Coaches

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 All-American Terry Stallworth is the Development Coach and like Kenny brings a handful of experience to the Academy.

Our Coaching Staff for the 2017/2018 season are as follows:

  • 13U Girls - Voldi Simi, Asst Coach: Dustine Sadler
  • 13U Boys - Sam Twomey, Asst Coach: Joseph Moses
  • 14U Girls - Vacant
  • 14U Boys - Terry Stallworth, Asst Coach: Irene Crawford-Kaleopa
  • 15U Girls - Vacant
  • 15 Boys - Grant Parker
  • 16U Girls (Varsity Grade) - vacant
  • 16U Boys (Varsity Grade) - Kenny McFadden, Asst Coach: Aaron Tait-Jones
  • 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 registrations@nzbasketballacademy.com 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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