Bob’s Coaching Resume

Bob’s Coaching Resume

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

I have been involved in basketball since 1990 when I founded the McKinnon Basketball Association. It was started with five kids in my back yard and had no courts. It has now grown into a 3,000 plus member Basketball Association operating out of nine courts at various locations.

At McKinnon, I performed several roles for the Association over a 19 year period including – President, General Manager, Head Coach of the Associations BIG V Men’s program and Head coach and coordinator of its junior boy’s representative program. I founded and developed each of the Associations five domestic clubs and established its VBRA referees branch.

In that time I developed the Association’s Representative Basketball Program that was non-existent to one which is widely respected throughout Melbourne and indeed Victoria. I left the McKinnon Basketball Association in May 2009 and started my own business in sports coaching, sports administration and website development. In September 2009 I started work on a contractual basis as the General Manager and Basketball Manager of the Oakleigh Basketball Association. Between 2010 and 2016 I oversaw the rebuilding of the Association. in 2009 when it was on the verge of folding when we took over the management of the Association. In the six years between 2010 and 2016. When I left the Association 2016 the OBA had grown from 4 teams in 2009 to over 100 teams in 2016, our annual turnover had increased from $50,000.00 in 2009 to over $500,000.00 and our membership had grown from 40 participants to over 500. In my time with the OBA I performed the role of General Manager, Basketball Manager, Head coach of the clubs BIG V Men’s and junior rep programs.

COACHING RECORD – McKinnon Basketball Association

I have completed all Level 1, 2 & 3 coaching courses through Basketball Victoria. I enjoyed significant success at McKinnon who during my time there was a small club competing against some of the biggest and strongest Associations in Australia. In that time I coached several teams to what is recognized as the highest standard of representative competition in the country, “the Victorian Championships”. In those years we have enjoyed finals campaigns on three occasions. The highlights of my record between 2001 and 2009 were

  • 2003 Coached McKinnon Cougars U/16 and U/18 Boys into the Victorian Championships
  • 2004 Coached McKinnon Cougars U/16 Boys into Victorian Championships
    • Chris Dawes makes Vic Metro State team
  • 2005 McKinnon Cougars U/16 & U/18 Boys into Victorian Championships,
    • the U/18 Boys making the semi-finals
    • Coached the McKinnon Cougars U/18 Boys into Eltham/Dandenong tournament final
    • Coached the U18 McKinnon Cougars into the National Classic tournament
  • 2006 Coached McKinnon Cougars BIG V Men to Finals in Div 3 Men
    • Michael Lazzari and Tom Burns named al All Star 5
    • Coached the McKinnon Cougars U/16 Boys into Victorian Championships
  • 2007 Coached McKinnon Cougars BIG V Men to Grand Final series
    • Michael Lazzari and Tom Burns named al All Star 5
    • Coached the McKinnon Cougars U/16 Boys to a Metro1 championship (Metro 1 is one division below Victorian Championships).
  • 2008 – Coached McKinnon Cougars BIG V Men to Grand Final series for a second straight year
    • Tom Burns named all All-Star 5
  • Coached the U/16 Boys McKinnon Cougars into Victorian Championships where we finished in the semi-finals
  • coached the McKinnon Cougars U/16 and U/18 Boys into the Adelaide Easter Classic tournament Grand Finals.
  • Coached the U16 McKinnon Cougars into the National Classic tournament
  • Owen Odigie named in U/16 Victorian Metro State squad
ASSOCIATION POSITIONS HELD – Mckinnon Basketball Association

Since founding the Association in 1990 I was its President for 16 of its 17 years. From 1995 I was also the Association’s General Manager up until September 2008. Throughout that time I was the Association’s Basketball Manager / Director of coaching

McKinnon Cougars Boys representative Program

From 1995 until present I have held the role as coordinator of the junior boy’s representative program.

In 2008 this was restructured into a Basketball Managers role.

I have been responsible for recruiting and training coaches.

I have had to oversee squad selections and coaching appointments.

I have drawn up and implemented a basketball program that details specifically the skills, philosophies and offensive and defensive systems of the program. This includes the progressive steps in building that program from U/12’s right through to BIG V Men’s

I have implemented and developed several programs to help develop individual and team skills and abilities.

I have overseen every teams training and development and mentored and trained all the programs coaches.

