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2023 High Performance Coaching Selections: Under 16 and Under 18

Basketball South Australia is excited to announce the Under 16 and Under 18 Metro Coaching Staff for the 2023 High Performance Basketball Program.

Congratulations to our coaches on their selection, we wish them well as they guide the next generation of South Australian talent.

Jimmy Alexander

8 years coaching in the SA Metro High Performance program.

6 X Assistant coach, 2 X Development coach

2 x Gold medal –  SA State Championships (u16 Girls & u18 Boys) and 1 x Silver medal – SA State Championships

Tom Hilbig

Tom is currently the Junior Development Officer for Southern Tigers and the 2022 NBL1 Men’s head coach. He was also previously an assistant coach with Forestville Eagles’ NBL1 Men for 5 years that had 3 grand final appearances and won 2 championships in 2019 and 2020. Tom has coached for 9 years in SA Metro’s High-Performance Program, including as an assistant coach with the 2019 U18 Boys silver medalists, 2021 U18 Girls gold medalists, and as head coach of the 2022 U16 Girls Silver Medalists.

Katherine McPhail

Katherine was the SA Metro U18 Girls Head Coach who led the 2020 team to a historic first gold medal in 31 years. Katherine has been an assistant coach for SA Metro Girls across age groups in2012-2014 and in 2020. Katherine has had a long and successful junior coaching career at Sturt. Off the success of 2022, Katherine was invited to attend and coach at the Basketball Australia’s HighPerformance Pathways – National Performance Camp Jan 23-26, 2022 but the camp, unfortunately, didn’t go ahead due to COVID. Katherine was also selected to undertake the Basketball Australia High-Performance Coaching – Elite Female Advancement Program.

Jarrod Clarke

Head Coach, SA Metro U/18 Men (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)

Coach, Australian Development Camp (2019)Assistant Coach

SA Metro U/18 Men (2015, 2014)Assistant Coach, SA Metro U/16 Boys (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

EADP Squad Coach U/18 Men @ Adelaide Invitational Challenge (2022, 2021)

EADP Squad Coach U/18 Men @ East Coast Challenge (2020)

Head Coach, SA Metro U/18 Men @ East Coast Challenge (2019)

Head Coach, SA Metro U/14 Boys @ Southern Cross Challenge (2018)

SASI Coach (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)Head Coach

SASI U/16 Boys @ East Coast Challenge (2009)

Assistant Coach, SASI U/16 Boys @ East Coast Challenge (2011)

Assistant Coach, SASI U/17 Boys @ Port Macquarie (2007, 2006)

Assistant Coach, SASI Mens Team USA Tour (2006)