WILLY MANIGAT is a Carleton Ravens alumnus who played four years at Carleton University. Willy played in three National Championships and in his last year, Carleton would be the only CIS team that would be undefeated against Canadian competition, winning all of its 34 matches and losing none. In 2012 Manigat was an OUA Champion and an OUA East All-Star. He was also named Defensive Player of the Year twice currently his career as a Raven.
Upon graduation, Willy decided to play professionally joining the National Basketball League of Canada’s Island Storm. The following season, Willy played his first season in Germany for SU Medien. After a successful first season, Willy would remain in Germany where he played for the Braunschweig Phantoms. In 2014-2015, Willy played for the Leverkusen Bayer Giants in Germany’s ProA division and he went on to play for ASS Sale in Morocco in the 2015-2016 season.
TONY HOUSE looks forward to adding Head Coach to his duties as Founder/Director of CTA where he successfully directed the academy to an NPA National Championship this past season. He brings years of experience on and off the court to CTA. As a player, Tony was a two-time Ottawa All-Star, Game MVP and Ontario High School All-Star, winning a Junior and Senior City Championship with St. Pius X. He was highly recruited out of high school and went on to start and play for the nationally ranked University of Manitoba Bisons. Tony attended two Canadian National Team tryouts as well as an Olympic Team camp.
Tony has been coaching for over 25 years and has coached a number of successful basketball teams including the senior boys programs at Nepean High School and Sacred Heart High School. In 2010-11 House's Sacred Heart Huskies would win a City Championship and earn a top 5 ranking in Ontario. Tony has also coached the U19 Ottawa Guardsmen and has been a driving force and coach with the OYBA/Ottawa Elite program since its inception. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous players going on and playing at the university/college level.
Tony partnered with Leo Rautins to form the Rautins-House Basketball Camp that has been a fixture in the community for 27 years and has been hosting the annual Corporate-Hype All Star Classic for 18 years which showcases the best high school talent in the city.
JEAN-EMMANUEL JEAN-MARIE was raised in Ottawa, Ontario and attended College Catholique Samuel-Genest. There he was a member of the Men’s Senior Basketball Team from 1999-2003 where he helped his team win 3 city championships and earned the title of MVP.
Jean-Emmanuel went on to play for the Carleton University Men’s Basketball Team from 2003-2008 where he was a part of 4 CIS National Championships and 3 OUA Championships and earned MVP in the 2004-2005 basketball season. As a member of the Carleton Ravens, Jean-Emmanuel represented Canada at the Intercontinental William Jones Cup in Taiwan in the summer of 2004. When not playing basketball, from 2004-2007 Jean-Emmanuel volunteered at the Merrywood Easter Seals Camp, helping children with physical disabilities succeed by providing extra help with their daily activities.
From 2011-2013, Jean-Emmanuel coached the Ottawa Guardsmen Boys Team to an OBA Championship Division 2 gold medal. He also coached Deslauriers High School Senior Boys Team, winning 2 city championships and placed third at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSSA) Championships.
Last year Jean-Emmanuel was Assistant Coach at La Cite Collegiale where he helped guide the team to their first Eastern Conference Championship. This was the first time the Deslauriers High School team had made it to the playoffs in the school’s history.
ALAIN CADIEUX believes the best approach is to motivate, engage and empower student athletes to maximize their potential on and off the court. He brings 11 years of experience coaching high school and college basketball.
In 2010 -2011 as the Head Coach of the high school senior boys’ basketball team at Deslauriers high school he led the team to a 43-4 record with a 3rd place finish at OFSAA “A”.
In 2011-2012 as the Head Coach of the high school senior boys’ basketball team at Deslauriers high school he led the team to a 45-5 record with a 3rd place finish at OFSAA “A”.
In 2012-2013 as an Assistant Coach for La Cite Collegiale men’s basketball team, with a new coaching staff, they worked relentlessly to improve from the 3-17 record of the previous year and built the foundation for a successful program finishing 10-10.
Alain Cadieux is currently the Director of Support Services at Ottawa Community Housing.