Job: Coach


Steven Butler

A former All America player out of Division 3 Christopher Newport University USA, Coach Steven Butler has a lengthy and deep understanding of the game of basketball. The Virginia native, now Johannesburg resident, has serve as Technical Director of the Tip-Off Sports Vikings Basketball Club for the past 4 years. In addition to those responsibilities, Coach Butler has coached teams on the developmental level to the adult leagues. Most recently as Head Coach, he led the Soweto Panthers of the BNL to their sole
championship in 2018 in the professional league.

Elvis Ukpong

Head of Basketball at St David’s Marist Inanda and founder of Tip-Off Sports Vikings basketball club, Coach Ukpong brings a history of teaching, coaching, scouting and managing the game. Coach Ukpong gives the athletes a wealth of expertise from a player, coach and scout perspective. His recent success includes leading the professional team Soweto Panthers to a national championship in South Africa.

Clemen Kock

Coach Clemen brings a wealth of experience and expertise in basketball coaching and administration. Having worked with the South African National teams at various level for over a decade, coach Clem has seen it all! He has worked at high school, university and clubs level having coached professionally in the BNL.

Booba Malemba

Coach Booba has been with the Vikings coaching staff since 2016. He has been a great asset coming from the University of Cape Town with such great experience in coaching and conditioning. With a FIBA Level Two qualification, coach Booba has a lot of experience with youth basketball having coached at many levels including the Western Cape Provincial U16 Team.

Coach Booba recently moved to Johannesburg and has settled in with his wife and kids.