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About Us

Our Philosophy

In the summer of 2015, Phillips Basketball & Academics Academy was born. What started as a small summer camp of 20 students has since taken off, with more than 150 students enrolled in our programs throughout the year. We strive to transform our students’ performance on and off the court by fostering an environment where all athletes understand the importance of being a student-athlete.

At PBAA, we are more than just an academy, we are a familydedicated to helping our players strengthen their basketball, academic, and knowledge of self. We strive to build young men and women that will have purpose and give back to their community

just a few years our program has grown to includea:

  • Community Programs related to basketball
  • Weekend House League
  • Summer Camp
  • Individualized development training
  • 4 Competitive teams for boys and girls

Parents, “we couldn’t do it without you” it takes teamwork. Being parents ourselves, we work and communicate with you to establish core and individual goals to help with your child’s academic and basketball development, getting to know your child better help us better understand what it will take to help them achieve their goals.

Our Team

Terence brings over 15 years of coaching experience and has coached more than 300 players during his time as a coach. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 TDSSAA Community Coach Award for his dedication and commitment to helping athletes. Off the court, Coach Terence has worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years and is currently an Account Executive at CIBI.

TERENCE PHILLIPS Program Director & Founder

Monique has recently returned to the court as a basketball coach after coaching Flag Football for eight years. Off the court, Monique Phillips has built a successful career in the media industry as a former segment producer at Canada’s national business and finance news network BNN Bloomberg. In her spare time, she enjoys attending farmers markets and festivals with her partner Jason and their son/PBAA’s biggest fan Jonah.

Monique Phillips Assistant Program Director

Malik Phillips is both a former player and the son of Coach Terence Phillips. For two years Malik Phillips spent his time at Nipissing University where he was a point guard on the Men’s Basketball Team. He has now returned back home and is pursuing a degree in Marketing and hopes to bring his experience as a player to help develop and assist our athletes in their understanding of the sport.

Malik Phillips Program Coordinator

For as long as he can remember basketball has always been an essential part of Jason’s identity. For him it was much more than a sport – it was an outlet that provided him with an opportunity to enter a new place while also building relationships and developing skills he would use daily in life. Today, Jason Appiah-Ampofo can be found off the court at TD Securities where he holds the position of a Senior Risk Analyst on the Capital Markets Risk Management Projects team.

Jason Appiah-Ampofo Coach & Mentor

David Wahrhaftig is a former high school player of PBAA director and founder, Coach Terence Phillips. He has been a staff member of the Phillips Sports & Academics Summer since its inaugural year. As the Summer Program Coordinator, David takes the lead on outlining and planning the classroom curriculum for our student-athletes. He is currently in his final year at the University of Toronto where he is pursuing a degree in Computer Science.

David Wahrhaftig Summer Program Coordinator

Rashawn Browne is a member of the University of Manitoba’s Mens Basketball Team. He also is a former player of Coach Terence and got his start playing the game of basketball with Coach Terence. Before transferring to the University of Manitoba, Rashawn was a guard on the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans. Campers will have the opportunity to train with Rashawn and gain first-hand knowledge on what it takes to play at the next level.

Rashawn Browne Summer Camp Basketball Trainer