Meet the Coaches

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Taylor Cherris-Wilding
Founder/Head Coach

Coach Taylor is widely regarded as the best shooter and shooting coach on the West Coast. An all star point guard everywhere he's played. 'Coach Tay" has been inlvoled all over the basketball community for the past 20 years as a player, coach, and youth worker. A true gym rat who values hard work, repetition, and passion over anything, no gimmicks, just game reps, Taylor has brought those values to Raincity with the core focus being, every player getting better at basketball.

Coach Tay played his high school ball at the storied program Terry Fox Secondary learning the game from two of the best coaches in the province, Coach Rich Chambers, and Coach Don VanOs.  Taylor was a BC high school all star with numerous awards on the way to a 2nd place finish in the 2000 AAA Championship.

Coach Tay went on to a College/University career that saw him play in the biggest games in Canada. He led the country in all shooting stats on his way to more awards.  After University Taylor turned his focus to the next generation, Coaching all over the lower mainland, working with youth on and off the court as a youth worker, and EA, it has become his true passion. Lets work, lets get better!

2001-BC U-19 provinical team PG-Silver medal at the Canada Summer games, Tournament all-star

2001-Langara College, Pac West All-Rookie Team

2003-Douglas College, Pac West First Team All Star, CCAA All Canadian, Team MVP

2004-U of Manitoba, U Sports All Star, Team MVP

2007-Brandon University, U Sports National Silver Medal, Team Most Inspirational Award

Garrett Ling-Lee
Head Coach / Director of Skill Development

Coach Garrett is a Vancouver born and bred baller. He played Varsity Basketball and graduated from Vancouver College in 2010 after being named a First Team All Star. Garrett played with All-Canadian legends such as Thomas and Philip Scrubb as they dominated their opponents.

Garrett later attended Douglas College for one year and was named to the Rookie of the Year team. He then transferred to Langara College and played 3 years under legendary coach Paul Eberhardt. At Langara College, Garrett won 2 Pacwest provincial championships back-to-back in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, he won a National Championship. The following season he was named to the Pacwest All Star 2nd Team.

Coach Garrett currently plays for the North American Chinese traveling team for Vancouver Strathcona as well as other competitive Lower Mainland Men's leagues.

In College, Coach Garrett studied Recreation Management and is currently a Vancouver School Board Education Assistant working with young children.

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Chris Porteous
Head Coach

Coach Chris is a Vancouver basketball legend. A 2-time Provincial Champion, 3-time All-Star, and BC MVP at Kitsilano High School.

 

Coach Chris went on to Capilano College where he lead the league in scoring as a rookie with 27 PPG, 7 RPG, and 3 APG. He won rookie of the year and lead the league in scoring which was a first time for a rookie. He won a Provincial Champion and was a 1st Team All-Star at Capilano. He holds the record for 3's in a game at Capilano College (10-13).

 

Chris went on to Red Deer College where he was the team MVP and 1st Team All-Star in the league where he averaged 20 PPG. He was a 2-time invitee to the Nike All-Canada Camp in Toronto where he went on to be a National Training Team Member.

Chris currently works in the Surrey School Board helping out the youth. He has come on as a RainCity Coach to share his knowledge, skill sets, and positive attitude with RainCity.

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