Roy Rana

Roy Rana

Assistant Coach/Chief of Staff

Previous Team: Canada Senior Men's National Team

Roy Rana brings over 25 years of coaching experience at the International, Professional, Collegiate, and High school levels and is widely regarded as one of the most decorated coaches in Canadian Basketball history.

Rana is currently the Assistant Coach and Chief of Staff with the Sacramento Kings and has had numerous experiences in the NBA working with the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks in various capacities.

Rana last served as Head Coach for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team during the 2019 FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers, where he led Canada to a 10-2 record and a first place finish in Group F to secure a 2019 FIBA World Cup bid. In 2019 Rana also finished his ninth season as the head coach at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he helped guide the Rams to a 31-7 record during the 2018-19 season and another school record 3rd consecutive National Final Four appearance . Rana ended his tenure at Ryerson with an overall record of 195-87. After being hired as the Rams’ head coach in 2010 the Rams made 5 National Championship appearances in his 9 seasons.

Internationally Rana led Canada to a historic first ever World Championship in FIBA competition, at the 2017 U19 Basketball World Cup in Cairo Egypt. Rana also led Canada to a Bronze Medal at the 2010 U17 World Cup in Hamburg Germany. Rana has led Canada’s age group teams to numerous medals in FIBA Americas competition over the past decade. Since taking over Canada’s development age group program Canada went from unranked in 2009 and is now the second ranked Age group program in the world on the men’s side. He has been a key part of Canada’s rise on the global stage and has also been a key part in the flood of high level Canadian talent now in the NBA. Rana became the head coach of the World Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2011 and served in that role until 2019 as he guided the World Team to Nike Hoop Summit titles in 2012 and 2013, 2015, 2018 and is now the longest serving and winningest Head Coach in World Team history. Over twenty five of his World Team alumni are now in the NBA.

Born in Wolverhampton, England, Rana grew up in Toronto where he began his coaching career in 1994 at CW Jeffery’s HS, guiding the school to a North York Championship and numerous Championship finals. In 2000 at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute, a public high school in Toronto he entered one of the most prolific stages of his career. Over the course of his nine years as the head coach at Eastern Commerce, Rana’s teams finished seven of the nine seasons ranked No. 1 in Canada as he finished with a 256-39 record as head coach of the Saints and won a record 5 Ontario Championships.He was awarded many accolades during the nine-year span, including the 2009 High School Coach of the Year in Canada Award, 2003, 2004, 2006 Canadian High School Coach of the Year and the 2003 Toronto Sun High School Coach of the Year. Rana also was the Head Coach of Ontario’s U17 Provincial Team where he led the team to the 2004 and 2005 National Championship while also bringing Ontario its first ever Canada Summer Games Gold Medal in 2005.

Community and charitable endeavors continue to be a passion and he currently sits on the board of the global sport for development organization Right to Play.


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