Adam Huffman has been a prep level coach and program director for the past 7 years and immersed in the Canadian Basketball scene for the past 20 years. After playing CIS Basketball with the University of Regina Cougars and convocating with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Administration, he launched Doggpound Basketball Training Academy. Since the start of Doggpound in 2007, he has trained hundreds of athletes across Western Canada, helping many achieve placement in post-secondary institutions in Canada and the USA. Most notably, Adam was invited to coach at the Tom Izzo Basketball Camp in Michigan State in 2016 as well as with Canada Basketball to work with players in the All Canadian Game.  Adam worked with Basketball Saskatchewan previously as head coach of U15 & U17 boys teams leading his U15 team to a bronze medal finish at Nationals.  In 2018, he received the NPA Coach of the Year award.  Adam is committed to training, mentoring and coaching his players as Executive Director and Head Coach of CTA West.  

Lance Milton | Strength Trainer

Calgary’s own Lance Milton came from humble beginnings, raised by a hard-working single mother. In his youth, Lance stayed out of trouble by focusing on sports. He left Calgary for a time to play professional football and attend University, since his return to Calgary in 2014 Lance has continued to dedicate his life and career to athletic training and fitness.  Lance graduated high school from Bishop Mcnally in 2005 and went to UBC (University of British Columbia) on a full athletic scholarship. At UBC, Lance was one of  the top players and defensive backs. After playing college football for UBC from 2008 – 2011, Lance was drafted into the CFL to play for the Montreal Alouettes in 2012. In 2013, he then played for the Toronto Argonauts. After his year with the Argonauts, Lance returned to Calgary and opened Athletic Edge.  Lance’s vision for Athletic Edge is to take Canadian athletes to the next level. He aims to train and support local youth as they grow in their athletic abilities. 

Ian Cantelo | Assistant Coach & Strength Trainer

Ian Cantelo brings 10 years experience coaching basketball at the club, high school, college and prep level.  Ian is passionate about  coaching and delivering basketball skill development at all levels.  Ian is also an accomplished strength, conditioning and skill development trainer.  As a retired Canadian armed forces member, Ian believes that accountability and discipline are keys to success.  His commitment to development and success is rooted in the belief that there are no short-cuts or substitutes for the necessary hard work.

Levi Vann | Shooting Coach

Ashley Walsworth | Sports Therapy, First Aid, Sports 1st Response

Levi played five years in the CIS (now known as U-Sports) as a Shooting Guard.  He spent 2 seasons playing for the University of Saskatchewan and 3 seasons playing for Concordia University in Montreal.  He is a 2 time QSSF Champion and went to CIS Nationals 3 times.  Levi will be our CTA West Shooting Coach.

Ashley Walsworth is evidence based sports massage therapist who graduated in 2011 from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Foothills campus with 2200 hours and an additional sports outreach specialty. Registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA), she has gained additional certifications in Advanced Sports Massage, Dynamic Cupping, Sports Taping, The Nature of Injuries, and Sports 1st Response. Working with a variety of pro and amateur athletes from a variety of disciplines including football, martial arts, boxing, skiing/snowboarding, skating, and disc golf, she is now currently pursuing her national certification with the Canadian Sports Massage Therapist Association (CSMTA). As an athlete herself, Ashley understands the importance of active rehab with the return to sport in mind, and the athletic community is excited to benefit from her many years of experience.

Tolu Fasuba | Academic Advisor & Tutor

Tolu is a strong believer that, "education is the ultimate tool of empowerment". This idea was instilled within her at an early age, and thus she was successful in school, receiving both academic and athletic awards. Tolu is passionate about learning, and began tutoring in 2012 while working to complete her Bachelors of Science degree. Her tutoring experience ranges from kindergarten to university level, although she has worked primarily with high school students. Tolu approaches tutoring with great initiative and brings a very positive and caring attitude. She has worked with over 100 diverse students consistently receiving the highest level of satisfaction from both students and parents. For this, she has received numerous nominations for the ‘tutor of the year award’. She excels at finding what will motivate students, adapts to accommodate them, and works to build their confidence through success. Having learned that a negative school experience could completely change the trajectory of a young person's life, Tolu decided to become a teacher in order to positively impact students in a way that extends beyond the classroom. She has since completed her Bachelors of Education degree and is an Alberta Certified Teacher.  

Fallon Huffman | Yoga Teacher & Operations Manager

Fallon is a 2015 graduate of the SATTVA School of Yoga with Edmonton's Rameen Peyrow.  Fallon has worked with Western Canadian athletes teaching restorative yoga, mindfulness and meditation for the past 5 years.  In addition, Fallon will be providing logistical and business support to CTA West as Operations Manager.  Fallon currently owns a marketing & branding company that provides the visual identity, website, social media and strategy for CTA West.

CTA WEST STAFF BIOS

Adam Huffman | Executive Director & Head Coach