Cougars hunt new coach

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

JUST a month af­ter claim­ing the 2016 State Bas­ket­ball League ti­tle, the Cock­burn Cougars are on the hunt for a new men’s coach.

In a state­ment the Cock­burn Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (CBA) said Matt Par­sons would not coach the side in 2017.

“The CBA is cur­rently work­ing to cre­ate sus­tained suc­cess in all facets of our as­so­ci­a­tion, in­clud­ing our SBL pro­gram,” the state­ment read. “It is through dis­cus­sions around this that Matt has shared with the CBA board that as much as he loves the club, it is time for him to move on as we have dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions for suc­cess in the short term fu­ture.

“As much as this is not an out­come we want, we re­spect Matt’s de­ci­sion.” Par­sons had coached the Cougars for the past two sea­sons and was named SBL Men’s Coach of the Year in both of those years.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the new coach’s po­si­tion close on Oc­to­ber 17.

Coach Matt Par­sons.

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