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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

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Coaching Staff

Sam Adams

NSW Development Coach

NSW SPP Coach Newcastle

Head Coach of Newcastle Youth League Men's Div 1 Team

Assistant Coach of Newcastle Championships Men's Team

2019 ACT U20 Mens Head Coach & ACT Gunners Academy Head Coach


Kristy Flores

High Performance Coach (Basketball Australia)

AIS Women's Basketball Assistant Coach 2009-13

2010 Junior Female Coach of the Year

2010 Youth Olympics Coach - Silver Medal

Women's Basketball Assistant Head Coach at Utah State University (2005-08) and California Polytechnic University (2002-05)

AIS Scholarship Holder 1994/95


Tim Mallon: Teacher, Coach & Basketball Coordinator

Hunter Sports High English Teacher

NSW U18 & U20 Head Coach

Assistant Coach of Hunter Pirates & Newcastle Falcons

Assistant Coach for the Australian U20 & U23 Men's Teams

Assistant Coach NSWIS


Len Solman

Former Australian Boomers Representative Player

Former Newcastle Falcons Player

Coach NSW CHS Team for 10 years


Brendan Sims: Teacher, Coach & Basketball Coordinator

Hunter Sports High PDHPE Teacher

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.