THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay Blaze Basketball Club are welcoming Matt Erdman to the newly created position of Technical Director. The new position will include responsibility for planning the on‐court development of young players within the Blaze Club from October to March, as well as providing guidance to the ‘rep team’ coaching staffs during the club’s competitive season in April and May.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the Thunder Bay Blaze Basketball Club,” shared Erdman.
Erdman has been active in Thunder Bay basketball circles for twelve years, during that time he has been a member of the Lakehead University Thunderwolves as a player, and assistant coach.
He has contributed as an assistant with two different local high school basketball teams. Also Erdman has served as head coach of the Blaze ‘rep’ teams for a number of seasons.
Prior to enrolling at Lakehead University in 2001, Erdman was a lifelong member of the historic Blessed Sacrament Basketball Club in Hamilton.
“The Blaze have built a good product over the last few years. I am hoping that my experience will help us take our training and the skill development to a higher level,”
The Blaze also announced a partnership with the Lakehead Men’s Basketball last season, which sees Lakehead varsity players and coaches actively involved in the on-court coaching from September to March.
Coach Scott Morrison of Lakehead, a member of the Blaze Executive Committee, stated, “Matt has a wealth of experience at the club level and has been a valuable coach in this community for some time. I expect he, in his new position, will help the Blaze reach a new level of organization and experience solid growth over the next few seasons”.
Coach Erdman will be working under the continued direction of the Blaze Basketball Club Executive Committee. The committee includes Morrison, Pat Charlebois, Tom Mustapic and Club President Cory Keeler.
The 2012-13 Blaze registrations are currently ongoing. Players can register online at www.tbblaze.com or register in-person on Saturday, September 22 at P.A.C.I. between 9AM and 12PM.