BASKETBALL COACHES

GUEST COACHES

ROBYN OLDHAM

Robyn has been a lifelong player, coach, and contributor to the basketball community. She played five years for the University of Alberta Pandas, winning a National Championship in 1999. Her coaching journey has taken her through two decades of youth and high school programs in Edmonton and Spruce Grove. She is well known for developing both the athlete and the individual through her collaborative and caring approach to elite development, coaching dozens of players who have gone on to successful post-secondary careers. She was named the Edmonton Metro Division 1 Coach of the Year in 2017.

Robyn also has extensive experience in sport management. She previously worked for Alberta Basketball as a program coordinator, and is the long-standing President of the Pandas Basketball Alumni Association. She was awarded the University of Alberta Green and Gold Volunteer Leadership Award in 2016.


DAVE OLDHAM

Dave has been coaching basketball in the Parkland area for 28 years. This includes 15 years as the head coach of the Spruce Grove Panthers Senior Girls team. During this time he grew the program to be a consistent provincial contender, with dozens of Spruce Grove and area athletes finding success on provincial, national, and post-secondary teams across the country. His love for player and team development has led Dave to many opportunities, including the following:

Dave was named the Edmonton Metro Division 1 Coach of the Year in 2015 and in the same year was inducted into the Alberta Shooting Stars Coaches Hall of Fame. He has a continued passion to build community around basketball and remains an active youth coach in our area.

JACKSON PARKER

Jackson has been coaching at an elite level since 2008. He was an assistant coach for the University of Calgary for both the women's and the men's programs. Jackson has coached multiple of our provincial teams including Team Alberta U17 Boys, U15 Boys, and the U17 Canada Games Team. After spending time in Toronto as a Jr. NBA ambassador, Jackson came to Edmonton as an assistant coach for the MacEwan university men's basketball program. He is currently the lead teacher for the Parkland Student Athlete Academy in Spruce Grove. 

JACOB CUSUMANO

Jacob had a stellar playing career at Red Deer College. After this, he played professionally in Germany and in Italy. He eventually decided to pursue a career in coaching. He coached at Notre Dame High School before taking a role on the U17 Team Alberta coaching staff. He currently coaches at MacEwan University as an assistant with the women's program. 

ISABEL ORMOND

Isabel played at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This is her fifth year as an assistant coach with the University of Alberta Pandas. Isabel has completed her Master of Coaching and is working toward finishing her PhD in Coaching studies and Sport Psychology. She has coached as a head coach for multiple of our Team Alberta programs, and is a U19 Women's National Team apprentice.

SCOTT JASPERS-FAYER

Scott Jaspers-Fayer accepted a scholarship to Cape Breton University (CBU), where he was team captain and starting center for four out of his five years of eligibility. Upon completion of his degree, Coach Jaspers-Fayer had numerous professional opportunities to continue playing in Canada and in Europe, but decided to pursue the next phases of his life: teaching and coaching.

While at CBU, Coach Jaspers-Fayer’s passion for coaching began while working with local youth basketball players in the community to refine their skills during the off-season. After witnessing the development of numerous players he coached, it became clear to him that helping the next generation of basketball players grow both their skills and love for the game would be in his future plans. His coaching resume includes a dedication to constant improvement with the National Coaching Certification Program. He has completed Train-2-Train (level 2), and is currently in progress of completing Train-2-Compete (level 3), which would qualify him to work with provincial team and post-secondary level players. Coach has also helped run a variety of high level basketball clinics and camps, including individual and group sessions for over 15 years. Along with clinics and camps, Jaspers-Fayer has also coached high school basketball for eight years in both Ontario and Alberta, including Memorial Composite for the last four years. He has been lucky enough to work numerous players who have gone on to play post-secondary basketball, some who now play professionally. 



SYDNEY KUMAR

Sydney played at University of Alberta.  She played for the Pandas Basketball team from 2014-2017 where she went to Nationals three years in a row and won two bronze medals in Canada West. She grew up in Stony Plain, AB. and played for the Spruce Grove Composite High School Senior Women's Basketball team where she won two city championships and made three provincial appearances in her high school career. Sydney was also selected to play for Team Alberta at the Western Canada Summer Games in 2011 and the Canada Summer Games in 2013. With Team Alberta in 2013 she also did an exchange in South Korea where the provincial team trained and played against teams from that region. Sydney also has a degree in Education.

MEGAN TYWONIUK

Megan played at University of Alberta.  She played for the Pandas Basketball team from 2014-2020 and was captain in her last three years. Megan made three USport Nationals in a row and won two bronze medals and one silver medal in Canada West. She grew up in Edmonton, AB. and played for the Archbishop O'Leary Senior Women's Basketball team where she won MVP twice in her high school career. She also played for Team Alberta from 2012-2014. She was part of the Canada Summer Games in 2013. Megan is currently the head coach for the Jr. Pandas and Good Hoops programs and an assistant coach with the Harry Ainlay Senior Women in Edmonton. Megan graduated from U of A with a Bachelors of Arts- Recreation, Sports and Tourism.

POST-SECONDARY ATHLETES

SHANNON MAJEAU 

Shannon played high school basketball at Memorial Composite High School and played one year of club basketball for Swoosh Canada Basketball. In high school she was an Edmonton Metro Athletics basketball all-star as well as being voted Metro Athlete of the Year. She is currently in her fourth year playing for MacEwan University where she has started consistently since her first year. She is also a co-captain of the team. 

ELLA MAJEAU

Ella played point guard on the senior team at Memorial Composite High School for three years and during this time she was also a part of the Swoosh Canada Basketball Club. She is currently in her third year playing for The King's University. She is studying social sciences at King's.