Brock Bourgase is entering his twentieth year as a basketball coach. Bourgase has coached basketball at the high school, club, and university levels, beginning as a Grade 11 student in high school. Currently, he is involved with the sport in multiple roles. Bourgase is working with Canada Basketball and Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Performance, leading a training group of elite Grade 9 athletes in the Toronto group.
Most recently, Bourgase assisted with the 2016 Team Ontario U15 Boys who competed at the National Championships in Winnipeg. He is also assisting with the Centre for Performance high school group and Canada Basketball’s Junior Academy. For many years he has coached with Ontario Basketball, as part of the Talent Identification and Development Program at the Ontario Summer Games in the Central East Region.
At the University of Toronto, Bourgase served as an assistant coach under Sherwyn Benn with the Varsity Blues Men’s Team during the 2003-04 season and under Michèle Belanger with the Varsity Blues Women’s Basketball Team in 2005-06. In 2004, Bourgase was selected to the coaching staff of the Toronto II High School All-Star team for the Star Wars tournament. He coached the University of Toronto Schools, an internationally renowned laboratory school focused on academics, to the playoffs repeatedly at the Senior Boys level in the Toronto District Secondary Schools Athletic Association (T.D.S.S.A.A.).
Bourgase’s coaching philosophy seeks to improve the mind, body, and soul of student-athletes through basketball. In practice, he enjoys teaching the sound execution of fundamental skills, motion offences, and pressure defences. Bourgase has completed a Diploma in High Performance from the National Coaching Institute (Ontario) and has been granted the designation of Chartered Professional Coach from the Coaches of Canada. An integral part of Bourgase’s coaching development has been interacting regularly with other high performance coaches and experts.
Based in Toronto, Bourgase played high school basketball for U.T.S. and graduated in 1999. Brock Bourgase is a 2003 graduate of the University of Toronto (Trinity College) with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics (Commerce and Finance) and received a Bachelor of Education degree in 2005. He has pursued extensive coaching certification as part of the National Coaching Certification Program and the National Coaching Institute.
Bourgase teaches Business Studies with the Toronto District School Board. This past year, he taught at Oakwood Collegiate Institute. In his spare time away from the game, he studies French, reads noir novels, and creates abstract art.