Dandenong Basketball Association is pleased to announce that Carrie Graf will conduct a clinic for all coaches on Sunday December 4th here at Dandenong Stadium.
Carrie has coached women's basketball for over 20 years at every level of the game and is unquestionably a legend of Australian sports coaching. Carrie will specifically cover coaching female athletes, but with her extensive experience in all aspects of the game she will be able to address almost any coaching query.
WHEN: Sunday, December 4th, 2016
WHERE: Dandenong Stadium
For more info or to register your expression of interest, contact Mike McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1996, the Australian Coaching Council awarded Carrie with the High Performance Coach Award and Young Coach of the Year Award. In 2000, Graf was honoured with being given an Australian Sports Medal for service to basketball. She has also been honoured by being named life member of the WNBL in 2006. ACT Sport named her the Sportsperson of the year in 2008.
At the 2015 Australia Day Honours, Carrie was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to basketball, particularly as a coach, mentor and athlete, and to the community. She also awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 in recognition of her results at the 2000 Olympics.
In 2007 and 2008, Graf was named the WNBL Coach of the Year. As of 2010, she holds the most records in the WNBL for coaching wins, with over 200.
From 1993 to 1996, Graf coached the Sydney Flames. In 1993 and 1996, her teams finished first, and had only one loss alongside seventeen wins.
Graf coached the Canberra Capitals from 1999 to 2015, apart from 2003/04/05, when she coached in the WNBA. The Capitals won 6 Championships during her time as Head Coach.
In 2004, Graf coached the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. Prior to holding that position, she was an assistant coach with the team for four years in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2003. She did not coach during the 2000 season because of her commitments to the Australian national team.
Graf was an assistant coach for the national team that competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, when the team won a bronze medal and when the team won a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Graf became the Head Coach of the Australia women's national basketball team in December 2008. In 2009, she coached the Australian side that won the FIBA Oceania Championship. Graf coached the Australian side that competed at and won the 2007 World University Games. She was Head Coach of the National team at the London Olympics.