2019/2020 BOYS COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT
U10's - Shane Huppatz
Shane will continue in his position with the U10's and has been coaching for the last few seasons in this age group. He gets huge enjoyment in seeing the boys skills develop so quickly at this age. Shane enjoys seeing the start of their limitless basketball journey. He has been through the Norwood junior program as a parent with his 3 children still playing.
Div 2 coach: Jad Kilvert
U12's - Ben Lomman
After a successful season with the 12 Boys Div 2. Ben is moving into the more senior div 1 role. He is excited about coaching a group that will work hard, have fun and focus on doing the fundamentals well. Team ball wins! He's previously coached almost every age group, juniors and seniors over his long coaching career. His favourite drill is shell drill, box out and anything that focuses on decision making. He will be assisted by Kelly Sheedy.
Div 2 coach: Tanya Aldridge
U14's - Phil Keenihan
Returning to the U14 Boys for the 6th year, Phil has taken the boys to 4 consecutive National Club Championships. He's gotten a bronze medal at classics and won 3 state championships titles. He'll be looking to nurture this young group into National title contenders. He's been coaching for over 15 years at Norwood, doing both junior girls and boys and assistant coaching PL men and reserves women. Phil was coach of the year in 2016. He will be assisted by Jett Swaffer, one of his previous national players.
Div 2 coach: Tom MacDonald
U16's - Tim Odell
Tim is excited about coaching at a club that values both development and winning, as well as the opportunity to coach a talented up and coming group of kids. Tim most recently went away with SA Metro U16 Boys and won a bronze medal. He has coached U23 div 1 boys, U18 div 2 boys for many years, and he won Forestville's boys coach of the year in 2018. His favourite drill is 5v4 offensive advantage + anything that focuses on 1v1 defence. He will be assisted by Jarrod Hart.
Div 2 coach: Peter Rault
U18's - Chris Webber
Chris is returning to us after a very successful 2019 with the U18 Boys. They have developed and thrived under his coaching. Returning with him is assistant coach Jordy Wilson. Jordy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having been involved for the last few years at this level as a coach and playing for our PL men.
Div 2 coach: Jason Champion
U23's - Travis Chard
Moving into a new role Travis brings knowledge from many age groups, he's been involved with PL men for a few years and attended U20's Nationals this year with SA Metro. He's been to many club nationals and classics during his years in U14 Boys. He is most excited to rebuild the path from juniors to seniors at Norwood.