Australia’s oldest and most recognised basketball club today announced the appointment of Mark Wright as head coach of its senior women’s team for season 2019. The team will compete in the newly formed Basketball Victoria Elite League.
Wright had an extensive career as a player, representing Victoria on many occasions and Australia in under 19s. In senior ranks he won a state championship and later played in the NBL with the North Melbourne Giants.
Then he blossomed as a coach and worked in numerous programs, including the NBL (Victoria Giants) and assisted at the Opals and head coached the Sapphires. But it was probably as head coach at Dandenong WNBL that he really made his mark. In nine seasons, over two stints, he built strong rosters and made Dandenong a team to be respected and feared. He won the ultimate prize of a WNBL Championship in season 2011-2012. Mark’s teams have always been renowned for strong defence and a ‘never give up’ attitude.
Commenting on the appointment, Tiger’s President Joel Williams said “This is an exciting appointment. Mark brings so much experience and passion to our program. We are so happy to have him on board”.