Dandenong Rangers are thrilled to announce their coaching staff for under 12s to under 20s in the upcoming 23/24 season. Director of Coaching, Tamie Harvey, said “I am so proud of this coaching lineup, the experience and knowledge our coaches have is second to none. We believe that the level of development for individuals as well as teams will be outstanding.”

More information on Rangers tryouts and registrations will be made available in the coming days.

Please note that coaches listed in an age group without a team number will be allocated a specific team in the age group after tryouts are completed.

Season 23/24 Junior Rangers Coaches

TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE COACHEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
12.1Luisa Fakalata• Current VC coach
• FDP coach
• Current NBL1 player
• Former Australian Junior player
Peter Newton• 15+ year coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VC titles
• Multiple Classic titles
• Assistant coach U14 National Club Champions
12Kellie Sewell• 12+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Coached First girls teams at St Michael's Grammer, Melbourne Girls Grammer and Avila College
• U12 boys and Girls Development coach
• Previous WNBL player
• Previous SEABL player
• Previous Australian Junior player
• Previous State player
• Won multiple National Classics
• Won multiple VC titles
Diane Christie• 29+ years coaching
• VC coach
• Big V women Head Coach
• Yth Women assistant coach back to back championships
• Renown development coach
12Skye Hawkins• 8+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple finals
• Development coach specialist
12Jake Dummett• 2+ years of coaching
• Former Big V men's player
• Former CBL player
• Former junior representative player
12Ross Pownell• 5+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL finals
12Tobin Cuss• 18+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL grand finals
• Former representative player
• Multiple VC final appearances
• VC medallist
12Matt Devine• 5 years of coaching
• Specialist development coach
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
12.1Hayden Martin • 8+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple finals appearances
• VJBL Championship medallist x2
• Big V Assistant coach
Logan Mills • 3+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Former YLM player
12.2Mervyn Christian • 30+ years of coaching
• 2 x National Classic Gold Medallist
• Multiple VC finals
12Rohan Sword• 2x Victorian State Championships (u14 2012/u18 2017)
• Victorian State Championship -Runners up (u14 2014)
• Australian 14 Boys Club Nationals Championship - Runners Up (2014)
• 4x Medalist at National Junior Classic
• 2 x Coach Excellence Award (Eddie Short Award)
• Award Recipient of the Pierre De Coubertin Olympic Award
• Assistant Director of Coaching Boys, Nunawading Spectres (2018-2020)
• SCC Head Coach
• Assistant Coach Western Australia u16 Boys, Nationals
• Assistant Coach Nunawading Spectres Youth League Men
• Assistant Coach Nunawading Spectres SEABL Men
• State Development Program Coach
• Head of Recruitment and Skills Development Program, Nunawading Spectres
12Katie Manly • 30+ years of coaching
• Multiple VJBL finals
• Development Coach Specialist
12Brett McNaughton• 10+ years of coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL finals
• Development coach specialist
12Makayla Charles • 8+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple rep titles
• Former representative player
12Nicholas Leistner• 4+ years of coaching
• Basketball Victoria community coaching
• SEDA College Clinic Leader
• 2x Premiership Coach (Domestic)
• SSV Oatlands Primary School Basketball Coach (Made Regional Semi Finals)
Jamie Van Kollenburg• 3+ years of coaching
• Current VC coach
• Domestic coach
• Previous rep player
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
14.1Rhett Pottenger• 20+ years of coaching
• Multiple VC titles
• Multiple National Classic titles
• Multiple U14 Club National medallist
• Current FDP/SDP Coach
• Big V YLW Coach
• ABA Assistant Coach
• Worked for BV Development Co-ordinator
• Former SEABL player
• USA College Coaches Development Tour
Cam McCormack• 30+ years coaching experience
• VC coach
• Multiple titles
• NBL1 Assistant
• YYLW Head coach
• SEABL D League Head coach won a championship and runners up title
14.2Mike Slusher• 50+ years coaching
• Multiple VC championships
• Director of Coaching
• SEABL Men H/C
• NBL Assistant Coach
• Former player in the NBL
