Zelimir Stevanovic

Zelimir Stevanovic

Founder & President

Zelimir (Z) Stevanovic is a former professional basketball player with more than 20 years of basketball experience both in the US and in Europe. His basketball career began in Serbia and continued at the University of Pittsburgh before he held professional contracts in France, Italy, and Cyprus. He founded IBSA Basketball in 2009 to share his basketball knowledge and experience with young Canadian athletes.

Barry Mungar

Barry Mungar

Director Of Basketball

Barry Mungar is a former professional, NCAA, and Olympic basketball player who competed for Canada in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was inducted into St. Bonaventure University’s Hall of Fame after being selected 82nd overall in the 1986 NBA Draft. Barry believes that intense, intelligent training not only builds better players, but transforms youth into better people.

Wade Currie

Wade Currie

Director Of Business Development

Wade Currie was a two sport athlete, who led Nelson High School to both a Quad ‘A’ OFSSA Basketball Championship and an all ontario Football championship.  In 1999 and 2000 he was recognized as the Athlete of the year in the Greater Toronto Area and selected to represent Ontario at the National Championships. His success continued at the university level, where he led Laurier University to the Final 8 National Tournament and was awarded an OUA All Star nomination.

Tom Lazich

Tom Lazich

Head of Program Development

Tom Lazich has over 17 years of experience coaching junior & senior high school basketball in the Hamilton and Burlington regions. Tom stresses fundamentals and conditioning and believes that it is the coaching staff’s primary responsibility to pave the way for student athletes to reach their goals.

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Spencer MacDougall

Spencer is the former lead skill trainer for the GBA, as well as one of two lead basketball instructors at Burlington Christian Academy. Spencer is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach at King’s Christian Collegiate. He holds certifications in coaching by Ganon Baker Basketball as well as NCCP Basketball Ontario. Spencer brings high energy demonstration and teaching to the IBSA program, as well as extensive knowledge in sport-specific nutrition and supplementation.

Chris Keith

Chris Keith

Chris Keith comes from a long list of basketball experience. Former CIS Rookie of the Year & 4 time OUA All-Star with Wilfred Laurier and Brock University Respectively. He played 2 years for our Under 19 Team Ontario provincial Team, winning a National Championship, He also had an invitation to try out for Our Senior Men’s National Team. The Former OFSAA Champion with Nelson High school, brings high energy to the coaching IBSA team and looks forward to developing of our elite athletes.

Nemanja Simic

Nemanja Simic

Nemanja Simic began to train at IBSA Basketball as one of our athletes in 2010, and as his hunger for improvement and knowledge grew he also trained individually with Zelimir Stevanovic. His attention to detail and enthusiasm for learning made him gravitate towards becoming a trainer at IBSA Basketball once he finished playing at Cameron Heights in Kitchener-Waterloo where he was a WCSSAA all star. He worked as an IBSA assistant trainer in Kitchener-Waterloo before becoming the head trainer in the region in 2014. Nemanja’s consistent dedication to learning and training has helped him embody IBSA Basketball’s training philosophy.

Sharif Wanas

Sharif Wanas

Sharif Wanas was a two sport athlete at Nelson High School, leading the football and basketball teams to multiple regional and provincial championships. Sharif led Team Ontario to a National Championship as Captain for the U15 men, as well as a 2 time member of the U17 team. Sharif also led his rep team to multiple Division 1 Provincial Championships, including winning MVP of the tournament in 2005. He continued his basketball career by playing 4 years at Wilfrid Laurier University under coach Peter Campbell.