Coaching Director - Charlie Fyffe

A bit about Charlie…

Charlie has coached basketball at a junior and senior level for over 20 years, including being involved in the State Development pathway with Basketball Victoria.

Charlie currently coaches at Knox Raiders in the NBL1 program, which he has done for the past four years. He is also Head Coach of the 18&Under Girls Team Vic School Team.

Charlie is a High School teacher who runs a basketball Academy out of Lilydale High School.

His role here at Cougars…

Here is a snapshot of what Charlie will be doing here at Cougars:

  • Supporting our coaches – both new and experienced
  • Attending training sessions and games
  • Running Coaches Clinics & Courses
  • Running Skills Clinics for our players
  • Rolling out the new Cougars Cubs program for beginners.

We are very lucky to have someone of Charlie’s calibre join the Cougars to share his vast knowledge and experience with our coaches and players. We ask that coaches, parents and players engage and welcome Charlie into the Cougars community.

We are always looking for new coaches, so if you would like to join our team, please see details below and email Charlie anytime –

Would you like to coach a team?

We are always looking for expressions of interest from new coaches or assistants, to fill our roles. We actively encourage junior players to start in assistant roles, with some under 14 players even taking on coaching roles for the under 9 – 12. The majority of our coaches are parents, family or friends and we also welcome referrals of players, coaches or members of other clubs. The club pays for every coach to undertake a Level 1 coaching course to become accredited with Basketball Victoria.

Our Head Coaching team is committed to developing a coaching framework, through training, seminars, development, clinics and mentoring. We guide first time coaches, setting in place base expectations for coaching quality, behaviour and skill development, whilst also providing a coaching manual, plus a library of books, videos, DVD’s, training plans, online resources and various training equipment.

Some of our best coaches have never even played basketball, but are great leaders and motivators. Our qualified team attend and observe training sessions, regularly communicate tips and provide a forum for discussion and demonstration of drills.

Hear the Cougars Call & Express Your Interest in becoming a Coach or Assistant for next season.


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