FB Regional Academy Line-Up

Published on: Sep 12 2017
Author: FDBA

Frankston Basketball Regional Academy is pleased to announce our leading coaches for the Specialist & High Performance school holiday programs this September/October

Frankston Basketball Regional Academy is pleased to announce our leading coaches for the Specialist & High Performance school holiday programs this September/October:


Shooting Camp with Brian Rolph (28-29 September):

One thing you should know about Brian is that he can shoot a basketball. He enjoys seeing those that he’s coached in shooting techniques, have immediate and lasting success. He’s been the leading scorer on nearly every team he’s played and especially prides himself on making free throws, where he currently is attempting a world record (he has a personal best of 229 makes) and has been mentored by the great Dr. Tom Amberry, recognized as the world’s best free throw shooter and someone who personally assisted Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

Brian is a former High-School All-American (“Who’s Who”) from Bloomington Lincoln (Minnesota), where he averaged 15 ppg and 12 rbg.


He was a starting guard in college (Ventura College, California) where he led the league in free throw shooting (98.6%), missing only one free throw during the course of his last season. He played as a professional in the Victorian Basketball League (Big V) from 1990-2001 and probably still remains as the leading scorer in Waverley’s history.


His personal highlights include Big V Player of the Year (Waverley 1997), 31 points in one quarter (Big V record) without missing a shot, 37 rebounds in a game (Big V record) and 42 consecutive free throws without a miss. He finished his playing career in 2001, playing as a player/coach for Southern Peninsula (VBL) and was among the league leaders in scoring, rebounding and assists. He’s also coached the Waverley Falcons (1997 VBL) and trained with the Melbourne Tigers (2000-2001).


Guard Camp with Chris Ash (2 October):

Storied veteran from the hayday of basketball in the 1990’s, former SEABL point guard Chris Ash heads our Guard Camp with a focus on high intensity and individual fundamental execution.


Nunawading Spectres Junior

Vic Metro Australian champions U18 and U20.

1989-90 Ballarat Miners SEABL

1989 VBA and SEABL champions

1991-1992 Nunawading SEABL

1993-1997 Broadmeadows Broncos SEABL

3 time Assists leader SEABL

2 time Golden Hands winner SEABL

3rd all-time leader in Assists SEABL

Academy coach: Frankston Basketball 2015-2017…


Post Camp with Chris Angus (3 October):

Frankston Blues U16-U20 coordinator, Chris Angus, will deliver the Post Camp specifically for players to gain the edge on back-to-the-basket technique and fundamentals. A quality inside presence is a golden ticket for any team’s success and Chris will provide the ground work to build your inside game.


Player Profile:

1996-1998 – Junior Rep Player – Albury Cougars

1997 – Junior Development Squad – Albury Wodonga Bandits

2004-05 – Big V Div 2 – Western Port Steelers


Representative Coaching Profile:

2006/07 – Western Port U18.2 Boys 

2007/08 – Western Port U20.1 Boys 

2013/14 – Western Port U12.4 Boys

2014/15 – Frankston U14.2 Boys

2015/16 – Frankston U16.2 Boys

2016/17 – Frankston U18.2 Boys

2017/18 – U16-U20 Frankston Blues Coaching Coordinator


Senior Level Coaching Profile:

2016 – Frankston SEABL Men’s Development Coach Placement (6 weeks)

2017 – Frankston SEABL Men Development Assistant Coach

2017-2018 – Frankston SEABL Men’s Assistant Coach


State Level Coaching Profile:

2015 – U14 Boys SCC Selection Camp (Basketball Victoria)

2016 – U14 Girls Talent ID Camp (Basketball Victoria)

2016 – U14 Boys Talent ID Camp (Basketball Victoria)

2016 – U14 Boys Vic Metro Silver Assistant Coach (Southern Cross Challenge)

2016 – NBA Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp

2016/17 – U16 National Intensive Training Program (NITP) Development Coach (Metro)

2017 – U14 Boys Vic Metro White Head Coach (Southern Cross Challenge) – Champions

2017 – U18 Boys NITP Selection Trial (Basketball Victoria)

2017 – Indy sessions with Tahitian National Players (Basketball Victoria)

2017 – U12 Boys Talent ID Camp

2017 – U14 Boys SCC Selection Camp



Ball Handling Camp with Jake Macaulay (4 October):

Current Frankston Men’s SEABL point guard, Jake Macaulay takes his professional on court leadership and experience to deliver our specialist ball handling camp designed to suit high performing juniors at all positions to the next level.


