Coach Charles Carlos

Head Coach, 2003 Girls
Head Coach, 2005 Boys
Head Coach, 2006-07 Boys
Assistant Coach, 2004 Boys


With a love for basketball and a dedication to coaching, Charles has developed players of all ages who love the game of basketball. Working with Indigenous youth in Winnipeg’s inner city, Charles earned a 'Volunteer of the Year Award' from the Mayor. Travelling with the American Athletes in Action Basketball Team to India and the Philippines was a highlight of his career. Through his work with college, high school, and youth players, he has gained a unique perspective on player and skill development.

Coaching levels
  • Fundamentals

  • Learn to Train

  • Train to Train

  • Train to Compete (practice planning module)

  • Train to Compete Skills Module

  • Train to Compete (Strategies) 


Playing experience
  • DMCI Maroons, City and Provincial Champions, 1994

  • American Athletes in Action Team (traveled to India and the Philippines), 1996-1997

  • Providence Bible College, 1998

  • NABA Winnipeg Team, 2006

  • Multiple rec teams

Coaching experience
  • YMCA 10-14 year old boys and girls, Volunteer coach - 1995

  • Keystone Christian School Boys, Coach - 1996

  • Inner City boys and girls teams, Turtle Island Community Centre, Coach - 1998-1999

  • Crestview Community Centre Girls, Coach - 1999

  • North American Indigenous Games 2001 Boys 18U team, Head Coach - 2001

  • Providence College Women’s Basketball Team, Head Coach, 2002-2006*

  • Providence Basketball Camp, Coach - 2002-2006

  • Athletes in Action basketball camp, Coach - 1999-present

  • Tec Voc High School Basketball Academy, guest coach

  • Tec Voc Varsity Boys, Assistant Coach - 2007-2008

  • Tec Voc Varsity Girls, Assistant Coach - 2013

  • Tec Voc JV Boys, Head Coach - 2014-2015

  • WMBA Community basketball (ages 5-12), Head Coach - 2008-2016**

  • Ignite Boys (2004/05/06/07) and Girls (2003) club teams, Head Coach - 2014-present

  • Arthur A. Leach Grade 8 Girls, Head Coach - 2016-2017***

Coaching honours
  • *NCCAA – North Central Region Coach of the Year Award 2005/2006

  • **WMBA Coach of the Year Award (Bruce Russell Memorial Award), 2016

  • *** Won provincial championship with Arthur A. Leach Grade 8 Girls

  • *** Basketball Manitoba Jr. High Girls Coach of the Year Award, 2016/2017

  • Nominee for the 2017 IMPACT Sport Manitoba Vince Leah Memorial Award. 

Web editor note: It's can't be the shoes anymore. So, it's gotta be the hair.

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