Roy Rana

Roy Rana

Assistant Coach/Chief of Staff

Previous Team: Canada Senior Men's National Team

Roy Rana brings 25 years of coaching experience at the international, collegiate, and high school level and is widely regarded as one of the most decorated coaches in Canadian history. Rana recently 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. 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 a bronze medal finish in the 2019 U SPORTS Men’s Final 8 tournament. Rana ended his tenure at Ryerson with an overall record of 195-87 after being hired as the Rams’ head coach in 2010. Under Rana the Rams made 6 National Championship appearances in his 9 seasons.

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.

Rana became the head coach of the World Select Team for 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 inWorld Team history. Over twenty of his World Team alumni are now in the NBA. Rana was the head coach for Canada’s Cadet National Team in 2009 and 2010 as Canada won the bronze medal in 2010 and qualified for the country’s first World Championship in 2009 as he was an assistant coach for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team in 2009 as that team also qualified for the World Championship. Rana’s International experience started in 2006 when he was an assistant coach for Canada’s Junior Men’s National Team who qualified for their first ever Junior World Championship and during that same year Rana led the Senior Men’s select Team as their head coach.

Born in Wolverhampton, England, Rana grew up in Toronto where he began his coaching career in 1994 at CW Jeffery’s HS. 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 it’s first ever Canada Summer Games Gold Medal in 2005.

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