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Name | DOB | Experience | Email | Phone | Availability
Andrew Summerville | Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is a sports industry professional possessing an Associate Diploma in Sports Management from Martin Methodist College in the United States. Andrew recently held the role of Business Manager at the Werribee Basketball Association. Under his leadership, the Association was named the 2017 Basketball Victoria Association of the Year and the large, multi-million-dollar turnover club grew significantly under his management.
Andrew has a community-focused approach to building the culture and performance of the settings that he has led, working closely with a variety of stakeholders to grow operations whilst ensuring that the core service delivery of Basketball remains priority.
In a leadership role at the Sunbury Basketball Association, Andrew was able to grow participation and revenue substantially, developing new programs and Basketball offerings. His business acumen and entrepreneurial outlook to managing the game resulted in both Associations being recognised within the top 3 Aussie Hoops participation centres nationally during his tenure.
Andrew also has extensive coaching experience ranging from junior and high school teams to professional and International teams. He has coached professionally in the National Basketball League (NBL), the U.S and Canadian collegiate level, various semi-professional leagues throughout Australia and has had many professional stops in multiple countries during his coaching career. Summerville’s career culminated with a stint as a Volunteer Basketball Development Assistant with the Toronto Raptors NBA franchise.
Andrew has worked with the game’s elite including current NBL, college and professional players. He has held positions as State and National team selector in both Australia and Canada, has lectured on sports coaching at the University of Toronto and has been a guest speaker at many coaches’ conferences in the USA and Australia. He was also employed by Basketball Victoria to deliver coach accreditation courses for the National Coach Accreditation Scheme.
Management & Operations
Vacant | Basketball Operations Manager
Stephen De Wet | Competitions & Programs Manager
Stephen has previously spent 5 years at Basketball WA where he held various roles including Competitions Officer before moving to Football West in 2020. Stephen was involved in the running of all Basketball WA competitions including WABL, State and Country Championships, SBL and the Senior Domestic League known as the PMBL. At Football West as Competition and Operations Officer, Stephen delivered both senior and junior competitions and the National Premier League.
Stephen holds a Diploma in Sports Management as well as being a registered “Advance Management User” of Sports TG.
Stephens experience includes; Competitions & Operations Officer – Football West, Competitions Officer – Basketball WA, Competitions Administrator – Basketball WA, Bookings Officer – Basketball WA, Bookings Officer – University of WA Sport and Recreation, Administration Assistant – University of WA Sport and Recreation.
Luke McLaughlan | Competitions & Referee Coordinator
Luke has previously spent time with BWA as the Referee Coordinator for the Perth Metro Basketball League (PMBL) and as Referee Coordinator at Perry Lakes Basketball Association. Luke is currently an NBL1 referee and holds Level 2 referee accreditation. He is also a qualified referee coach and is experienced in managing basketball competitions at both the association and school sport level.
Vacant | Brand & Marketing Coordinator
Vacant | Basketball Administrator
Performance & Pathways
David Morrell | Player & Coach Development Manager
David is a renowned player developer, tireless worker and elite level coach. David has been the Director of Basketball at Southern Tigers which saw him work with all levels of basketball from domestic through to representative and elite programs. He was responsible for delivering the clubs basketball direction, philosophies and curriculum. He led their camps, player pathways, skill development sessions and all junior programming.
Prior to his time at Southern Tigers David was the Associate Head Coach for the Woodville Warriors in the South Australian Premier League. In his home state of Nevada in the USA, David coached high school basketball for 5 seasons and worked for a private basketball company as a skills trainer where he worked with many Division 1 & 2 college athletes. A qualified high school teacher, David brings a wealth of experience and a methodology well suited to player development
David is also the Head Coach of the Wolves NBL1 Men's Program.
Jonathan Wade | Basketball Development Coordinator
Jonathan has significant experience on and off the court, having played professionally in Europe and New Zealand following an exemplary collegiate career. Jonathan utilises his experience from coaching in private academies within the USA and Victoria to lead the delivery of a range of our community programs such as Aussie Hoops, extensive schools and community programs. As many will know, Jonathan is contracted to play with the Wolves NBL1 team. Having a current NBL1 player who has played in elite level competitions such as the NCAA and EuroCup to deliver programs in the community is sure to excite the kids in our programs and encourage them to reach the same heights Jonathan has.
Jesse Pence | Coaching Coordinator
Jesse is a great basketball mind and is extremely passionate about working with players and coaches to improve the game.
Jesse works with our domestic and WABL coaches to help implement the association wide curriculum and deliver player and coach development opportunities. This includes running our Domestic Coach Education sessions and programs such as DDP, WABL coach mentoring, holiday camps, coach accreditation, schools programs and our elite player development sessions. Jesse works closely with our Player & Coach Development Manager and Basketball Development Coordinator to ensure all levels of players and coaches are included in the WBA pathways.
Jesse’s Experience includes:
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