Bio

 

Shalom.

Hola.

Kia ora.

Hello.

 

Basketball coach for 21 years from New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand via Warea, California, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Napier.

In 2018 I debuted as a head coach in the New Zealand NBL, leading the Taylor Hawks to 12 wins and a semi-final berth. In the previous three years the Hawks won 10 games combined!

Previously, in 2017, I was the assistant coach (to new NZ Breakers’ Head Coach Kevin Braswell) for the New Zealand National Basketball League undefeated champion Wellington Saints πŸ˜‡ (20-0), a feat never achieved before in the history of the league. #TeamNoL's

This represented my fifth championship πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ† in 13 years as an assistant coach in the NZNBL, twice more making the final. I've been blessed to work along side excellent management, coaches (head coaches Kenny Stone, Tim McTamney, Pero Cameron and KB) and most importantly players!

I was also head coach of the New Zealand πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ Under 16 Boys' who advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Junior Championships, equaling New Zealand's best ever performance at this tournament.

Additionally I taught Health and Physical Education at Rongotai College, a small public all-boys school. In 2016 I head coached the Junior As to an undefeated 33-0 season. All seasons involve adversity. We're proud of our undefeated record because it means we overcome the adversity we encountered. I’ve previously taught at a number of schools including Hutt Valley High School and Hamilton Boys’ High School.

I love basketball β€οΈπŸ€. To me love means two things - sacrifice and being fascinated by the intricate details.

I want to experience basketball at the highest level I possibly can, and get to work collaboratively with the best players and coaches.

#SucceedOrDieTrying

Michael Jackson put it, "Don't stop until you get enough!"

I have created this website to share my knowledge and passion for the game. I hope you find it beneficial.