“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson

The Coaching Staff at GDS comes from all over the world! Together, they do have one main thing in common: the LOVE for teaching and inspiring kids of al ages! At GDS, all of our coaches have lengthy years of experience in their expert field and have all lived in Taiwan for quite some time to spread their positivity. They all have their own unique sets of talents and personalities that are seen in their coaching style.

COACH NIGEL

Name:
Nigel Mupondi

Hometown / Nationality:
Harare, Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

Experience:
– 10+ Years Harare Basketball Association (HBA) professional league player
– 2 National Championships 2006/2007 season and 2011/2012 season.
– 2 years Junior Varsity Coach at Harare International School (H.I.S) 2011-2013
-6+ Years Head Coach and Trainer at GDS. 2013-

COACH ANDY

Name:
Andy Chiu

Hometown / Nationality:
Taiwan 🇹🇼  / Canada 🇨🇦

Experience:
– 3 years Varsity High School Team in Canada
– 10+ Years Rec League & Tournament Experience
– 2 Years Private Team Coaching Experience
– 9 Years Working Experience with GDS
– GDS Spotlight HBL Teams, GDS U12 & U15 Teams, GDS NIKE ShangHai Tournament U12 & U15 Teams

COACH YANN

Name:
Yann Rakotomalala

Hometown:
Bordeaux, France 🇫🇷

Experience:
– Played professionally in France for 6 years up to the 3rd National Division
– Won the 2016 FISU 3×3 Basketball World University Championship in Xiamen, China with France University Team
– Named in the best five of the 2014 U18 AfroBasket Championship

COACH EDDY

Name:
Edmilson Maia Trindade

Hometown:
São Tomé and Príncipe 🇸🇹

Experience:
– Played in High School team.
– National Team, represented the country in Mozambique U16.
– 4 years University team in Taiwan.
– Coaching 3 years with GDS

COACH KAM

Name:
Kamron Harley

Hometown:
West Palm Beach, Florida 🇺🇸

Experience:
– 4 years Varsity High School Basketball Team
– 10+ Years AAU Travel Basketball
– High School Summer Basketball Camp Coach and Trainer

DANY DEZILAS

COACH SAM

Name:
Samantha Clemens

Hometown / Nationality:
Jakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Experience:
– 3 years National Champions 🇮🇩
– 1 year college team in Taiwan
– 1 year coaching experience with GDS

COACH ALI

Name:
Choukri Abdelaali (Ali)

Hometown / Nationality:
Morocco

Experience:
– Played 1 year with CRA (FRMBB )
– Played 4 years with IRCH (FRMBB)
– Played 5 years with COWTB (FRMBB)
– Played 1 year with CSCEBBT (FRMBB)
– Played with CPAM 6 months (FRMBB)
– 3 months of coaching (U8) with IRCH
– One and half year of coaching in GDS

COACH PAULINA

Name:
Paulina Andrea Valenzuela Lagos

Hometown / Nationality:
World 🌎 / Chile 🇨🇱

Experience:
– 4 years CCP High School Team in Chile (won several championships).
– 3 Years Elementary School Team in Chile
– 1 Year Working Experience with GDS

COACH TIM

Name:
Tim Juan

Hometown / Nationality:
Taipei, Taiwan 🇹🇼

Experience:
– Played 3 years in JHBL
– Played 3 years in HBL
– 104HBL 8th
– Played 4 years of UBA
– One and a half year of coaching in GDS

COACH MATT

Name:
Matthew Hibbs

Hometown / Nationality:
Albuquerque, New Mexico 🇺🇸

Experience:
– 4 years varsity high school team
– 3 years New Mexico, State tournament
– Eastern New Mexico University practice team 2012
– New Mexico games 3on3 champs 2013
– 8 years Estancia Youth and Development (EYDG) League & Tournament experience
– 6 year’s Coaching Experience with EYDG

Do you want to join our team?

If you or you know somebody who is interested in joining our team of fun-loving GDS instructors, please feel free to contact us.