ASSOCIATION POSITIONS HELD – Oakleigh Basketball Association

Oakleigh Warriors representative Program

  • From 2010 until July 2016 I have held the role as coordinator/manager of the junior representative program.
  • In that time I have been responsible for recruiting and training coaches.
  • I have had to oversee squad selections and coaching appointments.
  • I have drawn up and implemented a basketball program that details specifically the skills, philosophies and offensive and defensive systems of the program. This includes the progressive steps in building that program from U/12’s right through to BIG V Men’s.
  • I have implemented and developed several programs to help develop individual and team skills and abilities.
  • I have overseen every teams training and development and mentored and trained all the programs coaches.
COACHING RECORD – Oakleigh Basketball Association

Oakleigh Warriors representative Program

  • From 2010 until July 2016 I have held the role as coordinator/manager of the junior representative program and Head coach of the junior program and BIG V Men’s program.
  • In that time I have been responsible for recruiting and training coaches.
  • I have had to oversee squad selections and coaching appointments.
  • I have drawn up and implemented a basketball program that details specifically the skills, philosophies and offensive and defensive systems of the program. This includes the progressive steps in building that program from U/12’s right through to BIG V Men’s.
  • I have implemented and developed several programs to help develop individual and team skills and abilities.

I have overseen every teams training and development and mentored and trained all the programs coaches.

  • 2011 Coached the Oakleigh Warriors U/12(1) Boys into the Victorian Championships
    • The U12(1) Boys finished in top 10 and played in the National Classics
  • 2012 Coached the Oakleigh Warriors U/14(1) Boys into Victorian Championships
  • 2013 Coached the Oakleigh Warriors U/14(1) Boys into Victorian Championships
  • 2014 Coached the Oakleigh Warriors U/16(1) Boys into VJL1

  • U16(1) Boys won VJL1
  • 2014 Coached the Oakleigh Warriors Inaugural  BIG V team in BIG V Div 2 Men’sBIG V player Andrew Kaban as the league’s leading scorer and named in the BIG V Div 2 All-Star team.
  • 2015 Coached both the Oakleigh Warriors U16(1) Boys and U18(1) Boys into Victorian Championships
  • U16(1) Captain Sean Macdonald named in the Victorian team for the national championships
  • U18(1) Boys rank in the top 10 for Victorian Championships
  • Coached Oakleigh Warriors BIG V Men’s team
  • Patrick Manifold was leading scorer in Div 2 Men’s
  • 2016 Coached both the Oakleigh Warriors U18(1) Boys and BIG V Men’s team
  • U18(1) Boys make VJL4 finals
  • Coached Oakleigh Warriors BIG V Men’s team
COACHING RECORD – POST-Oakleigh Basketball Association

Port Phillip representative Program

  • In 2017 I coached an ex-Warriors team at Port Phillip when they were bottom age in East two.

Keysborough representative Program

  • That team then chose to move to Keysborough where I coached them to the VJL4 title.
  • This year (2019) the same team won the VJL7 title.
  • I coached Keysborough Youth League men in 2017 and 2018 to competitive seasons in both years.

Caulfield Grammar

  • In 2018 I coached the schools year 8 A boys which contained five VC players from Melbourne Tigers and Waverley Falcons. We went through the school season undefeated.
  • In 2019 I coached the Year 8 A Boys once again and with only one rep kid we have won 7 out of 10 games which was a better accomplishment than what I achieved in 2018 taking into consideration the lesser talent and experience in the 2019 squad.
BASKETBALL PROTEGES
  • Chris Dawes played for Victoria before going onto be an AFL premiership player at Collingwood
  • Owen Odigie played for Victoria, Australia & Melbourne United in the NBL.
  • Corey Maynard went to play NCAA Div 1 at Bryant University before playing at Cairns and Townsville in the NBL
  • Sean Macdonald has played for Victoria and Australia since 2015 after being with me between 2010 and 2015
  • Tom Burns was a BIG V all start and MVP with me at McKinnon
  • Michael Lazzari was named a BIG V all-star with me at McKinnon in 2005
  • Nic Gabsch is playing NBL1 at Sandringham after playing junior rep with me at Oakleigh
COMPETITIONS AND BASKETBALL PROGRAMS DEVELOPED
  • I developed Friday Night Domestic Competition at Oakleigh Rec Center before forming into an Association.
  • I developed Open Age competitions Men’s & Women’s at both Associations
  • I developed innovative junior domestic competitions at both Associations
  • I developed and organized the first BIG V Men’s and Women’s teams at the McKinnon Basketball Association and the first BIG V Men’s team at the Oakleigh Basketball Association.
SCHOOL PROMOTIONS
  • I developed and  implemented  beginners basketball programs for both the Oakleigh Basketball Association and the McKinnon Basketball Association
  • I developed and  implemented  School Holiday Programs for both Associations
  • I developed and implemented School Clinics at Primary and Secondary Colleges.
  • I developed and  implemented  3 on 3 competitions for school holiday periods

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