Director of Operations
Coach Jerreh Saidybah is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where he played 4 years in the NCAA. He earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. While attending the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Coach Saidybah earned academic excellence two years consecutively - on Dean's List.
Coach Saidybah was a standout and an exciting performer in the classroom and on the court. He played his CEGEP career at Vanier College (Montreal, Quebec) where he led the Cheetahs to Provincial and CCAA National Championship tournament in his Freshman year. During his first year as a Cheetah, Coach Saidybah led the CEGEP league in most block shots with 2.19BLKS per game.
M.I.P. (Most Improved Player) 2002-2003 (Freshman year College)
Defensive Player of the Year 2002-2003 2.19BLK/PG
Defensive Player of the Year 2003-2004 2.1BLK/PG
Second Team All-Conference 2002-2003
First Team All-Conference 2003-2004
First Team All-Star - Hoop Mountain, Massachusetts - Summer 2003
Mr. Basketball - Hoop Mountain, Massachusetts - Summer 2003
M.V.P. (Most Valuable Player) at Cushing Academy (USA) Invitation Tournament - Winter 2003
Bachelor's and Master's Degree and Certificate of Security Studies 2004-2009
Basketball Student Athlete of the year and Umass Lowell - 2006-2007
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Coach Saidybah went on to play in the IBL with USA All-Stars Team and Euro Tour with USA Basketball Select. He has since been holding successful individual player development programs throughout Edmonton, AB.
Coach Saidybah is also a Certified Basketball Coach under the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program). He has been coaching youth basketball for more than 9 years (Boston, Ottawa and Edmonton).
Marketing Director & Coach
Sheena is a graduate from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, where she played 4 years in the OCAA (Ontario College Athletics Association). While in College she earned two Diplomas; Graphic Design and Early Childhood Education.
During her College Career, Sheena was a stand-out Student-Athlete. She lead her team as Captain for 3 years of her career, was amongst top scorers on her team and was a 3-year Eastern Conference All-Star (2002-2005), earning Eastern Conference All-Star Tournament MVP in 2003.
After completing her College Career, Sheena took her talents to the Coaching aspect of the sport. Spending 3 years as a Program Co-Supervisor in Ottawa, Ontario at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex, Sheena was able to develop and implement programming while overseeing all sports camps. Sheena also spent some time as an Assitant Coach for the AAA Midget Girls Shooting Stars Travelling Basketball Team in Ottawa. She spent many years as a Provincial Representative for SNYB (Steve Nash Youth Basketball), and Reebok Raptorball, respectively. Sheena is a Nationally Certified Basketball Coach under the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and continues to direct and facilitate programs across Canada. She is currently the Director for Muslim Women's Basketball Association in Edmonton, AB. Sheena brings over 20+ years of experience and knowledge to Capital City Hoops and we are looking forward to the impact she plans to make in Youth Sports!
Player Development & Coach
From the courts of Mother Teresa Secondary Academy located in Scarborough, Ontario to the sidelines of Strathcona High School in Edmonton Alberta, my journey in the world of basketball has been one of determination, dedication, and an unyielding passion for the game. As a newly Canadian immigrant at 9 years old, I found my calling on the hardwood, and my story is a testament to the transformative power of sports.
My relationship with basketball began over two decades ago, when I first stepped onto the court as a young player eager to learn and grow. The lessons I learned in those early years laid the foundation for what would become a lifelong commitment to the sport. As a high school student at Mother Teresa Secondary Academy, I was fortunate to be part of a legacy that saw our team secure three OFSAA championships during my four years of play. Those victories not only showcased our skills but also solidified the importance of teamwork, discipline, and perseverance.
Upon graduating from high school, I took my talents to the next level and joined the Humber Hawks College basketball team. Unfortunately, my aspirations as a player ended here due to injury, a lack of self believe and overall loss of love for the game, the game does not all ways go your way. Although my time on the court was cut short, this setback marked the beginning of a new chapter in my basketball journey—one that would eventually lead me to coaching.
Undeterred by the challenges I faced, I transitioned from player to mentor, finding a new role as an assistant coach for the Strathcona High School varsity team during the 2017-2018 season. This experience opened my eyes to the profound impact that coaches can have on young athletes, both on and off the court. As a coach, I sought to instill in my players the same values that had guided me throughout my basketball career: the importance of hard work, sportsmanship, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Beyond the coaching sidelines, my love for the game remained undiminished. I continued to lace up my sneakers and compete in various adult basketball leagues across Edmonton. These opportunities not only kept my skills sharp but also served as a reminder of the joy and camaraderie that basketball brings to those who share a passion for the sport.
Now, as I stand at the crossroads of my journey, I am filled with a sense of purpose and gratitude. It is time for me to give back to the game that has given me so much. With a steady understanding hand and a deep commitment to guiding the next generation of basketball players, I am excited to continue shaping young athletes into not only skilled players but also responsible and resilient individuals.
As I reflect on my path from player to coach, I am reminded that the true essence of basketball lies not just in the wins and losses, but in the lessons learned, the bonds formed, and the unwavering passion that fuels the journey. With each dribble, each pass, and each coaching session, I look forward to writing the next chapter of my basketball story—one that is dedicated to empowering others to discover their own potential and thrive both on and off the court.