I was made aware of comments on this site, so in order to enlighten a few people I will give you an insight into my background!
I played junior basketball at southern districts until under 16's I then switched to South Adelaide in under 18's and played with them until I was 23 reaching reserve men level! I had a 2 year break to play football and played a season of Div 3 men but never really captured the love of playing the game I had as a kid!
I started coaching as a 17 year old at south winning an under 14 div 6 premiership I was then promoted to under 12 div 2 then as a 19 year old coached under 14 division 1 for 3 years, in each year my teams made the finals, then as I was reasonably young I got over dealing with parents and people similar to those on this site so I left basketball all together to play football.
After a 5 years out of the game I wanted to be involved again, I contacted south to offer to coach however no one called me back, so I contacted southern and thankfully was given a chance to coach, I coached under 20 div 2 men then took over as div 1 coach for 2 years again having some success in making finals in all but one year!
I spent the last 2 years coaching under 18 div 1 boys again making finals and playing off in 3 grand finals in a season! I have coached numerous players that have gone on to play ABA including Sam johns, Sam McDaniel, Andrew Webber, Matthew Davies just to name a few!
I was assistant coach to Willie last year and coached the 23 div 1 girls again making finals!
There you go, I haven't coached WNBL or played in the NBA but I fail to see how that matters! I can coach and I am good at developing players which is what I intend to do with the current girls we have at the moment, and with our juniors at our club! People have said we won't be able to recruit players, well 1 I don't care, I would like tigers girls playing for us and then going onto higher leagues, not importing rebels that cause more trouble than what they are worth just ask Centrals, however some players from other clubs have already spoken to me about next season and I will sit down with them at the appropriate time and if they can fit into the culture we are trying to create at our clubs then they will be welcomed!
Those warriors on here that want to attack our club and the girls whose parents are on the committee you seriously need a life, remember you are having a go at 17 year old girls in most cases, they try their best like everyone else in the team and I can assure you there is no gold passes! And someone has to be on the committee, no committee no club!
I got reported 2 weeks ago and suspended for 2 weeks Wednesday night, I take full responsibility for my actions, I will learn from them and it won't happen again!
There have been players that left our club, I won't go into details why they left, however I am a tough coach with high expectations and rules, those that don't like my rules don't play, they left we moved on!
I coach to develop players and win games! Most of my team although we are not getting the wins are improving, I don't do this job to make friends with people at other clubs, I have enough people at my club I class as friends, I would also class some people at other clubs as friends to, but they wouldn't get on here and slander my team, my club or me!
There is obviously an agenda by disgruntled people that I may have upset to try and get rid of me, guess what I have suspicion who you people are and I am not going anywhere, I will continue to do this job for as long as I possibly can and when it's over and one day it will be I will go back to coaching juniors at the southern tigers, I don't care if I have upset you or your adult kid, get over yourselves!
To Blackbird, you are either a disgruntled former player/parent or maybe a current one, seriously get a life, my conversations with my players are friendly banter, as this group of girls and myself and coaching staff get on really well we are a unit with one goal in mind to continue to get better and play in finals and it will happen one day! Good luck reading my twitter as I blocked it so that peanuts like the majority that have posted on this site can't read it, and me and my team can have our conversations without people reading them, if you are a former parent/player good luck with your basketball career hope you the best but you won't be playing for us again! If you are a current player/parent not happy you need to speak to me about or else you know where the door is!
Anyway I had my say, enjoy the read if anyone ever wants to talk to me I am approachable (even the refs :-) ) but if you don't want to I am not fussed