Don Showalter has forged a 62-0 record as head coach of the United States Under 17 Men, including 5 FIBA World Championship gold medals. The high respected coach and coach educator is headed to Australia for a series of clinics later this month.
Respected United States development coach Don Showalter will present clinics across four states as part of his visit to Australia with more than 300 coaches expected to learn from the experienced mentor.
Showalter is an impressive 62-0 as head coach of the United States Under 17 Men’s team and has led his young charges to an amazing 10 gold medals across FIBA events in his tenure with the team. This includes 5 World Championship golds, including the 2018 event in Argentina last July.
An internationally respected coach educator, he is currently the Director of Coach Development with USA Basketball and presents clinics and coach development activities throughout the US and internationally.
In some 42 years as a high school coach, “Coach Show” has won more than 600 games and has been a head coach for both the McDonald’s All American game as well as the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic along the way.
As part of his visit to Australia, Showalter will present coach development clinics in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as work with young athletes in Basketball Australia’s National Performance Program.
The clinics and Coach Showalter’s visit are being supported by Basketball Queensland, Basketball South Australia, Basketball Victoria and Basketball NSW and will provide coaches with an opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced development coaches in world basketball.
Basketball Australia Head of High Performance Coach Development Peter Lonergan said it was a coup for Australian basketball to have such an experienced youth coach share his knowledge with local coaches.
“Coach Show has an impressive resume and is passionate about helping coaches develop and refine their craft,” he said.
“His record with the US Under 17 team is unprecedented and having him seen him present at a major clinic in Argentina last year, there is no doubt our coaches will enjoy the chance to learn from one of the great teachers in the game.
“Thanks to the support of Basketball Queensland, SA, NSW and Victoria we are able to expose coaches in four cities to this valuable coach development opportunity,” Lonergan added.
For information on the clinics, visit your state’s web-site or follow BA social media platforms for details.