Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755



Coaching Staff:

Tim Mallon: Teacher/Head Coach/Coordinator

Level 2 FIBA Badge

Graduate Diploma of Sports Coaching (AIS)

Assistant Coach for the Hunter Pirates/Newcastle Falcons in the NBL

Assistant Coach for the Australian U23 Men's Team

Assistant Coach for the Australian U20 Men's Team

Assistant Coach NSWIS

Head Coach of Newcastle Hunter and Maitland Mustangs ABA

NSW U18/U20 Head Coach

Regional NSW Country Development Program Coach


Len Solman

Former Australian Boomers Representative Player

Former Newcastle Falcons Player

Coach NSW CHS Team for 10 years


Shannon Seebohm

Australian Under 17 Women's Head Coach

Newcastle Basketball Director of Coaching


Brendan Sims: HSHS PDHPE Teacher & Coordinator

Level 1 Coach

Coach of Riverina Regional Rep Teams & NSWCHS State Rep Teams 


Outstanding Achievements:

  • U20 Boys National School Champions 2015
  • Senior Boys State Runners Up 2017; Final Four in 2006, 2007 & 2013
  • U15 Boys CHS State Champions 2013; Runners Up 2012 & 2014
  • Senior Girls Regional Champions 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2017; Runners Up 2006, 2011 & 2014
  • Senior Boys Regional Champions 2010, 2012-2015 & 2017; Runners Up 2006 & 2009
  • U15 Girls Regional Champions 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2017; Runners Up 2010
  • U15 Boys Regional Champions 2008-2015 & 2017
  • TSP Squad competes annually at the National School Championships
  • 13 State Representative players to date
  • 4 Australian Representative players to date
  • Graduated players to AIS, WNBL, ABA, Youth League and US College programs


How do I apply?

To be part of this program prospective students need to obtain an application package from our web page. Students must participate in regular basketball competitions and undertake a trial early in Term 2, and provide supporting documentation as detailed in the application package. Note that students may be in any year, and acceptance and ongoing placement in the program is based on continued academic effort, acceptable attendance levels and an excellent behaviour record.

Students are supported by a school environment which caters for the academic and welfare needs of the talented athlete, allowing students to gain a quality education whilst still pursuing their sporting dreams.