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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 family dedicated 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 and become the future leaders we need.

Over the year our program has grown to now include the following programs:  

  • Community Programs related to basketball
  • Weekend House League
  • Summer Camp
  • Individualized development training
  • 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 helsp us better understand what it will take to help them achieve their goals.

Our Team

Terence has been a coach for more than 20 years. As a coach he has seen many of his players go on to play post-secondary basketball and you can often find them stopping by the gym. In 2018 his dedication to coaching and the community was recognized as he was awarded 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 brings 10 years of coaching experience to the table. After playing high school and rep basketball for most of her life she went on to immediately begin her next chapter as a Coach. Off the court, Monique Phillips started her career in the news industry as a segment producer at Canada’s national business and finance news network BNN Bloomberg. After realizing she wanted more she would leave to start her own business. In her spare time, she enjoys attending farmers markets and festivals with her husband 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 & Trainer

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 helped keep him out of trouble and allowed for him to reach the academic hopes his parents always had for him. A high school basketball standout, he would hang up his basketball shoes to pursue his passion for capital markets. Today, Jason Appiah-Ampofo can be found off the court at TD Securities working on large regulatory and infrastructure projects.

Jason Appiah-Ampofo Head Coach & Trainer

Jamar Ergas is a former player of Coach Terence Phillips. He recently returned home back to Canada where he is putting his skills and experiences playing D1 to use by teaching the next generation of players. When Jamar isn't coaching you can find him continuing to work on his game.

Jamar Ergas Coach

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