VanCity Basketball Academy is the premier club program in the Lower Mainland. We’re excited to help you grow your game and become the best player you can be.
VanCity Basketball Academy is the Lower mainlands newest Youth Basketball Club. Based out of the North Shore, the club directors have a lot of history in Basketball in North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
Jamie Oei played his high school basketball at Windsor Secondary Schools. Jamie was part of the 1992/93 North Shore AA champs and was the AAA Howe Sound MVP as the Dukes won the North Shore Championships in 1993/94 and went on to a 4th Place finish at the BC Championship. Jamie played 2 years at Capilano College under former Windsor and Handsworth Coach (and Team Canada coach) Phil Langley.
After that Jamie won 2 National Championships as a player at Langara College before being named Canada’s youngest College Head Coach at his alma mater.
Jamie went on to a coaching career which included the BC and Canadian College Coach of the Year in 2001 as well as recognition as a finalist for the North Shore News Coach of the Year. Jamie also coached for 2 years in Sweden and returned to lead Douglas College to the first undefeated National Championship in 2008, the first Men’s Basketball Championship in school history. In 3 years at Douglas College Jamie won the league championship twice, 2 Provincial Championships, 1 Silver and 1 Gold Medal at the Nationals.
Since then Jamie has worked on the North Shore for 3D Basketball and is currently in his 4th year as an Assistant Coach at UBC, having won the Canada West Championship twice.
Graeme McCallum is Jamie’s partner with VanCity Basketball and he has ties to the North Shore as well. Graeme was a Provincial All-Star at Terry Fox Secondary in Coquitlam. After suffering 2 devastating knee injuries, Graeme ended up playing his first year of College Basketball at Capilano College in 2005/06 and helped the Blues to a BCCAA Bronze medal. He then transferred to Douglas College to play 2 years for Head Caoch Jamie Oei where the team captured 2 BCCAA titles and made it to the National Final both years. Graeme was the MVP of the National Championship team in 2008 and followed that up with a professional career in London, England.
With the help of Jamie, Graeme turned to coaching upon his return from London and has coached the 2011/12 Argyle Grade 8 boys to the North Shore league title and the 2012/13 Sentinel Grade 8 boys to a 2nd place in the North Shore and 3rd in the Vancouver and District Championships.
Other coaches in the program: Scott Morrison- Argyle Grad where he won AAA Provincials. Portland State Grad. Currently plays Professionally in Germany. John Leong- Handsworth Grad. Currently player at Capilano University. Omid Davani- Terry Fox grad. Played at UVic and Capilano U. Currently Grade 8 coach at Handsworth Justin Sorensen- Currently starting Center for Winnipeg BlueBombers. Mike Bell- SBMC Coach and Coach for Burnaby South Junior boys Provincial Champions Jamie Boreham- Former CFL player for Saskatchewan and now a football ans basketball coach at Notre Dame Secondary. Josh Mullen- Former Coach at UVic and Kitsilano, Josh now runs the boys basketball program at Mulgrave school in West Vancouver
Meet our Coaches
Jamie Oei - Co-Founder & Head Coach
Graeme McCallum - Co-Founder & Head Coach