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Steve Trinidad

Steve’s basketball career started at the age of 5, playing for the communities of Midsun and Southfour. He went on to play in junior high for the St. Augustine Angels and high school for the Bishop Grandin Ghosts. He also helped Calgary win gold at the Alberta Summer Games. From 2007-2012 Steve was a member of the Mount Royal University Cougars Men's Basketball team, winning two provincial gold medals, a silver medal at the 2012 CCAA National Championships, and a gold medal at the 2009 CCAA National Championships. In 2014-2015 Steve also played for Calgary's semi-professional ABA team- the Calgary Crush.

Career Highlights

  • Two ACAC All-Conference awards

  • Two ACAC Provincial Championships

  • Silver medal at the 2012 CCAA National Championships

  • Gold Medal at the 2009 CCAA National Championships

  • Mount Royal “Cougars on the Court” and “C is for Cougars” volunteer


Jerome Makasiar

Jerome Makasiar’s basketball career began at the age of 7, playing on teams such as Eastview Community, Properties, St. Martha Mustangs and his high school team at Father Lacombe. At Father Lacombe his team won City Championships in Grade 10 and 12. Jerome played post-secondary basketball at SAIT Trojans, St. Mary’s University College, NAIT Ooks, and the Mount Royal Cougars. During his second year at St. Mary's, he received an ACAL 2nd Team All-Star Award and a Team MVP Award. Jerome has been with STARS for the past three summers working as a coach and a coordinator. He is very excited to help develop kids basketball skills and love for the game.

Career Highlights

  • ACAL 2nd Team All-Star Award

  • St. Mary's Team MVP Award


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Abby Gibb

Basketball has always been a strong passion of Abby's. Her career began at the age of 9, playing for teams such as Carburn Community, Willow Park Junior High, Locomotives, Out West, Alberta Western Canada Summer Games, and Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School. 

She's been involved with STARS Basketball as a coach for the past two summers and is super excited to be a part of such an amazing program. Having the opportunity to develop young athletes' skills and abilities, as well as sharing her passion for basketball, is something she looks forward to doing each week. 

Career Highlights

  • 2nd place in ACAC Provincials

  • Played for Mount Royal University

  • Played for St. Mary's University

  • Currently playing for University of Northern BC


Angela Driscoll

Angela played high school basketball for the Bishop Grandin Ghosts where she won Athlete of the Year in Grade 12. She started her post-secondary career playing for the Olds College Broncos where she won an ACAC Championship and a bronze medal at the CCAA National Championships. Transferring to Mount Royal University for her next 4 years, Angela led the nation in steals her final year in the league.

Career Highlights

  • Grade 12 Athlete of the Year

  • Olds College Broncos player

  • Bronze medal at the CCAA National Championships


Mico Javier

Mico started playing basketball at the age of 6. He began playing in community leagues and progressed to high school basketball. He played basketball at Father Lacombe High School between 2008-2011 and won the city championship in 2008. Mico graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development and Economics and currently works for the City as a Recreation Programmer for Calgary After School. He has a passion for improving fundamental basketball mechanics of kids and making sure they have fun doing it!

Career Highlights

  • 2008 City Championship with Father Lacombe High School