Bballfan
Two months ago

HP Appointment - Female Pathways

Basketball SA has announced Dee Branford as the inaugural High-Performance Pathways Leader (Women).

I have limited information about her credentials - is it a good appointment?

Men equivalent has not been announced, yet.

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Blues67  
Two months ago

Not sure about any previous coaching experience other than what I googled and the article doesn't really mention it. Recent coaching looks like she has a child that plays at Forestville and she was their U10’s age group coordinator for a period of time. She also was involved as an assistant coach with their women’s NBL1 team, this was a few years ago though.
Her playing experience is impressive and looks like she has lived the complete junior HP pathway through to the CoE. If she’s a good communicator it may be a real positive for their HP girls.

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Footloose  
Two months ago

Is Branford her married name? If so, what is her maiden name?

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

It might help a little if you search for Dee Ranford as a start (instead of Branford).

It has been her name for the past 20 years (to my knowledge) so most likely her surname from birth.

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Footloose  
Two months ago

Played WNBL for Perth & Rangers back in the day? Good get

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Isaac  
Two months ago

Also played for the Lightning if I'm remembering the right person?

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Pasadena 72  
Two months ago

As we have seen good players always make good coaches. Having relevant coaching experience must not have been a requirement for this role. Certainly an interesting choice. Look forward to seeing who is selected for the boys role.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

She did indeed

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Footloose  
Two months ago

from memory she was more of a bench player at WNBL level Pasadena & they often do make very good coaches.

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Maddog  
Two months ago

So we are crossing our fingers she'll be a good HP coach because she played pro basketball?
False logic.
Just because I had a teacher for 15 years of my life doesn’t mean I’ll make a good teacher.

My question is who is going to clean up after Tim?

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Pasadena 72  
Two months ago

Ah of course. The more mediocre the player the better the coach. Also a can't miss formula.

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Footloose  
Two months ago

yeah you're right, coaches that never played at all are sooooo much better

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Pasadena 72  
Two months ago

I think coaches who have coached are usually more suited to coaching roles. But I'm sure her experience will hold her in good stead.

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Jayhoops  
Two months ago

If the rumours circulating are true, this was a shambolic selection process! For the sake of the SA community, hopefully these are just rumours and that Ranford is the right person for the job. The lack of coaching experience on her resume is concerning though, and many I've spoken to are questioning why such a drastic shift was necessary given the recent success of the female HP program.

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Maddog  
Two months ago

Jayhoops, because the guy running the show is making things up as he goes.
His GM experience was running a business that continually made a loss and relied on grants because no one attended their games.

The real issue is who appointed him. They avoid scrutiny, why?

Basketball is run so poorly in this country.

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Bballfan  
Two months ago

What would make the selection process shambolic?

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