Playing Profile:

Junior domestic team: Patterson Lakers

Junior representative team: Frankston Blues – u/12 – u/20’s

Victorian Champions 2005 u/16 boys

Frankston Blues SEABL D-league player: 2008,2009,2010

Chelsea Gulls Big V player: 2011,2012

Frankston Blues SEABL player: 2013,2014,2015,2016

SEABL Awards: Most improved winner 2013 & 2015, Defensive Player of the Year 2016


Coaching Profile:

Rowellyn Park Primary School Physical Education Coordinator 

Patterson Lakers Domestic Coach

Peninsula Grammar Firsts Assistant Coach

Frankston Blues VC u/18 Assistant Coach

Dandenong Rangers u/16 boys Assistant Coach

Individual (Guard) Coach


Rep Prep with Kerryn Mitchell (5-6 October):

Current Frankston Blues U12/U14 Girls coordinator, Kerryn is a former professional player, having played in the WNBL for a decade as well as three seasons in Europe. She also represented both Victoria and Australia at the junior level.


Kerryn began her junior career with Frankston, or the Bayside Blues as the club was then known. She moved across to the Nunawading Spectres for her bottom age 16’s year and went on to begin her WNBL career with the Spectres before they sold their WNBL license to Dandenong.


Kerryn learned a lot about high level intensity and playing under pressure playing alongside Olympians such as Michele Timms, Shelley Gorman and Samantha Thornton. She also learned a lot about how to conduct high level training sessions and preparing a team for success from being coached by Olympians such as Lori Chizik, Ray Tomlinson and Tom Maher.


Coaching Profile:

2017 – Vic Metro u/18 girls Assistant Coach

2017 – Head Coach of the Aussie Elite AAU touring women’s team

2016/17 – Frankston Blues u/14 girls Head Coach

2016 – SCC Head Coach u/15 girls White

2015/16 – Frankston Blues u/12 girls Head Coach

2016 – Frankston Blues u/18 girls Assistant Coach Australian Junior Classic

2014/15 – Frankston Blues u/12 girls Co-ordinator

2013 – Administrator & coach of the First Pick Hoops camp featuring NBA All Star Kyrie Irving

Basketball – Senior playing highlights

2000/2001 – Starting Point Guard with Szolnoki Mav Coop in Hungary, Championship level

1999/2000 – Starting Point Guard with Celeritas Donar in the Netherlands, Championship level

1998/1999 – Runners-up WNBL with Perth Breakers

1997/1998 – Champion the Netherlands, Division 1 with Celeritas Donar

1997/1998 – Starting Point Guard with Celeritas Donar in the Netherlands, Division 1

1996 & 1997 – Captain Canberra Capitals WNBL

1997 – Best Defensive Player award Canberra Capitals

1996 – Most Assists & Steals and Best Defensive Player awards Canberra Capitals WNBL

1995 – Vice-Captain Canberra Capitals WNBL

1995 – MVP & Best Defensive Player of the Canberra Capitals WNBL

1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997 – starting Point Guard Canberra Capitals WNBL

1993 – starting Point Guard Hobart islanders WNBL

1992 – Runners-up with Dandenong Rangers WNBL

1991 – Runners-up with Melbourne East Spectres WNBL

1991 – Represented Australia in the World Club Tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the Melbourne East Quit Spectres WNBL Team

1990 – training squad Melbourne East Quit Spectres WNBL

1990 – Runners-up Victorian Championships Division 1 with Box Hill

1990 – League MVP Victorian Championships Division 1 (as a 16 year old)

Basketball – Junior playing highlights

1993 – emergency for the Australian u/21 team which won a gold medal at the 1993 World Championships in Seoul, Korea

1990 – 1993 – member of the Australian u/21 squad

Toured Taiwan with the Australian u/21 team, winning a silver medal in the William Jones Cup tournament

Toured Europe with the Australian u/21 team, playing in France, Russia and England

1992 & 1993, Co-Captain 1993 – represented Victoria u/20’s – Champion both years.

1990 & 1991 – attended the All Australian camp

1990 & 1991 – member of the Country Victoria Elite squad

1991 – toured the USA with the Country Victoria Elite squad

1990 & 1991 – Represented Country Victoria u/18’s. Captain in 1991.

1989 – Runners-up u/16 Victorian Championships – Nunawading Spectres

1987 – Captained the u/14 Victorian Championships Premiers – Bayside Blues

1987 – Captained the u/14 Bayside Blues in the Australian National Championships.