basketballscotland are delighted to announce that Tony Garbelotto has been be appointed as the new Men’s National Coach ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Garbelotto, who was recently appointed as Head Coach of the Glasgow Rocks, will continue his role with the BBL side, with a soon to be appointed Assistant Coaching taking over for those fixtures that conflict with the Commonwealth Games. Garbelotto joins the National Team with a vast amount of coaching experience having led teams in Iceland, Vietnam and the UK.
Tony is excited about the opportunity to work with the National Team ahead of Gold Coast 2018 and said:
“It is a great honour to be selected as Head Coach the National team of Scotland. There is a strong relationship between the Rocks and basketballscotland and I appreciate the trust that has being put into me by both organisations. This is a golden generation for Scottish basketball and I genuinely believe that the team can go to Australia and be competitive with some of the top nations in the world.”
basketballscotland CEO, Kevin Pringle is delighted to have Tony involved with the National Team and commented:
“Tony has a wealth of coaching experience to bring to this role with the Men’s National Team which is exciting for us as the Governing Body and for the players involved in the programme. Our ongoing partnership with the Glasgow Rocks has made this appointment possible and will allow Scotland’s top players to receive consistent coaching between now and the Games in April of next year.”
Glasgow Rocks co-owner Duncan Smillie added:
“We are pleased that Tony has been appointed in the role of Head Coach for Scotland. To have our coach leading the nation is an honour, this is an excellent appointment and one that will be great for the game at all levels.
The Rocks have a great relationship with our governing body basketballscotland. They have been, and continue to be, very supportive of everything we do and we recognise the crucial role we have in the pathway within Scotland.”
Garbelotto will take up his role with immediate effect in the build-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games which will take place in Gold Coast, Australia. To find out more about the Scotland Senior Men’s participation at next year’s Commonwealth Games, click HERE.