Director of Coaching / NBL1 Men’s Head Coach- Basketball Ballarat

School: Basketball Ballarat
Position: Director of Coaching / NBL1 Men’s Head Coach
Position Type: Full-time

Opportunity to join a proud regional sporting organisation in one of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities. 

  • Bring your passion and expertise in Basketball to this organisation wide role 
  • Influence the game from grassroots to elite 
  • Enjoy all the benefits of working in a brand new $30 million sporting precinct 


Director of Coaching / NBL1 Men’s Head Coach

Basketball Ballarat
Proudly providing the communities of Western Victoria with opportunities to participate in indoor sports for over 40 years, Basketball Ballarat has grown into the large-scale multi-sport organisation that it is today.

In 2021 Basketball Ballarat boasts a diverse and growing business that operates competitions across a range of sports for people of all ages, a successful hospitality business, a range of community programs and elite teams participating in national level competitions that attract athletes from around the world.

These current programs see 8,500 users interact with Basketball Ballarat each week.

The organisation has recently moved into a state of the art $24 million 8 court indoor sports precinct, which once the external $5.2M stage two is completed will also boast a café, bistro/sports lounge, commercial gym, consulting suites and 3 outdoor 3×3 basketball courts. This, along with the privately owned 4 courts at the Minerdome provide the community of Ballarat and Western Victoria with all they need to participate in indoor sports.

About the role

As the Director of Coaching, you will work day to day with players, coaches and administrators as you focus on the development of clear pathways from entry into the sport through to elite.

Additionally, you will develop and sustain a strong core group of athletes and coaching staff for the Senior Men’s Program to compete in the NBL1 South. Whilst building a pathway for our Big V Youth Championship and Victorian Junior Basketball League athletes

You will build a program that supports the education and growth of athletes and coaches within Basketball Ballarat’s environment. Establishing a culture in line with Basketball Ballarat values, guide the implementation of a basketball philosophy through junior and senior elite programs.

To succeed in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A proven background in sports coaching and program development and be able to display a minimum level knowledge of the curriculum to be taught
  • Experience as a coach within the sport of Basketball, ideally at state/national levels
  • Sound technical understanding in the use of scouting and review computer software
  • Strong administrative skills
  • High level interpersonal skills, ability to build rapport and develop relationships
  • High level organisational and management skills (personal and program)
  • An understanding of the role sport plays in a local community
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • A genuine ability and desire to care for and develop people
  • Pride in your work and a desire to learn and get better each day
Applicant Information:

To find out more about this role and to request a position description before applying, please call CEO Neville Ivey on 0419 863 538 or email [email protected]

All applications must include a detailed cover letter highlighting your reasons for applying along with an up-to-date resume.

Applications for this role close on January 14th 2022.

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