James Vear - Head of Basketball Academy

Coach James Vear joined Barking Abbey in the 2014-15 season, bringing a wealth of international experience with him. Having started coaching with Sevenoaks Suns, he stayed there four years before taking over Medway Park Crusaders’ academy and semi-pro team, helping them gain promotion to NBL Division 1. 

James would then move to Canada to take up a lead assistant role at Dalhousie University before taking a lead assistant position with the Great Britain under 20 Mens in the summer, helping them gain promotion to Division A in his first year.  James continued to coach at the national team level taking over as the head coach of the Great Britain Under 16 boys team.

James was offered his first pro coaching job in Denmark with the Aalborg Vikings Basketball Club, where he picked up Coach of the Year while leading them to a team record for wins and their first playoff appearance.

You can contact James on: jamesvear@abbeybasketball.com