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 Brad Armstrong - Coaching Director

Brad Armstrong, Coaching Director of Armstrong Basketball Academy started playing basketball at age 10 in Townsville, North Queensland. In 1990 he began coaching and found his true passion for the game, guiding athletes to reach their potential and seeing them grow as positive basketball citizens and elite athletes.

Coach Brad has a no nonsense approach to coaching and demands the very best from his athletes at all times.  This process is delivered in a caring and supportive manner designed to gain the best from each player while instilling strong work ethics and a never-say-die attitude.  

Coach Brad's current involvement in WA Basketball includes:

  • Coaching Director, Armstrong Basketball Academy
  • Head Coach, WABL U12, U14 & U16 Championship Division
  • Assistant Coach, SBL
  • Basketball Advisor & Coach, Methodist Ladies College
  • Director of Basketball, Christ Church Grammar School's PSA Basketball Program

 Kisha Lee - Senior Coach

Kisha joined us in 2017 and brings a serious playing background to the Academy. After playing four seasons of college basketball for UNLV Kisha began her professional career in 2007 with Dutch team Celeritas-Donar. For the 2008–09 season, she joined Austrian team BC Powerbasket Wels and helped them win the Austrian Cup title.

In 2009, Kisha moved to Australia where she has played in the QBL, SBL & DBL programs.  Kisha has also played in Europe as well as her hometown team in Chicago the Chicago Steam.

In 2016 Kisha signed with the Perth Lynx WNBL Team and is now signed with the Cockburn Cougars SBL team for 2018.

Current WABL / SBL Club: Cockburn Cougars 


 Corban Wroe – Senior Coach / Strength & Conditioning Expert

Corban joined Armstrong Basketball in 2018 as Senior Basketball Coach and Strength & Conditioning Expert.  Corban grew up in Queensland and played for multiple Qld state teams before moving to Canberra in 2009 on an AIS Scholarship.  In 2011 he moved to the US to play College Basketball for Harford, spending 4 years as a Hawk before returning to Australia in 2015 where he played for the Townsville Heat in the QBL, Perth Wildcats in the NBL and currently with the Stirling Senators in the SBL.  With a Master’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Corban brings an elite level of training and understanding to Armstrong Basketball. 

Current WABL / SBL Club: Stirling Senators 

 

 Kevin Tinayenda - Senior Coach & Strength Specialist

Kevin is a talented player with a passion for basketball. His game his based on the defensive end, quick, explosive and athletic ability. He started playing basketball at the young age of 9, and has been playing in the Western Australian Basketball league for the past 6 years.

He recently attended DME Academy in Florida USA completing the 7-month post-graduate program in basketball training. He will shortly graduate with a Diploma of Fitness from the Australian Institute of Personal trainers (AIPT) which has expanded his anatomical knowledge.

Kevin is a great motivator and extremely patient which makes him very effective with younger players or children who may lack confidence.

Kevin has recently taken up a coaching position with Christ Church Grammar School in the PSA Basketball Program.

Current WABL / SBL Club: Perry Lakes Hawks 

 

 Colin Driscoll - Senior Coach

Colin brings a lifetime of elite coaching to the Academy from both Australia New Zealand. Colin's basketball background in New Zealand includes Basketball New Zealand National Age Group Player and Coach Development Officer for 10 years as well as Association Development Officer for 30 years.

Colin has experience touring Asia and USA coaching basketball and will bring this experience to upcoming Academy Tours.

Upon coming to Australia Colin was the Assistant Coach to the 2017 Perth Redbacks Champion SBL Team and is now Head Coach of WABL U16B (Championship) Team and Player Development Manager. Colin has based his teaching around the following 2 beliefs:

  • “Providing players with a fun but challenging and progress series of lessons, not only will benefit the individual as a basketballer but as a person”
  • “If each player can leave the training with a better skill set and an understanding of WHY, then their community will also be richer for the experience”

Current WABL / SBL Club: Perth Redbacks 

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