Patricia Mickan

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Patricia Mickan
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Born (1957-03-12) 12 March 1957 (age 60)[1]
Renmark, South Australia

Patricia (Pat) Mickan (born 12 March 1957) is a former Australian women's basketball player.


Mickan played 150 games for the national team between 1979 and 1989, competing at two Olympic Games; 1984 and 1988.[1][2] Mickan described her Olympic memories; "I have goose bumps when thinking about it, it's just a very rare and precious experience".[3] Mickan also represented Australia at three World Championships - 1979, 1983 and 1986.[4]

Following her retirement, Mickan went on to become a successful state senior netball and basketball coach.[2] Breaking the barrier for women in sport, Mickan also became the first female specialist skills coach in the Australian Football League with the Adelaide Crows.[3] Her younger brother, Mark, is a former AFL footballer.[2]

Mickan is also a freelance writer and public keynote speaker.[2][5] In 2013, Mickan was elected to the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.[6]


  1. ^ a b Sports Reference LLC. Olympic Sports: Patricia Mickan. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  2. ^ a b c d Radio interview with Mark and Pat Mickan. National Library of Australia (28 February 1993). Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  3. ^ a b Williamson, Andrea (25 July 2008). SA Olympians Past and Present - Pat Mickan. 891 ABC Adelaide. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  4. ^ FIBA Archive. Player Search. Player Profile: Patricia Mickan. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  5. ^ Government of South Australia. Primary Industries & Regions SA. Clare 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  6. ^ Basketball Australia. Hall of Fame: Pat Mickan. Retrieved 2016-01-30.