Coaching Director - EOI

Canterbury Cougars is seeking a Coaching Director to come on board and be part of something great!  Based in Boroondara, we are growing each season after a drop from Covid and now looking for an enthusiastic, engaging adult with good basketball experience to help build on the fantastic foundation from past Coaching Directors.  This paid position focuses on mentoring, communicating and organising coaches for our 50+ teams.

Our current Coaching Director, Darren West will be available for a full hand over and provide access to plenty of resources for the role. 

A current Working with Children’s Check is required and approximately 3-4hours a week including a couple of hours on most Saturday’s.

If you or someone you know (maybe a retired or semi retired parent) would like more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Sound Interesting?  Email for a Position Description


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.


We've put together a collection of training resources for Cougar's coaches. Download it now and unzip it to access the files.