SHIELD Association

Meet Our Coaches

We continue to grow and there is always a need for coaches and assistant coaches for SHIELD programs. If you are interested in coaching or becoming one, please complete the form below.

Together Everyone Achieves More

Real People. Real Passion. Real Results.

For more than a decade, our founder and CEO, Mr. Winston Anderson Sr., has been mentoring and running affordable basketball programs within Toronto’s vulnerable communities.

Having helped many organizations, Winston felt it was time to help the youth in the North Etobicoke community and SHIELD Association was born. SHIELD is an acronym for Sport Helping Individuals to Elevate Lead, and Dream and that’s the vision; to effect change where he lives, leads, and connects.

Winston Anderson

Founder / Head Coach

Athletics have been a big part of Davide’s life. He excelled at soccer, track & field, and Ultimate Frisbee. Davide understood early in his athletic career that the top athletes possessed three primary attributes: they are willing to put in the effort, they are coachable, and they are hungry for success.

As a personal trainer for more than two decades, Davide understands and teaches that longevity in sports depends on keeping the body well-tuned through proper diet, exercise techniques, and rest.

Davide Manice

Fitness Mechanic

Anton is a lifelong athlete and student. He started at the age of six in karate and never stopped with sports. The discipline and commitment learned there are carried through to every sport he picks up. Anton teaches that physicality is only one part of being an athlete and that you need to tend to the mind to take full advantage of your talents.

Anton incorporates a multitude of athletic skills like spatial awareness, predictive capacity, creativity, and passion to drive and expand each player’s abilities and growth.

Anton Popov


KC Gray, affectionately called “Coach Gray”, comes from a championship pedigree of athletes. He has two uncles who were professional boxers and his name’s sake, Clyde Gray, is a Canadian Welterweight Champion.

Coach Gray is also an accomplished athlete and coach who lead the Toronto District Christian High School to its first ever undefeated season. His passion for sport has enabled him to compete at high levels in baseball, football, basketball, and track & field.

KC Gray

Head Coach

Make a Diffence

The popularity of basketball and need in our community continue to grow and so does the opportunity to make a difference.

Come grow with us as a basketball coach, volunteer, or basketball player!

Children smiling to their basketball coach in the gym.

Join our winning family

We are always interested in grooming the next talented basketball player. Please complete the form below and a representative will reach out within 24 hours (all fields are required).

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