Our coaching staff are hand picked from around New Zealand and overseas to give you the inspiration, teaching, and skills to get you where you want to go.

New Zealand basketball legend Kenny McFadden is the Director of Coaching and brings huge international experience and inspiration to the role. Angelo Robinson is the Coaching Coordinator and like Kenny brings a handful of experience to the Academy.

Our Coaching Staff for the 2016/2017 season are as follows:

  • 13U Girls - Sarah Molisa
  • 13U Boys - Terry Stallworth
  • 14U Girls - Mohi Beckham, Asst Coach: Joe Collins
  • 14U Boys - Jayden Smith
  • 15U Girls - Vacant
  • 15 Boys - Kemara Samuel
  • 16U Girls (Varsity Grade) - Nixon Penese, Asst Coach: Junior Hunter
  • 16U Boys (Varsity Grade) - Troy McLean
  • NBA Trainer Gavin Cross is our strength and conditioning coach.

If you want to accelerate your development in the game of basketball and take your training to the next level, all of our coaching staff are available for specialized one on one coaching sessions custom designed to lift your game. Email us at to book in a coaching session with an available coach in your area. 

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Angelo Robinson

Angelo Robinson came to New Zealand by way of the Inglewood High and the University of Utah. A key part of one of the most celebrated high school basketball teams of all time, Inglewood high went 29 – 0 in his senior year and was the #1 team in the USA. 1980 – 1984 University …

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Kenny McFadden

Kenny McFadden has been in New Zealand since the early 80’s, arriving in Wellington by way of Washington State University where he starred in Coach George Raveling’s programme. As a “player-coach” of the Wellington Saints he took the team to 7 straight finals appearances winning 5 NBL titles from 1982 to 1988. Kenny retired in …

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Nixon Penese

NZBA Appointed Head Coach 2016 – 16U Girls (Varsity Grade) 2013 to 2016 – Head Coach, NZBA U16 Girls (Varsity Grade) 2016: Jam on it “Girls Showcase Champions Silver Bracket Varsity Girls” Big Foot Varsity Girls – Finals Runner’s up, Golden Bracket 2015: Jam on it “Classic” – Championship Varsity Girls 2014: Jam on it “Classic” …

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Troy McLean

Rongotai College old boy Troy McLean has been a fixture in the NZNBL for over 17 years, starring for Wellington Saints, North Harbour, and Manawatu Jets. He was also named to the Tall Blacks national team, and was a key ingredient in their silver medal finish at the Commonwealth Games in 2006. Troy brings a …

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