Damian Cotter

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Damian Cotter
Damian Cotter.jpg
Capital City Go-Go
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Coaching career2000–present
Career history
As coach:
2000–2007Knox Basketball Incorporated
2007–2014New South Wales Institute of Sport
2007–2009Australia (U-19) (asst.)
2010–2013Australia (U-19)
2013–2016Australia (women's) (asst.)
2013–2014Sydney Kings (asst.)
2014–2015Sydney Kings
2017–2018Long Island Nets
2018–presentCapital City Go-Go

Damian James Cotter (born 1971) is an Australian basketball coach. He is currently an assistant coach for the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League. Previously he served as the head coach of the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL).[1]

From 2013-2016 Cotter served he assistant coach of the Australian Opals, between 2010 and 2014 Cotter has served as a head coach of the NSW Institute of Sport Basketball Program, the North Sydney Women's Team and the Australian Emus, winning the Gold medal at the prestigious 2010 Albert Schweitzer Tournament (Germany). Before head coach, he was the assistant coach of the Sydney Kings.

Cotter has also an extensive international coaching experience, being the Consultant to the Sri Lankan Basketball Federation for the South Asia Games in 2016.

National coaching career[edit]

With more than 17 years of national coaching experience, Cotter has trained from junior, senior to professional NBL teams.[2]

His coaching career started in 1999 with the Knox Basketball Incorporated as a director of coaching (1999-2007) and head coach (2000-2007). From 2006 to 2009 he was the assistant coach to the Australian Development Team, head coach of the under 18 NSW Metropolitan State team and assistant coach to the Australian Emus, who will name him as their head coach in 2009. Cotter brought the Australian Emus to the 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 World Championships, finishing between 5th, 4th and 6th position. He also won the Gold medal at the prestigious 2010 Albert Schweitzer Tournament (Germany).[3]

From 2013 to 2014 he was the assistant coach of the NBL team Sydney Kings and head coach to the NSW Institute of Sport Basketball Program, where he was responsible for the identification and development of elite players in the state of NSW (males and females). This program produced 22 Australian representatives (2009–14).[4]

Cotter was named Sydney Kings' head coach for the 2014-15 NBL season.[5]

From 2013-2016, he was the assistant coach of the Australian Opals, finishing 3rd place at the 2014 World Championships and 5th place at the 2016 Olympic Games.

International coaching career[edit]

Cotter has trained numerous Australian teams for World Championships and Basketball Competitions in China (FIBA Stanković Cup).

In 2016, he was the consultant for the Sri Lankan Basketball Federation, assisting both National Senior Women and Male teams in preparation for the South Asia Games.

On start of 2017–18 season the Brooklyn Nets added Cotter to the Long Island Nets coaching staff as assistant coach.[6]

Professional international Clinics[edit]

Damian Cotter has conducted coaching and players clinics on an International and National level.

  • 2012 - Coaches clinics in behalf of FIBA Europe and the Romania Basketball Federation (Bucharest, Romania)
  • 2012, 2011 & 2006 - Coaching camps for national senior and junior programs for male & female in behalf of the Sri Lankan Basketball Federation (Sri Lanka)
  • 2012 - Coaching clinics on behalf of the Munich Basketball Association (Munich, Germany)
  • 2011 - Coaching clinics on behalf of the German Basketball Federation at the Bambers Super Cup (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2011 - Coaching clinics on behalf of Alsace Basketball Federation in conjunction with the French National Basketball Federation (Alsace, France)
  • 2010, 2009 - Clinic for coaches in Mannheim, Germany and Strasbourg, France in conjunction with the respective national basketball federations.
  • 2010 - Coaching and player clinics in South Australia, NSW and Victoria working with the state governing bodies.
  • 2006 - Player clinics in Singapore in conjunction with the national basketball federation.

Recognitions and awards[edit]

Coach of the Year Nominee

(NSW Sports Federation)

2013
Albert Schweitzer Tournament

(World Championship)

2010
Coach of the Year Nominee

(NSW Institute of Sport)

2010
Coach of the Year Winner

(NSW Sports Federation)

2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings welcome back Cotter - as coach". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Q&A with Damian Cotter". Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Canberra Capitals to prepare coaching shortlist as former Kings mentor applies",
  4. ^ "Sydney Kings Assistant Damian Cotter could take over from departing coach Shane Heal". Sydney Morning Herald Sun. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Sydney Kings appoint Damian Cotter head coach". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Long Island Nets Announce Coaching and Basketball Operations Staff Additions". Long Island Nets. Retrieved 1 October 2017.