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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 can-do attitude.  

Coach Brad's current involvement in WA Basketball includes:

  • Coaching Director, Armstrong Basketball Academy
  • Head Coach, WABL U12, U14 & U16 Championship Division
  • Head Coach, Methodist Ladies College IGSSA Basketball Program
  • Head Coach, Christ Church Grammar School PSA Basketball Program

  

 Tony Ronaldson - Head Coach

Tony played the majority of his career in the NBL for the Eastside Spectres, South East Melbourne Magic, Victoria Titans, Perth Wildcats and New Zealand Breakers. He played in seven NBL Grand Final series and won two championships, both with the Magic in 1992 and 1996. He also represented Australia at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and again in 2004 in Athens.

Tony's 665 games leads the NBL for most games played all-time. He is also the fifth-highest scorer in the NBL with 12,486 points, and also holds the sixth-highest record for defensive rebounds with 2,642. He has also made the most appearances in the NBL Finals, playing in a league record 20 consecutive Finals series from 1990–2009. Tony was Captain of the Perth Wildcats in the 2005/2006 season.  

 

 Nat Burton - Head Coach 

Nat joined Armstrong Basketball at the end of 2019 with an outstanding college and professional basketball career.  Nat excelled in her four-year career at West Virginia playing Division 1 college basketball.  Following her graduation from West Virginia University, Nat returned to her hometown of Perth and signed with the West Coast Waves for the 2012–13 & 2013-14 WNBL season.

Nat signed with the Melbourne Boomers for the 2014–15 WNBL season. In 2015 Nat signed with the Perth Lynx, a day after the rebranding of her former team the West Coast Waves. Nat re-signed with the Perth Lynx for the 2016–17 & 2017-18 WNBL season.  In November 2017 Nat played her 100th game with the Perth Lynx, becoming the eleventh player in team history to do so.

 Nat represented Australia at the XXVII Summer Universiade (2013 World University Games).  Later in 2013, Nat helped the Australian Opals win the gold medal at the FIBA Oceania Championship. In 2014, she won another bronze medal with the Opals, this time at the FIBA World Championship.  She won another gold medal with the Opals at the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship.

 

/  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.

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