A leading figure in the basketball scene with over 10 years of experience in project management, operations, coaching development, community outreach and philanthropic work.

  • Date of birth
    March 16th 1983
  • Lives
    Los Angeles, USA
  • Hobbies
    Travel, Fitness, Blog, Social Media
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Founder of Key Basketball LLC providing consultancy work in California.

Camp Director

10+ years experience in organising grass roots to elite residential basketball camps.

Event Management

Apart of the London 2012 Olympics basketball management team working in the Technical Operations department.


Led teams at junior, university and semi-professional level. Also on the international stage with the England U16W National Team.


Strategic Planning
Sports Management
Goal Orientated
Basketball Coaching



CEO - KEY Basketball LLC

2017 to present

Providing consultancy work around camps, clinics, coaching, strategic planning and recruitment.

Global Director - DENG Camp

2017 to present

Managing and leading global basketball camps in the USA, UK, Australia & Africa for x2 NBA All-Star Luol Deng.

Founder - She's Got Next

2016 to present

Dedicated website and social media platforms promoting UK Female Hoops.

CEO - Luol Deng Foundation


Implementation of strategic goals, business plans and managing staff to give direction and leadership toward the success of the organisations goals. Built and maintained relationships with partners, such as the NBA, Nike and UNHCR.

Coach - Basketball England


Level III Head Coach for semi-professional club Brixton Topcats, Basketball England U17 Regional Team & England U16W National Team Assistant.

Technical Operations - London 2012 Olympics


Management Team providing sports specific input into the briefs for venue design and planning, identifying training venues, venue transition, scheduling, technical official support and planning Test Events.

Owner/Founder - KEY Basketball Coaching

2007 to present

Set up my own basketball coaching and mentoring company to help drive the sport of forward at grass root level as well as elite athletes. The company has since grown delivering elite skills training in San Antonio, Texas.


Kingston University, UK


BSc (Hons) Sports Sciences | Grade: Upper Class [2:1]

Richmond Upon Thames College


BTEC Media Studies | Grade: B+


It’s a joy to work with Steve on so many basketball projects. Our direct contact and growing relationship helps a great deal to reach our goals.

Susan Mulders (NIKE)

Steve has been an absolute pleasure to work with playing a major role in the NBA building a great relationship with Luol Deng and his Foundation.

Neal Meyer (NBA)

Steve was a great addition to our management team. His knowledge of the sport and event operations were pivotal in producing an amazing Olympic Games.

Joanna Sutherland (London 2012)


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  • CEO
  • Coach
  • Director
  • Owner
  • Global Director
    Global Director
  • Founder
  • National Team Coach
    National Team Coach
  • Chairman/Head Coach
    Chairman/Head Coach
  • Women's Head Coach
    Women's Head Coach
  • Basketball Tech Ops
    Basketball Tech Ops
  • CEO
  • Ex-Pro Player
    Ex-Pro Player





My farewell to female UK hoops. 

It was always going to happen with my recent move to the USA and new job role but it’s still very tough to come to the realization that a special part of my life is coming to an end. 

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WBBL High-Five

The WBBL annual High Five series is back where I was asked to identify five players that I believe deserve some recognition for their efforts this season.

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What is your purpose?

After watching the latest episode of Billions (incredible show by the way), the topic of purpose got brought up and it really got me thinking.

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She’s Got Next goes LIVE

Midnight Madness are teaming up with Steve Vear to spearhead a brand new online platform solely dedicated to celebrating British Women’s Basketball.

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Co-Star on Midnight Madness TV

Steve Vear will be co-starring on British basketball show ‘About To Go In’ talking all things from the NBA, the BBL/WBBL, to UK players playing in Europe and the USA.

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London RPC U15 Girls

Steve Vear will be assisting GB U20 Women Head Coach Karen Burton with the London Regional Performance Centre for U15 Girls.

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Vear ready for the WBBL

Brixton Topcats Head Coach Steve Vear has been talking with the WBBL and the Brixton Bugle ahead of the upcoming 2014/15 season.

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The UK’s flagship basketball website features DENG TOP 50 including Camp Director Steve Vear.

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MM Dunk Contest Panel

Steve Vear was chosen to be on the panel for the World Slam Dunk Championship at the biggest UK summer event, Midnight Madness.

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  • Phone
    (626) 533-1641
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