2021 is shaping up well for the Taylor Hawks. They have secured a fantastic coaching line-up and the players have definitely responded by signing on.
Adam Forde came on board with the team back in July 2020 as the Head Coach. This helped us to get a headstart on the planning for 2021. Drawing on Forde’s wisdom and experience, a strong foundation was set for 2021. Forde’s talent in the coaching arena was clearly recognised and in the wider basketball world and he was snapped up by the Sydney Kings as their Head Coach.
Jacob Chance, an Assistant Coach for the Perth Wildcats, has been a part of four Championships in five years with them (2016, 2017,2019 and 2020). He started in 2015 as a volunteer – intern video coach and continued to work as a video coordinator and development coach from 2016-2019. He has now spent the last two years as an Assistant Coach for the team. Jacob has helped create and develop the Perth Wildcats Academy/Development program for local West Australian high level junior products. He has worked with Trevor Gleeson, Matt Nielsen, Adam Forde, Scott Roth and Luke Brennan in that time. He was also the Under 16 Western Australia Metro Head Coach at 2019 Australian Junior Championships and had direct involvement with the Basketball WA High Performance Program. In addition to all of this he was Junior Rockingham Product, Assistant Coach with Rockingham Men’s NBL1 West team from 2016-2018
With a fantastic foundation set in the Coaching Team, the Taylor Hawks have been able to recruit an all star team. You will get to see the line-up over the next month as the team releases the names.
“I am thrilled with the team we have been able to put together to date, and looking forward to getting to work with a group of ambitious and competitive individuals. We will be striving every day to be the best versions of ourselves and I look forward to helping put on an exciting style of basketball that our fans will enjoy supporting.” said Chance.
Total Oil NZ is proud to be sponsoring the Taylor Hawks for the 2021 season, and look forward to a much-anticipated season ahead.
Read the full media release here: Taylor Hawks Coach – Media Release