Guy Molloy backs the Melbourne Boomers in a three-year coaching deal.
Leading basketball coach Guy Molloy has backed the new-look Deakin Melbourne Boomers with a new three-year deal that promises to see the team continue to build for the future.
The commitment takes Molloy’s tenure with the team – which was rescued from potential closure by a group of financial supporters earlier this year – to at least the end of the 2018/19 WNBL season.
Two-time WNBL Coach of the Year, the highly-regarded Molloy has successfully played a key role in developing the likes of Australian Opals Rebecca Allen and Tess Madgen in recent years.
His signing complements the Melbourne’s other big off-court hire, with retired superstar player Lauren Jackson taking up a role as Commercial Operations Manager.
Molloy said that the current player list included many with incredible talent and potential, including Alice Kunek, Maddie Garrick, Bec Cole and Monique Conti.
“The Melbourne Boomers is looking to go places, not just on the court but in terms of forging better relationships with the grassroots, promoting fan involvement and trying to promote women’s sport more generally,” Molloy said.
“There’s a terrific energy and purpose to what we’re doing, and I’m looking forward to playing my part.
“I feel like we’re building something that is sustainable and potentially very successful. We have good people in the right positions, both on and off the court. I’m thankful for the support and excited to be a part of the Boomers family for a further three years,” added Molloy.
Boomers General Manager Justin Nelson described the appointment as “a pivotal moment for the continued growth of Melbourne’s WNBL team”.
“Not only is Guy an outstanding coach, his work beyond game day cannot be understated. He is an astute leader and understands the importance of each person in our organisation. I’m looking forward to continuing our working relationship for the coming years, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the Boomers family,” he said.
For Molloy, the chance to continue playing a major role in building on the culture and legacy of the Boomers is something he is looking forward to.
One of the Boomers’ new owners, Chairman Tony Hallam welcomed Molloy’s commitment.
“Guy is one of the best and most experienced coaches in Australia, with a track record stretching back over two decades in both the women’s and the men’s game. I’m thrilled he has decided to stay the course with the Deakin Melbourne Boomers.”
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