John White – Director of Coaching
Dragons Get Serious in the VJBL
Camberwell Dragons would like to welcome back and announce John White as the Director of Coaching for the VJBL program in 2015/16.
John comes back to the Dragons after spending a few years at the Knox Raiders and as an Assistant Coach at the Melbourne Tigers in the NBL, growing and expanding his coaching skills and technical knowledge of the game.
In addition to his new role at Camberwell, John will also take on the role of Assistant Coach at the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL. We are very excited for John in his new role in the WNBL; we see this as a great opportunity for our athletes and coaches to gain some insight into the Professional levels of the game and help push them onto higher levels.
When asked about coming back to the Dragons, John had this to say,
“I am extremely excited to be back at the Dragons. It’s not often in sport that you get an opportunity to come back to where it all began, as cliché as it sounds it feels like we have unfinished business.
Camberwell were really supportive of me going out to chase my personal coaching goals a few years ago and since then I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to coach with some great people and in some great organisations at all different levels both here and in the USA. I feel that I am more focused as a coach and want to use these experiences to bring in some fresh ideas and clearer pathways to what is an already solid development program.
There are some great people at Camberwell and they have done a really good job of consolidating and steering the Club in the right direction. We have very similar ideas on where we need to go from here and what we need to do to set us apart from other associations, I’m really looking forward to working with all of them to put it all together on and off the court. The 2015/16 season is going to be really exciting and hopefully the start of something big for the Dragons.”
John will work directly with Mark and Cara Jeffers (Boys and Girls Coordinators) to further strengthen our VJBL Program. The group will continue to work with our VJBL coaches to enhance player development as well as provide mentoring with greater focus placed on the developmental pathways for coaches. Through the introduction of new programs and coach support networks, they will look to push our coaches to extend their knowledge on more aspects of the game, in turn providing a better all round experience for our athletes.
Stay tuned for more announcements around the Association regarding the VJBL, Big V and partnerships within the community and basketball world.
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