Corio Bay announce new men's head coach

15.11.2016

The Corio Bay Stingrays are proud to announce the appointment of Tim O'Leary as our new head coach for the 2017 State Champ Men's team, he replaces Mark Leader who has decided not to return to the coaching role in 2017 – Mark had an extremely successful 2 years at the helm, which saw our SCM team win the 2015 Big V Championship and runners-up in the 2016 season.

Tim O'Leary  has a strong connection with basketball in Geelong  which  has  seen   him  play  and coach  for most of his life. As a player he was junior with the 'Great Shape Cats’ back in the late seventies which saw him play under Geelong greats Cal Bruton and the late Russ Riches. Tim has no illusion 's  that this will be his  greatest challenge to date but at 57 years old he comes to the club with a strong record that has earned him the respect from the wider basketball fraternity in both  Junior and  Senior men's and women's  programs that he has coached over the years.

We believe in his approach to team basketball and in his ability to deliver  a culture of respect from all players involved in our SCM team and will hopefully be the catalyst of success which will see the team win another championship . Tim was successful last year steering our YLM Div 2 to a Championship win as the under dogs which cemented their elevation to Div 1 for the 2017 season.

Tim said he " is honoured to take the Head Coaching role” and “ I understand the successful history the club has been able to achieve over recent years  and  I have some  huge  shoes fill”  with regards to his predecessor's Mark Leader and Dan Riches, "my first role will be to fill the roster with the right athletes to support Jason Reardon and Michael Rebula. I'm hoping to attract elite players from near and far that can play basketball and commit to our Stingrays program"

Tim will be a valuable asset to our club and we look forward to him being around for a very long time.


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