The Perry Lakes Hawks announce the re-signing of 2017 WSBL Championship Coach Deanna (Doccy ) Smith and 2017 Hawks MSBL head coach Matt Parsons ,for the 2018 & 2019 SBL seasons.
Both coaches will return for 2018 after their first year as Head coaches for the Club in 2017.
“I am happy to be back on board as Head Coach of the Lady Hawks. Coming off a successful season, we will be looking to continue to build upon the processes put in place last year and ensure that we continue to grow and develop individually and as a group. The Hawks is a great Club with quality senior and junior players and I look forward to continuing to provide a positive pathway for young female athletes to play at the top level in this state, with quality senior players.”
“Our priority in the off season has been to lock in our list and we have managed to keep our core group together which is a huge positive heading into the 2017/18 season.
2018 should be an exciting season, I am sure that it will be filled with its challenges, however, I am looking forward to getting back on court and working on defending our title.”
Matt took the Men’s team to the quarter finals in 2017 and aims to build on this result in 2018.
“I’m extremely honoured to have re-signed at Perry Lakes Hawks for a further 2 years. The Hawks are the league leaders in junior development and professionalism and I’m very thankful to Karl, Jenny, Craig and the rest of the Hawks Board, for the support they have shown in me.
The way that the club Community welcomed Layla, the kids and myself made the decision a no brainier; not just one from a basketball perspective but also the greater friendships we have made during our time so far and we are blown away by the impact and support the club has shown.
On court we look to further establish our brand as a hard nose, hardworking fun team to watch. We have a great bunch of guys at the club who are a fun and talented group to be around.
I have a fantastic group of coaches and staff and I look forward to further developing our program to being one that can provide the players the opportunity to develop into NBL, US College or solid SBL contributors”.
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