Neil Gliddon has been the Head Basketball Coach at SASI for over 15 years, having commenced in February 1991.
The position here involves development work with talented 14 to 17 year old boys and girls. The SASI program is linked to Basketball Australia's National Intensive Training Centre Program, and is a major pathway into both the basketball program at the AIS and the National Junior Teams program.
Prior to joining SASI as a full-time coach Neil was involved in coaching and administration at club level in South Australia for over 20 years, all at the Sturt Basketball Club. During that period he had experience and sustained success in all junior age groups and also coached at senior level for several years. He is also an experienced Junior Coaching Director at club level, a position in some ways not dissimilar to his present role. He also coached a number of junior state teams.
Since commencing at SASI 'bench' coaching has been very limited. He had one season at senior SEABL level in 1995 where his team reached both their conference final and national final. He has also had two part seasons where he filled in at Under 18 level at Norwood and Eastern Mavericks. Both groups had SASI squad members and achieved success in finals during his brief time with them.
Coaching and Support Staff
Ben Haines - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Alec Buttfield - Biomechanist
Luke Gallagher - Video Performance Analyst
Brendan Tammo - Athlete Career Education
Annette Eastwood - Physiology
Matt McGregor - Psychology
Leigh Smith - Strength and Conditioning