McKinnon Basketball announce Youth coaches for 2018


We welcome two new Senior Coaches to head up our youth program for their 2018 campaigns. Both teams are working to retain their core groups and all indications are very positive.

Nathan Geer will Head Coach the YLW1 having had two years as Asst Coach in the State Championship Women’s program and numerous years coaching in our junior girls so was an obvious choice to take the next step.

Nathan is highly regarded within the McKinnon organisation and will ensure there is a pathway for our players coming through and developing players looking to break through into the State Champ team. He will continue to coach in the U14 VJBL program.

“I’m extremely excited and appreciative to be able to take on the role of Head Coach for the Youth League Women for 2018 season. Having been involved in the senior program for the last few years, I couldn’t be more excited to take the next step forward in my coaching career. While continuing to build upon those before us, we will continue to raise the standards with a core group of players returning, along with plenty of new opportunities including those looking to progress from juniors to seniors basketball. I’m excited to work closely with the State Champ women’s head coach, in providing a pathway for all players within the program.”

Jarred Kieser will take the reins of the VYCM team for 2018, he will work closely with the SCM team to develop and create pathways for the youth players.

Jarred brings a fresh approach and ideas to the program. When asked about his move to McKinnon Jarred had this to say.

“I am extremely excited to join the cougar family as the Head Coach for the VYCM. There is a really clear vision and strong culture amongst the club, with the ultimate goal of providing the best development for players and coaches. It is no surprise that this club has won so many awards recently, and it is only getting bigger, better and stronger! I look forward to working closely with SCM coach Justin Nelson, and ensuring that the senior program has sustainability and success well into the future. The current playing group has some very talented players across the squad. My immediate focus will to assemble the strongest possible roster, with the vision of playing finals basketball in 2018.”

Lastly, as I move forward with my next chapter in my coaching career, I would like to thank my previous clubs Hawthorn Magic and Maccabi Warriors for providing me with the opportunity to grow and develop as a coach.

Good luck to all for the Big V season ahead. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Potter & Darcy Sharpe for steering these two teams to the strong position they are in now over the past two years.

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