Ivan Yaco
Ivan Yaco
Title: Assistant Coach

2018-19 marks Yaco's first season as an assistant coach with the Blues. Well-connected in the East Vancouver basketball scene as both a player and coach, Yaco is the current childcare leader at the Strathcona Community Centre and a coach for the Strathcona Basketball Club. During the winters, he also teaches the basketball component at West Point Grey Academy. 

As a player, Yaco played collegiate ball for Langara College and a year of professional basketball in the Philippines. In high school he was a captain at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, where he was named to the All-City team and was Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Lower Mainland Championships. 

Said Kannemeyer: “It was a easy hire for me. When the position opened up my first thought was 'could I get Coach Yaco on board?' I am excited to have him working with our team. His dedication, his commitment, and his drive are contagious.”