, she made to jump to the CCAA and coached up at Capilano University for one year.  It was a great learning experience, and she was able to take that back to the high school and club teams.  Jen feels that it’s important for girls to be involved in elite athletics because it teaches teamwork, goal setting, and hard work:  All skills that can and will be utilized later on in life!

Gina Fedalizo

Gina has been coaching high school basketball in Richmond for 10 years. She has led Cambie Secondary to three City Championship games and a Provincial Tournament appearance.  She has also trained younger players with her work through RBL. Gina emphasizes communication, respect and the importance of the whole group versus one individual.

Maria Klassen

Maria’s love for the game was fueled by a great coach while playing in Alberta on the grade 9 team as a grade 8 student. After winning a BC AAA provincial championship, she went on to play at the University of Victoria. Maria then caught the coaching bug after a summer coaching tour in Taiwan with AIA (Athletes in Action) in 1992. She began coaching both boys and girls at the foundational levels between grades 3-7 through local club teams in the Tri-City area. She has coached alongside Jen Farano at St. Thomas More Collegiate, Jr. Girls at Terry Fox Secondary, and the 2012 U16 Girls Team with Basketball BC. Having previously worked in club basketball with both Winston and Jen in 2011, Maria is happy to be back as part of a great team of coaches. Her passion for the game is matched with the desire that female athletes develop into strong capable women that excel beyond the game.