Nipissing Lakers men’s basketball head coach Chris Cheng has been named the head coach of Team Red at the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. The game features Canada’s top emerging basketball players in the third annual edition of this high school all-star game. The BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game tips off Monday, April 10th at 7:30pm on TSN.
Cheng says it’s an honour and privilege to be named one of the head coaches for the BioSteel All-Canadian All-Star Game. He says this weekend will be a great learning opportunity not only from other coaches and support staff, but from the athletes as well. Cheng says he plans to take what he learns over the course of the weekend and implement that knowledge into the growing Lakers program.
Cheng was named head coach of Men’s Basketball at Nipissing University in 2013 at the age of 28, at which time he was the youngest head coach in Canada’s USports. He previously served as men’s varsity assistant coach with the York University Lions from 2008 to 2012, guiding the team to a playoff appearance in all five seasons.