It’s not every day that a legendary basketballer joins your school’s coaching team. But for students at Darling Range Sports College, it’s a very exciting reality.
Alan Black, a former Australian Boomers Assistant Coach and National Basketball League (NBL) Championship Coach, will be joining the college in 2018 as part of a new basketball program.
Bringing a wealth of playing and coaching experience with sought-after career highlights, Mr Black said he was excited to be on-board with the school’s already impressive line-up of coaches.
“I’m looking forward to putting together a strong foundation for a successful and high performance basketball program at the college,” Mr Black said.
“The program will be open to Year 7 students from 2018, and will expand as that year group moves up.”
As part of the program, students will take part in targeted fitness training, skills development, sport science lessons and have the opportunity to tour interstate and internationally.
On his list of career highlights, Mr Black has been a player and head coach with the Perth Wildcats where the team won a championship in the 1999/2000 season, and head coach of the Illawarra Hawks, Sydney Kings and the Malaysian Institute of Sport, where they won a gold medal in the South East Asian Games in 2017.
Mr Black is also a qualified school teacher and will be spending time in the classroom teaching sport science, and sharing his invaluable knowledge and experience with students.