Coach Bernard has experience on and off the court. He was educated in the US and has played in various professional leagues. As a professional basketball player, his career took him to play in the LA Pro- AM, USBL and CBA Yakima Sun Kings. His international career saw him play in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines with affiliations with clubs in China and Hong Kong. In Singapore, he has been coaching children and youths with different levels of basketball skills for more than 10 years.
He is well-liked by children and parents as he is attentive to their needs and provides support and encouragement to them. The POSB Everyday Champion Award that was accorded to him was in fact, nominations made by parents and children from his programmes.