The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club is proud to announce that former Olympian, National Team Captain, CIAU Player of the Year, CIAU National Champion, Manitoba Athlete of the Year, and 3-time Provincial Champion Martin Riley is offering one-on-one personal training for basketball players of all ages and skill levels, through his newly-launched Next-Level Personal Training initiative.
As one of Manitoba’s most distinguished and decorated basketball players and coaches, Coach Riley constantly draws from the significant success he achieved throughout his career when training athletes. Blending his extensive high-level coaching expertise along with his substantial personal experiences as one of the most accomplished and productive basketball players in Manitoba’s history, he will instruct athletes on how to best maximize their potential as individuals and thereby achieve greater results for their team.

Exceptionally qualified, both as a coach and player, Coach Riley will use each personal training session to help athletes progress in their personal skill development and comprehension of team concepts. Sessions will be offered as either one-on-one instruction or group training (maximum of 4 athletes per session), with Coach Riley providing meticulous instruction to thoroughly cover extensive content, including enhancement of fundamental techniques, skill development, personal game analysis, game strategies for all positions, how to train on your own, goal setting, and nutrition.

Personal Training Experience

Martin is known as a coach who pays attention to detail, which allows him an astounding ability to perceive strengths and weaknesses in players and teams. Due to his insights and instruction, the players he has coached, trained, and advised over the years have come away with a true understanding of how to play the game, both as individuals and as members of a team. Renowned as a player for his unrivalled ability to train and focus on his own, Martin’s intensity and leadership, whether during games or practices, both on the court as a player or on the sidelines as a coach, is recognized as the trait that distinguished him from his competitors and allowed him to succeed over more talented players. Throughout Martin’s coaching career, he has demanded the same type of tenacity, dedication, and focus from all of his players and staff.
Over the years, Coach Riley had the pleasure of coaching a number of players that have gone on to play university or college basketball, including Yacine Bara (U of M), Matt Molitowski (U of W), Tyler Kohut (U of W), Braden Hammond (U of W), Jon Hanec (U of M), Colin Laplante (Lakeland College), Mark Ridd (U of W), Denny Larivierre (Red River College), and Dan Penner (CIS National Champion at Carleton University).

Athletes or parents interested in contacting Martin regarding Next-Level personal training sessions can reach him directly at
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Martin Riley Career Summary
Playing Career
  • As captain of the only undefeated varsity boys’ basketball team in Manitoba high school sports history, Martin led the 1973 Sisler Spartans Varsity Boys Basketball Team to a Provincial Championship with a perfect 38-0 record, which included 8 tournament championships.
  • Named 1973 Varsity Boys Provincial Championships MVP 
  • Received the prestigious Carl Ridd Award in 1973 for academic and athletic excellence 
  • First player selected to Canada’s National Team directly out of high school, in 1973, at age 17
  • Played university basketball for the Manitoba Bisons from 1973-1978
  • Won a CIAU National Championship in 1976 with the U of M 
  • Named 1976 CIAU National Championship MVP 
  • After the 1976 CIAU basketball season, awarded the Mike Moser Trophy as CIAU Player of the Year, University of Manitoba Athlete of the Year, Province of Manitoba Athlete of the Year
  • Selected as a 1st Team All-Canadian in 1976, 1977, and 1978
  • Selected to play in two Olympics (1976 & 1980)
  • Captain of the Canadian Men’s Basketball National team from 1977 to 1980
  • Played in numerous International Competitions; Pam Am Games, World Student Games, FIBA World Championships, Commonwealth Cup, and Olympics
  • Won two consecutive Senior Men’s National Championships with Nicolett Inn in 1979 and 1980
  • Played professionally in Argentina from 1980-1981
  • Coaching Career
  • Over 30 Years of Coaching Experience at the University, Varsity, Junior Varsity, District, and Club levels in Manitoba
  • Coached the University of Manitoba Bisons from 1981-1984
  • Coached Varsity Boys at Dakota Collegiate and went to the Final Four 
  • Coached JV (2 years) and Varsity (8 years) boys at Miles Macdonell Collegiate
  • Won 2 AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial Championships at Miles Macdonell Collegiate after only 8 years of coaching varsity boys basketball
  • Won 4 KCAC Varsity Boys Championships in a row at Miles Macdonell
  • Named Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association 1997 AAAA Varsity Boys Coach of the Year 
  • Founded the Winnipeg Wolves Club Program 
  • His Wolves 1995 team won 3 consecutive Provincial Club Championship between 2010-2012 
  • In 2011, the three Winnipeg Wolves teams captured the Grade 8, 9, and 10 Club Provincial Championships
  • Under his guidance the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club has expand to 6 teams
  • Career Recognition
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Sport – Hall of Fame in 1991
  • Inducted into the Canada Basketball – Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Inducted into the Basketball Manitoba – Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Inducted into the Manitoba High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) – Hall of Fame in 2011 (both as a player and as a member of the 1973 Sisler Spartans Boys Varsity Team)