Abbotsford – The Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced that Kyle Julius, current head coach of the Formosa Dreamers and former William Jones Cup and NBLC Champion, will be the team’s next Head Coach and General Manager.
Julius is currently coaching the Dreamers, a Taiwan-based professional basketball team in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) and will join the Bandits in spring 2020. Julius joined his current club in 2019 after three successful seasons with the Saigon Heat that saw Julius take a team that had never finished a season with a winning record and elevate the organization into a contender in the ABL.
Over two complete seasons, Julius became the Heat’s all-time winningest coach, set the record for most regular season wins in franchise history, and led the team to not only its first-ever winning season, but also its first playoff win in team history.
The Bandits begin their second season in the CEBL on Friday, May 8 when the club takes on the defending CEBL Champions, the Saskatchewan Rattlers, at Abbotsford Centre. Season tickets are on sale now at www.thebandits.ca and on Ticketmaster.