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My name is Rob Middaugh and I have always had a passion for basketball and working with youth. I am 38 years old and I have 23 years of experience working with children of all ages. In my sophomore year of high school, I began volunteering my lunch hours to teach basketball to kids and adults with developmental disabilites. I did not know that this experience would help guide me to where I am today, but it most certainly has. I continued to volunteer in this capacity for the remainder of my high school years. At the age of 17 I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work for one of the largest sports camps in all of North America, Olympia Sports Camp in Hunstiville, ON. From day one this experience changed my life in every single way but within the first few hours I knew one lesson would superceed all. If I truly wanted to do something different and BE someone different, I was going to have to step out of my "comfort zone". Now to most people, this term means nothing, but to me it means everything. Throughout my six years working as a basketball coach and camp counsellor, I had the privelage of coaching and playing with NBA, WNBA, NCAA, CIS, and CCAA coaches and players alike. Being around this type of wealth of knowledge and talent is what made me step out of my comfort zone and want to continue to grow. In September 2001, I attended Fanshawe College in London, ON where I played 3 years of varsity basketball. In September 2005, I once again found myself doing what I had always done, stepping out of my comfort zone. I made the cross country move From London, ON to Kelowna, BC. Since that time I have been employed with Okanagan Boys and Girls Club and coached for three years at Kelowna Secondary School (2006-2009). From 2014-2017 I have a coached provincial level teams with the grade 9 boys at Rutland Middle School and the grade 10 boys at Rutland Senior Secondary where we finished 9th out of 16 teams and 12th out of 32 teams in the province. I continued coaching for one more year with the Senior Boys team. Working with the grade nine boys team re-opened my eyes to how much I truly love coaching and working with children. Through this experience I have once again found myself wanting to step out of my comfort zone. Using Basketball Elite as my platform I look forward to the challenge of not only empowering youth, but improving my community.