Andrija Sola, Head Coach
Played professionally in Europe
My first year at GW we were fortunate enough to play in the NCAA March Madness tournament. I went on to continue my collegiate career at Drake university, receiving All Conference honours in the Missouri Valley Conference. Following my collegiate career, I was fortunate enough to pursue a professional career overseas in Europe. I spent 9 years playing professionally in countries such as Greece, Hungary, Germany, France, Poland and Bosnia. I was forced into early retirement in 2011 due to my ongoing polycystic kidney disease.
As my playing career came an abrupt end, I was able to reinvigorate my passion in basketball by helping others. Over the past 10 years I have been blessed to train some of the most talented players to ever come out of Canada. I’ve had the opportunity to share my knowledge of the game and train many high level players from NBA athletes, professionals overseas, elite high school players, and young athletes all across the GTA. With over 30 years of experience as a player, trainer and coach, I have always approached each situation with detail, dedication, and discipline. It is our mission here at YASO for our athletes to improve in every skill set basketball has to offer, and understand the team concepts that are involved. There are many concepts in basketball that translate into real life, and here at YASO we want all our athletes to excel at both life and basketball.