Coaching leads locked away

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2019

With our VJBL rep tryouts fast approaching Werribee Basketball is pleased to confirm our coaching leads for 2019/20 are Mason Rogers (girls) and Grant Duca (boys).

Mason continues in the role he has fulfilled for the previous 2 VJBL seasons, while Grant comes in to replace Jackie Gibson, who is now working full time as the Coaching & Programs Coordinator.

Joining both Grant as the Assistant Coaching Lead is Kyle Ogden. With our exceptional growth of teams across the last five years (from 27 to over 40 in just the last three years!) Kyle will help provide support to our teams, players and coaches.

Mason said he was grateful for the opportunity to again head the girls’ side of the program.

“I’m proud of what we have achieved across the last 2 years and can’t wait to continue to grow our girls’ program to be the premier junior program in the state.” Mason explained.

Grant said he was excited to take on the boys’ side of the program and knew it was a big task ahead.

“The VJBL program at Werribee is an exciting place to be and I’m looking forward to be able to help drive our boys’ players improved across the 2019/20 season.”

Kyle said he was pumped to help out where he could.

“I love coaching and guiding both players and coaches and I hope I can share my passion to help the program in 2019/20.”

Player and Coach Development Manager Reece Potter said:

“It is great to have Mason continue in the Girls Coaching Lead role for another year. He has done an outstanding job building strong relationships with players, coaches and parents in the girls’ program over the last two seasons and will continue to work hard to drive improved results and outcomes for the girls program in 2020,” Potter said.

“Since joining the WBA over 12 months again, Grant has immersed himself in our development and high performance programs, becoming an integral part of our association. His appointment as the Boys Coaching Lead is recognition for this hard work and dedication and I look forward to working with Grant to drive success in the boys program,” Potter added.

“The creation of the Assistant Coaching Lead position is recognition of the growth of our program and the need to support our coaches and players in a professional manner. The role will focus on supporting less experienced coaches, players and teams in our VJBL program. Kyle’s enthusiasm for player development and energy for coaching makes him the perfect person to take on this new role as he will get out on court and support the teams that need the most help and guidance.”


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