How did you get involved with Central Coast Basketball?
I got involved with basketball on the Central Coast back in 1998 when my brother Daniel convinced me to come up from Albury in the SEABL to join him with the Central Coast Waves in the old Gosford Youth Club. With my Nanna born and raised on the coast, we holidayed here frequently and the love of the coast stemmed from those formative years. In 1997, prior to moving up, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a NSW Youth League and Championship Men title right here at Breakers Indoor Stadium at Terrigal which naturally had an endearing effect. Since that time I have played, coached, administered or volunteered every year since within the local basketball framework on the Central Coast.
What year did you join the Board?
I joined the board June 2017. So it only took me 20 years to join the board 🙂
What are your key responsibilities on the Board?
My key responsibility sit in the development of basketball given my playing, coaching and administration experience.
What are you most looking forward to for the future of Central Coast Basketball?
Seeing the programs, pathways and culture continue to grow through a club that aims to fulfil a very holistic approach within our community. I see this association as a playing an integral part in the development, health and engagement for many families here on the coast and that responsibility well and truly sits front of mind in my role as a board member. While the recent recurrence to junior and senior championship titles and qualification to national championships has been humbling to see, its continuing to see the club build on its cultural values, deep community engagement, role modelling and heart-warming moments that I look forward to the most.
I’ve spent the majority of my life working in and around the game of basketball. My education and business career has followed my love for the game. Starting at high school on Louisiana USA, college in Wyoming USA studying business, working in the family business at Hudsons Global Logistics, playing professionally with the Sydney Kings, Hunter Pirates and West Sydney Razorbacks, coaching professionally in the NBL as an assistant coach with the West Sydney Razorbacks and Sydney Kings, coaching professionally in the private school and university systems with Abbotsleigh College, Waverley College, Barker College and Sydney University, studied Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus and also partially studied a Masters of Coach Education at Sydney University while in the role of Head of Basketball Operations with the Sydney Kings and have continued in a role as the Australian scout for the Houston Rockets NBA team over the last 4 years.
My wife Michelle and I’s latest venture is a recent start up under the name of Swish Technics which manages the distribution rights to three iconic industry brands in Porter Athletic Equipment, SnapSports and Shootaway. Having a love for the brands, the industry, the relationships and a family logistics business, it made sense to begin the adventure.