• Former US College player
14.3Tegan Barry• Current VC Assistant Coach
• National Junior Classic
• Current YLW player
14Ben Charles• 15+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL finals
• Big V YLW Assistant Coach
14Paul Boehl• 15+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
14.1Rick Vos• 30+ years of coaching
• National Classic Gold Medallist
• Multiple VC medallist
• Qualified multiple teams for U14 Club Nationals
• Big V YLM coach
• U14 National Club Championship title
• Current FDP/SDP coach
14.2Keiran Poulton• 6+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Assistant YLM
• Assistant SSV Team Vic
• Assistant NBL1
14.3John Stanic• 8+ years of coaching
• Multiple VJBL finals wins
• Current VJBL coach
14.4Mia Robertson • 3+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL Coach
• Current YLW Player
14.5Tanner Paterson• 13+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple domestic Grand Finals
14Paul Cipriano• 10+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
14Wesley Smith • 6 years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
14Onokura Kata• 7 years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Level 1 coaching
• Previous state rugby player
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
16.1Jaysn Harvey• 35+ years coaching
• 8 years Head Coach Vic Metro State team
• Multiple Vic Metro Titles
• Multiple VC titles
• Multiple National Junior Classic titles
• Multiple U14 National Club Championship titles
• SEABL Women Head Coach
• WNBL Assistant Coach
• Assistant Coach Club World Championships (Russia)
• 8 years Head
• FDP Coach
16.2Jerome Phillips• 15+ Years Coaching Current VC coach
• Multiple VC finals
• Former US College player
Tenaya Sooalo• 5+ years Coach Current VC coach
• Multiple VC finals
• Current NBL1 player Former WNBL player
16Scott Davis• 34+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL finals
• VC coach
• Coached YLM
• SEABL Men's Assistant coach
16Lilit Hagopian• 3+ years of coaching
• Current VC coach
• Former rep player
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
16.1Luke Hughes• 10+ years of coaching
• Current VC coach
• VC Championship
• National classic gold medallist
• SDP camp coach
• Former SEABL Men's player
16.2Chris Gravina• 5+ years of coaching
• Coached National Classic
• Current VC coach
• Former YLM Player
• FDP coach
16.3John Sprakel• 7+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL final appearances
16Jake Dummett• 2+ years of coaching
• Former Big V men's player
• Former CBL player
• Former junior representative player
16Dylan Boersch-Quadara• 6+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
16Andrew Kaali• 15+ years of coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL titles
• Former YLM Player
16.7James Shotton• Level 1 coaching
• Former VJBL coach
16.8TBC
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CEXPERIENCEASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
18.1Clare Camac• 26 years of coaching
• Current VC coach
• Multiple VC finals
• Multiple National Junior Classic
• YYLW Head coach
• Current NBL1 player
• Former title-winning WNBL player
18.2Rob DeBaize• 14+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple rep final wins
• YLW coach
• Former National Soccer player
Eden Maillard• Current VJBL coach
• Current YLW player
18.3Ben Charles• 15+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL finals
• Big V YLW Assistant Coach
18.4TBC
20.1Janelle McCluskey• 28+ years of coaching
• Coached VJBL
• Won multiple Championships
• Played Big V
TEAMHEAD COACHEXPERIENCEASSOCIATE H/CExperienceASSISTANT COACHEXPERIENCE
18.1Jason Manton• 30+ years coaching
• National Classic Gold medallist
• VC Gold Medallist
• Head Coach YLM Championship title
• Multiple VC finals
Mitch Greenhill• 4+ years coaching experience
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VC titles
• National Classic title
• Previously played VC
18.2Nate Raymond• 5+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Multiple VJBL titles
• Current YLM player
Chris Garner• 15+ years of coaching
• VC Gold Medallist
• Multiple VC medallist
• Multiple National classic qualification & medallist
18.3Alec Balonyi• 6+ years of coaching
• Current VJBL coach
• Previous rep player
• Multiple domestic championships
18.4TBC
20.1Anthony Vaughan• 12+ years of coaching
• VC coach
• Youth League assistant coach
• Level 1 coaching
• Played junior rep
20.2Michael Toovey• 10+ years coaching
• Multiple VJBL finals
• Assistant at BYUH Div. 2 US college