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

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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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Adrienne Parkin
Head Coach

Coach Adrienne was a starter at UBC from 2nd year to 5th year.  She played as a 3,4 but was used at every position throughout her storied career at UBC and in high school.


Coach Adrienne was also named an Academic All-Canadian in 2015 and 2016 and graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of Kinesiology.

She is now currently working towards her Masters of Education to become a certified teacher in BC.

 

Highlights (University)
3rd place at CIS National Championships, 2015
1st place at CanWest Finals, 2015
2nd place at CIS National Championships, 2011
1st place at CanWest Finals, 2011

Highlights (Highschool)
- Player of the Game at the Provincial Girls All-Star basketball game, April 2011
- Gold Medalist at the U-17 Canadian National Girls Basketball Tournament playing for the B.C.
Provincial Team U-17, Basketball B.C. Summer 2010
- Most Valuable Player, Vancouver Senior Secondary Athletics 2010, City Championships
- AAA Senior Girls City Champions, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Canada Basketball, Centre for Performance attendee, (BC division) 2009-11
- U-16 Provincial Team member, Basketball B.C., summer 2009
- U-15 Provincial Team member, Basketball B.C., summer 2008