COACH ALEX BOYD
Current Role: Regional Performance Centre Coach (Girls)
2016-17 Roles: RPC Coach (Girls), Assistant Coach U13 and U15 Girls Regional Development Programme
Coach Boyd is about to celebrate his 20th year as a coach, and has coached college and university teams, as well as being on the coaching staff of National League teams from Under 14 to Senior Men level.
He is currently the Under 16 Boys Head Coach at Gloster Jets.
He says: “My coaching philosophy is based on teaching fundamental basketball skills. I try to be remain flexible in my approach, and am always studying basketball by attending coaching clinics, watching and reading.”
Alex supports Gloucester Rugby, loves stand-up comedy and tells a few bad jokes of his own!
COACH ADAM COLE
Current Role: Regional Performance Centre Head Coach (Girls)
2016-17 Roles: RPC Coach (Boys), Head Coach U13 Girls Regional Development Programme, Assistant Coach U17 Girls Regional Development Programme
Coach Cole, a sports psychologist by profession, has been coaching for 3 years, including two years on regional programmes, and is currently Under 16 Boys Head Coach at Gloucester Saxons.
His aim, in the South West programme is to help all players reach their full potential and to achieve their ambitions through shared player-coach goals. He believes that there should be equal playing opportunities for players of both genders and all ages within the region, and that will support the development of more national team players from the South West.
Adam’s personal ambition is to coach on national team programmes to help develop young athletes from around the country.