Camp Director, Head Coach Basketball
Coach Thiessen has been an active coach for 17 years in volleyball, hockey, soccer, badminton and primarily basketball. He has been coaching at the Peace Gardens since 2010 and has experience at the CIS, Provincial, and Club levels. Currently, Coach Thiessen is Head of Coaching fir Alien Basketball Club in Suzhou, China and Head Coach of Sino Canada Warriors Basketball Academy in Shanghai, China. In addition to many years of coaching experience at all levels he holds a Masters Degree in Coaching from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and an Education Degree from Brandon University in Manitoba.
As a high school athlete at MacGregor Collegiate, Coach Thiessen was an honoured recipient of the Mckelvy Agencies Award for 'Dedication to Sport in the Community' and was named Most Dedicated Athlete. Always striving to build better community members as well as athletes is evident in his coaching style. Additionally, Coach Thiessen has spent time as Athletic Director for three different schools during his six year career in China.
"I coach because I want to give back to the game that has given me so much in my life. I coach at the Peace Gardens because it has beeen a huge part of my life since I first came as an athlete in the sixth grade and I hope to pass my experiences on to the next generation."