Front Office

Scott VanWart, President

Scott was born and raised on the West side of Saint John and has a passion for both basketball and Saint John. He has been around the game of basketball for over 25 years and played many years in the LMBA, at Barnhill Junior High, and St Malachys High School. Scott also spent a number of years representing New Brunswick at the Provincial level and later in life enjoyed volunteer coaching in the LMBA.

After graduating from Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Scott spent almost a decade helping to build local IT start-up Q1 Labs which was acquired in October 2010 by IBM. Following IBM Scott spent a number of years with Silicon Valley based start-up Netskope before returning home to work as a Director of Product Management at Mariner Partners in Uptown Saint John. Scott and his partner now live in Rothesay with their beautiful 6 year old daughter Emily.


Mike Anderson, Director of Operations

Mike Anderson is a Grand Bay native who has always had a huge passion for the game of basketball. Mike has been playing basketball since he can remember, and grew up playing for the River Valley Basketball Association. He then continued on to Harbour View High school and spent three summers with Team New Brunswick preparing him for his 5 year university career at UNB. In his final year with the Varsity Reds, Mike was named Most Valuable Player and graduated with a degree in Business. The summer following Mike’s graduation, the Manchester Millrats were relocated to Saint John, New Brunswick.  Mike played with the Millrats organization for 3 years under coaches Jaren Jackson, David Cooper, and Rob Spon.

While Mike was heavily involved with basketball, he was also working as Chief Accountant at T.S. Simms & Co.  After 3 years in Accounting and Accounts Receivable, Mike moved on to Investors Group as a Financial Consultant for 3 years.  With the knowledge of new ownership, Mike returned to the court in the NBL for the last half of the 2016-2017 season with the Saint John Riptide. This lead him to his current position as Director of Operations.

Mike and his wife Gabrielle, were married in August of 2016 and currently live in Grand Bay-Westfield.  They have two beautiful boys who are already eager to play basketball with their dad!


mike-cormierMike Cormier, Corporate Partnerships

Mike has a deep passion for the game of basketball and has been involved the sport for nearly 40 years. He has coached house league and competitive teams both with the KVBA and Fredericton Minor Basketball as well as at the Middle School level. Mike is also very active in volunteering and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus currently serving as an Officer with his local council.

Professionally, Mike retired from IBM in 2014 after almost 30 years in the IT industry. He worked at a number of companies over those years with a focus on IT startups over the latter part of his career. Most notably, he worked for nearly 7 years at a very successful NB rooted startup called Q1 Labs which was acquired by IBM in 2011. Mike and his wife Joan have three children and currently reside in Rothesay, NB.


Dave Morrell, Basketball Operations

David has been involved with the sport of basketball for nearly 15 years. He has coached many non-competitive and competitive teams, as well as volunteering for many different basketball association positions.  Along with basketball, David also enjoys many other sports including karate.  In 2012, David earned his black belt from Shintorakai Canada.  David has also taught karate for nearly 10 years and has successfully become a qualified Karate Canada official.  David always enjoys talking about the theory behind this martial art.

In his professional life, David has worked in the IT field for more than 17 years and is currently employed with Genesys in Saint John, New Brunswick as a Staff Software QA Analyst.   He is married to Beckie of 17 years and has two daughters who also love the game of basketball.

 


Bryer MacPherson, Social Media

 

 

 

 

 


robsponRob Spon, General Manager

 

 

 

 

 


Mike Anderson, Director of Operations

Mike Anderson is a Grand Bay native who has always had a huge passion for the game of basketball. Mike has been playing basketball since he can remember, and grew up playing for the River Valley Basketball Association. He then continued on to Harbour View High school and spent three summers with Team New Brunswick preparing him for his 5 year university career at UNB. In his final year with the Varsity Reds, Mike was named Most Valuable Player and graduated with a degree in Business. The summer following Mike’s graduation, the Manchester Millrats were relocated to Saint John, New Brunswick.  Mike played with the Millrats organization for 3 years under coaches Jaren Jackson, David Cooper, and Rob Spon.

While Mike was heavily involved with basketball, he was also working as Chief Accountant at T.S. Simms & Co.  After 3 years in Accounting and Accounts Receivable, Mike moved on to Investors Group as a Financial Consultant for 3 years.  With the knowledge of new ownership, Mike returned to the court in the NBL for the last half of the 2016-2017 season with the Saint John Riptide. This lead him to his current position as Director of Operations.

Mike and his wife Gabrielle, were married in August of 2016 and currently live in Grand Bay-Westfield.  They have two beautiful boys who are already eager to play basketball with their dad!