Meet the Team
Louis first started to get in to basketball at the age of 14, his passion for basketball rapidly grew when he started to play competitively at Loughborough College, where he won multiple players player awards.
After playing at Loughborough for 3 years he then stayed for an extra year to assist head coach Harrison Gamble with the 2017/18 team, they both went on to win the AOC East Midlands league, AOC Regional Tournament and County Cup Champions.
Louis then went on and became full time Community, University and Junior National League coach within the Leicester Riders Foundation, In his first year he Head Coach the Leicester Riders U13 YBL team who were the League Champions that year.
During the summers Louis has spent time assistant coaching Aspire U13 East Midland boys and helping out when he can on the Great Britain U16's Camp in 2019. Louis also has travelled to portugal to deliver on the Sunlive Basketball Camp for the last two years.
Louis currently coaches the Leicester Riders U14 Premier team and the University of Leicester Womens team.
Kayleigh Budd is the General Manager of the Leicester Riders Foundation. Kayleigh graduated from Loughborough University with a 2:1 degree in Sport Science with Management. Kayleigh Previously worked as Business Development Manager for ex professional Leicester City footballers Muzzy Izzet And Steve Walsh’s Football Education Academy. Kayleigh has a strong background in education with over 10 years experience working within primary, secondary and further education
First picked up a basketball at 15years old and fell in love with the game. As a Player played at Charnos Swifts, Derby, Leicester Ladies, Northampton, Nottingham Wildcats 1986 – 2006. During this time qualified as a Level 2 & 3 Coach, Level 3 Referee and Level 3 Table Official. Coached all at Leicester Riders Junior and Senior levels. Involvement at National Junior Teams Level from 1997 – 2007. Employment with basketball as Lincolnshire, Leicestershire Development Officer 1990 – 1999. NGB England Basketball Regional Development Manager 1999 – 2014. My time working with the governing body helped me build up good relationships with Clubs as I needed them to deliver. I am also qualified as a Coach Tutor to Level 2 qualification and a Level 3 assessor. From 2014 to present day I am back to my roots with the Foundation in developing Coaches, Players and Officials as well as supporting community work in schools, projects, grants, CVL’s and JNBL.
- Started playing at age of 7
- Beauchamp Basketball Academy
- Leicester Beauchamp Cannons National League U14/U16/U18
- University of Northampton Stallions 2012-2015
- Northampton Trojans Mens National League 2012-2015
- Leicester Warriors Mens Local League 2015-2017
- Groby Basketball Mens Local League 2017-present
- Lancaster Boys School Coach
- Leicester Warriors Community Coach
- University of Northampton Womens 1st Team Head Coach 2012-2014
- Leicester Riders Community Coach 2014-present
- U15 East Midlands Assistant Coach 2016
- Charnwood Riders Div 4 National League Mens Head Coach 2013-14
- DMU Womens Head Coach 2016 - present
- Head of JNBL Academy 2014-present
Dominic McDonaugh is the Leicester Riders Foundation marketing officer and community coach. He is currently in his second year working with the organisation and coaches a wide variety of sessions and teams. His head coaching responsibilities include his involvement within the Junior National Basketball League program as he is the head coach of the U12 Black team. As well as this he is also Head Coach at the University of Leicester Basketball Club Men’s 1st team. As part of his community coaching role he delivers a number of community sessions for the foundation from satellite clubs, in school and after school sessions for secondary schools and primary schools as well as our own foundation community sessions at the Morningside Arena.
Dominic has been involved in basketball from a young age both playing and informally assisting with coaching at his local clubs with the younger age groups. Dominic played basketball in his home county of Gloucestershire from the age of 12 – 19 playing all levels from school, club, regional junior teams as well competing in junior and senior national league competition along with sixth form college competition whilst studying his A-levels at Cirencester College. After this he continued his education at the University of Leicester where he completed his Undergraduate degree in History and American studies with a year abroad. After this he went on to complete his Masters in International Management. During his time at the university he was heavily involved with the basketball club, being men’s 1st team captain and on the committee helping to organise and assisting in the day to day operations the club. During his time at University is when Dominic decided to formalise his coaching and completed his Level II coaching qualification and began working part time for the Leicester Riders Foundation, which after completing his postgraduate study a position became available to join the Leicester Riders Foundation in a full-time position in September 2018.
Ryan is a community coach at the LRF, delivering basketball coaching in primary and secondary schools throughout the county alongside basketball camps and community sessions based at the Morningside Arena.
Ryan has achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Sport Leadership and is a Level 2 qualified Basketball Coach. Ryan is currently the Head Coach with the U13 Girls at East Midlands Aspire and is running a Mental health/wellness project for the Riders JNBL academy to promote positive thinking on and off the basketball court to further their development.
Laura is the NCS Programme Manager at Leicester Riders Foundation. Laura graduated from The University fo Bedfordshire in 2014 with Ba (hons) Sport and Community Leadership degree. Laura has worked with young people both in an educational and youth work setting and is passionate about supporting young people to develop, and is driven to supporting young people to create a positive change. Laura has previously worked within the NCS network for a youth charity and has experience of delivering great NCS provision alongside youth social action and development projects.