Connor
Laronde

Head Coach

Although Connor has only a few seasons of coaching under his belt, he has dove head first into his passion and has proven to be one of the top up & coming high-performance coaches in the province.

In addition to his role as one of our Head Coaches, Connor is also the Recruitment Coordinator for Simcoe United. His recent experience as a player at the elite prep, CCAA & USport level has given Connor the opportunity to make connections with many post-secondary programs at various levels. These connections combined with his first hand knowledge of the recruiting process, gives Connor the unique ability to help support our athletes recruitment.

Fueled by a strong work ethic and showing excellent potential, Connor earned the opportunity to be the first athlete from Barrie to play for Athlete Institute (now Orangeville Prep). While there he played alongside and trained with future NBA players Jamal Murray & Thon Maker. Throughout his post-secondary playing career, was the epitome of a student-athlete. In addition to being recognized as an OCAA All-Star, Connor was also a 2x CCAA Academic All-Canadian and a 2x USport Academic All-Canadian.

AT A GLANCE

Coaching Experience

Assistant Coach:

  • 705 Hoops AAU | Barrie Royals | Maple Ridge SS (2022-2023) 

Head Coach:

  • Eastview SS | Maple Ridge SS (2021-present)

Coaching Certification 

  • NCCP Train to Train
  • USAB Gold Licence

Playing Experience 

  • Athlete Institute/Orangeville Prep (2013-2015)
  • Georgian College (2015-2018)
  • York University (2019-2020)
  • Nipissing University (2020-2022)

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