OMAR COLES – COACH

At over 205 centimetres tall, Omar is by far our tallest coach, yet is a gentle giant in nature. After completing his college playing career with the University of Toledo in Ohio, Omar played overseas in Canada. Omar also has five years of experience in the US Navy, which has instilled values such as discipline and work ethic – values he emphasises at Helping Hoops.

Omar heads up the Fitzroy, Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Future Dandenong, Richmond and Werribee programs.

RENEE CLARKE – COACH

Renee has been a part of the game for over half her life, having started playing at 12 in Queensland and going on to represent her state in national titles. Adding to her playing duties, Renee has run successful basketball camps for children, as well as working within the NBL arena.

Renee heads up the Croxton, Kensington, Future Werribee and Prahan programs.

KELVIN “KB” BOWERS – COACH

Kelvin is known around the basketball community as KB, and brings a wealth of experience to Helping Hoops. KB was born in California, but has called Australia home for over 30 years. His coaching experience spans 20 years, and has seen him head up basketball programs for many clubs and associations, including his most recent stint at the Hume City Broncos. KB is known for his nurturing but firm approach, and his passion for opening up opportunities for kids both on and off the basketball court.

KB heads up the Future Footscray and North Melbourne programs.

TOM WHITE – COACH

Tom holds a Bachelor of Sports Science and Physical Education, and is currently completing a Masters of Teaching. Tom comes with an impressive basketball resume which includes making the St. Kevin’s College team of the century, and also gives back to the community through his involvement with the Kuany Kuany Foundation. His coaching expertise also see him work as Director of Coaching at both the Kuany Kuany Give Back Camps and the Elevate Top 100 Camps, as well as running holiday clinics for hundreds of children across Melbourne. A proud local, Tom, is also the head coach of the Prahran team at the renown Prahran Summer Jam streetball tournament.

TEUILA REID – GENERAL MANAGER

Teuila joined the Helping Hoops team in 2017 and brings a wealth of expertise managing the many facets of Helping Hoops. With a former career in the US Foreign Service, Teuila‘s 15+ years as a Consular Specialist globally has equipped her with a very diverse skill set which significantly adds to the running of Helping Hoops.

Teuila imagines a world where all children, young people and adults receive the attention they are worthy of and is inspired by the vision and values of Helping Hoops to achieve this.

CLINTON MEEHAN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Clinton was first introduced to Helping Hoops as a charity shootout participant over 3 years ago. Wanting to make more of a contribution to the organisation he commenced as a volunteer coach in June 2018, assisting KB at Future Footscray.

Community minded, his passion for basketball is clear in his nearly 40 years of involvement in the sport as a player, coach and administrator. Away from the court Clinton’s most recent roles were in Fundraising & Project Management within the Not for Profit sector. His work background scopes multiple industries and disciplines within Advertising, Commercial Photography, Fashion Retail and Hospitality Management.

Witnessing the impact at program level motivates him even more to continue to grow Helping Hoops from 2020 and beyond, cementing a foundation for children and young adults within the communities it serves.

BRADLEY DAVIDSON – PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER (Voluntary position)

Bradley holds the role of Partnerships Manager and contributes towards the growth and development of Helping Hoops through the support of our Corporate partners and affiliations.

With over a decade of B2B sales and partnerships experience across a variety of industries such as Financial services, I.T and NFP, Bradley’s skillsets are invaluable to our growth strategies.

Bradley’s lifelong passion is Basketball and he is committed to growing Helping Hoops so we can reach as many children and young people as possible and continue to have a positive impact within our local communities.