Al Westover

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Al Westover
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Personal information
Born (1954-09-07) 7 September 1954 (age 67)
Napa Valley, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight85 kg (187 lb)
Career information
High schoolJustin-Siena (Napa, California)
CollegePacific (1972–1976)
NBA draft1976 / Undrafted
Playing career1978–1987
PositionGuard
Career history
As player:
1978–1984Melbourne Tigers
1985Geelong Supercats
1986–1987Dandenong Rangers
As coach:
1992–2005Melbourne Tigers (asst.)
2005–2011Melbourne Tigers
2011–2013Shiga Lakestars
Career highlights and awards

Alan William Westover[1] (born 7 September 1954) is a professional basketball coach best known for his tenure with the Melbourne Tigers in the National Basketball League (NBL), where he coached the team to four consecutive Grand Finals, winning two championships, and being the second winningest coach in league history (based on winning percentage over 100 games coached). Westover also played for the Melbourne Tigers in their inaugural season in the NBL.

Westover was the coach of the Shiga Lakestars of the Basketball Japan (BJ) League in Ōtsu City, Shiga. In his first year with the Lakestars, Westover helped the club reach their highest number of wins in their seven-year history, and to the second round of the play-offs where they lost to eventual champions, Okinawa.

Westover has a son (Boden) who also played professionally for the Melbourne Tigers.

Head coaching record[edit]

Coaching History • 28 years coaching experience - Over 1500 games coached • VBA/SEABL - 511 games as Head Coach • VJBL/Metro League - 413 junior games Head Coach • NBL 6 seasons - Head Coach • NBL 15 seasons - Assistant Coach

Senior Head Coaching Achievements • NBL Champions - 2006, 2008 – Melbourne Tigers • NBL Runner-up - 2007, 2009 – Melbourne Tigers • NBL Head Coach - (Melbourne Tigers) Second winningest coach in NBL history (based on winning percentage over 100 games coached) • SEABL Champions - 1989 - Ballarat Miners • National Champions - Victoria U20 State Team - 1994 • VBA Champions – 1989 (Ballarat Miners) and 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998 (Melbourne Tigers) • Big V Champions - 2008, 2009 • Youth League 2 – Coach of the Year, 2017 • Shiga Lakestars (Japan) 2011/13 – Best two seasons in team history & 2011/12 BJ League All-Star Coach • Melbourne Tigers Hall of Fame, class of 2017

Junior Head Coaching Achievements • VJBL Under 14 Champions (state/classic/nationals) - 2000 • VJBL Under 16 Champions (state/classic) - 2002 • VJBL Under 18 Champions (classic) - 2004 • VJBL Under 20 Champions (state) - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan William Westover was born on September 7, 1954 in Solano County, California". californiabirthindex.org. California Birth Index. Retrieved 23 May 2020.