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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Personalising Pathways

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Coaching Staff


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 


Myles Cherry: Senior Boys Academy

  • NSW Junior Representative who has won several Australian Championships as a player. 
  • Won a playing scholarship to USA where he attended and played at Lafayette College (Pennsylvania) under legendary coach Fran O'Hanlon
  • Currently working for Newcastle Basketball and playing in the Championship Men's program. 
  • Myles is regarded as an outstanding player with tremendous intellignece and poise. He is a leader and his experience as an elite player is being used with our Senior Boys program. 

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 academy prospective students need to apply online on this website. Students must participate in regular football competitions, undertake a trial, and provide supporting documentation as detailed in the online application form. Note that students may be in any year, and acceptance and ongoing placement in the academy 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 them to gain a quality education whilst still pursuing their sporting dreams.