PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY 2017

NEW MIKE PERO NELSON GIANTS HEAD COACH: ALAN MCAUGHTRY

The Mike Pero Nelson Giants are delighted to announce Alan McAughtry as Head Coach for the upcoming NBL season.

McAughtry is a highly experienced coach and has a strong background in developing youth players through his Director of Coaching role at Diamond Valley Basketball Club in Melbourne and is currently the Assistant Coach for WNBL team the Melbourne Boomers and the Australian Under 19 Team where he will attend the World Champs in July. McAughtry has also coached in the SEABL competition with the Frankstown Blues.

Director of on-court operations Phil Jones is confident McAughtry has all the skills to return the team to the playoffs this season.

“ Alan is an experienced coach and has had a wide range of roles over a long coaching career that appealed to us. He likes to develop youth, which has always been important to the Nelson Giants, but also has top-level experience with Frankstown, the Melbourne Boomers, and Australian age groups teams. We believe he is also the right fit for our culture. The Giants are iconic in this league and an institution in our town, we hope Alan will enjoy coming here and adding to our proud history “

The pre-season programme will start shortly and be managed by Claire Dallison, Brendon Bailey, and Phill Jones. McAughtry will arrive in Nelson Feb 22nd after the completion of the Melbourne Boomers Season.

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