Nine Regional Academy head coaches have been appointed
October 18, 2017
Appointments for nine Regional Academy Head Coaches announced
Nine Regional Academy head coaching positions have been appointed this week by Basketball Ireland’s Coaching and Player Standards Unit (CPSU) and Elite Performance Committee (EPC).
Andy Gill has been appointed as head coach of the North Regional Academy, with the Niall McDermott taking the reins in the North West.
In the south meanwhile, Paudie Fleming has been appointed as the head coach of the South Regional Academy, with Lawrence Summers announced as head coach of the South East Academy.
In the midlands, Vincent O’Keeffe will be head coach for the boys’ academy, with Martin McGettrick running the girls academy. In the east meanwhile, Paul Cummins has been appointed head coach for the region, while in the west, Gerald Lyons has been appointed head coach for the boys with Michael Hickey announced as head coach for the girls.
“The CPSU and EPC are delighted to welcome these coaches on board as our Regional Head Coaches,” stated a CPSU spokesperson. “We are delighted with the high level of interest in these roles and are confident that our appointments will lead each Academy with great enthusiasm and skill. The process of appointing academy staff coaches is ongoing.”
The coaches will begin their roles this weekend at the Inter-Regional tournament.
The full list of appointments are below:
North – Andy Gill
North West – Niall McDermott
South – Paudie Fleming
South East – Lawrence Summers
East - Paul Cummins
Midlands Boys - Vincent O'Keefe
Midlands Girls - Martin McGettrick
West Boys - Gerald Lyons
West Girls - Michael Hickey
You can read more about the Regional Academies here.