SABC Division 1 Coaches 2016/17
South Adelaide Basketball Club is excited to announce our Division 1 coaches for the 2016/17 district basketball season. Building on one our most successful years in recent times we are thrilled to welcome back some former South Adelaide coaches along with new and existing coaches in the program.
U10 Girls – ERIN FRICK – Erin is entering her second year as head of our U10 girls program. She has received high praise from her coaching peers both at South Adelaide and from other clubs and has done a fantastic job with the U10 girls program in 2015/16. Erin was a junior representative with South Adelaide from U16 through to U23.
U10 Boys – TERRY JONES – Terry is no stranger to the club and we are pleased to welcome Terry back for another year at the helm of the U10 boys program. His enthusiastic approach to coaching has seen countless boys come through his program enjoying their basketball, developing their skills and providing a strong start in young basketballer lives.
U12 Girls – GREG CUNNINGHAM – Starting off coaching boys Greg answered a call to take on the girls U10 program over five years ago and has been working with our girls program ever since. Greg brings over 15 years experience coaching juniors. With a strong background in fundamentals Greg has spent countless years working with our young players proper shooting technique and dribbling skills both during team sessions and through individuals with his players. Greg is coming off the back of an excellent season with his U12d1 girls coming fourth at the State Championships held in May.
U12 Boys – CALLUM DEACON – Callum has over eight years experience as a district coach with South Adelaide and has previously served as an assistant coach to the U20 Mens State Team, NITP coach and served as an assistant with Southern Cross Challenge. He has had an exceptional year in 2015/16 taking his U12d1 boys all the way to the Grand Final at the State Championships in May and qualifying for the prestigious Medibank Classic held across the June long weekend.
U14 Girls – KAT CIABATTONI – We welcome Kat to the South Adelaide coaching family for her first year with the club. Kat is a current U14 girls NITP coach and extensive knowledge of the game with 10+ years experience coaching both division 1 and 2 teams at both Southern Tigers and Forestville Eagles.
U14 Boys – JARROD CLARKE – Jarrod starting his coaching career with South Adelaide in the 90's and has spent the past 13 years as head coach at Sturt Sabres. An NCAS level 2 coach Jarrod brings a wealth of knowledge and experience serving as a state assistant coach, SASI head coach, NITP coach and Central ABL women’s coach. Jarrod has been successful in taking his teams to finals at State Championships, U14 Australian Nationals, Medibank Classic and the Eltham Tournament.
U16 Girls – JASON BALFOUR – Jason has been coaching district basketball for the past 23 years. He has had a remarkable year taking his girls to a top three finish at State Champs ensuring an invitation to the U14 National Championships to be held in Newcastle/Maitland this September. Jason spends countless hours working with our young players and recruiting new talent in his capacity as our Junior Program Manager.
U16 Boys – GEOFF WHITFORD – The Whitford name is well known to the South Adelaide Basketball Club and we are excited to have Geoff back on board for 2016/17. For the past 20 years Geoff has coached both U16 and U18 division 1 boys programs at South Adelaide as well as previously assisting at Sturt and Forestville’s Central ABL Men’s teams.
U18 Girls – KEITH MARSH – Keith comes to us with 30 year experience as both a basketball and volleyball coach. A native of New Zealand, Keith spent some years as an assistant coach to the U18 New Zealand National girls team that competed at the U18 Australian National Championships as well as head coach of various district teams in his homeland. Keith is ably assisted by his wife Meg.
U18 Boys – CHAS MCCORMICK – Chas’ impact on the Club has been significant over the past two decades. He has worked tirelessly with our boys program through all age groups and was the head coach for the U16d1 boys in 2015/16. In 2010 Chas was named as the head coach for the U18 State Boys SA Metro team and has been involved in high performance in this state ever since acting as the assistant coach to the U16 Boys state team for the past three years.
Please join me in welcoming our coaching roster for the upcoming season.
SABC Operations Manager