There’s no one that sums up coaching in this country quite like Robbie Cadee. His ability to form relationships with both players and management makes him unique.
Coaching is a fine art and he is an authentic artisan. Robbie won the NSW Coach of the year in 1981, 1986 and 1988. It was his ability to stay consistent for so long that won him more awards in the NSW Conference.
He won the 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988 and 1993 Coach of the Year awards.
His efficient coaching techniques landed him both NBL and WNBL coaching jobs and he thrived. He won the National Basketball League Coach of the Year in 1983 and the Women’s National Basketball League Coach of the Year in 1988.
Achieving all that he could at both state and national levels left Robbie wanting more. In 1986 he got his first shot on the international stage. Robbie went to Russia to lead the Australian Women’s team at the World Championships. He continued as coach of the Women’s Team until 1992 and enjoyed travelling the world as coach of the women’s team.
His international basketball resume took him on some incredible campaigns including:
• Pre- Olympic Qualifying Tournament- 1988 Malaysia Head Coach.
• Seoul Olympic 1988 – Head Coach.
• World Championships – 1990 Malaysia Head Coach.
• Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament – 1992 Spain Head Coach.
Robbie was the first ever coach to take an Australian women’s team to a medal round which he achieved at the 1988 Olympics. After a number of World Championships and Pre-Olympic Qualifying tournaments, he got his shot with the Australian Men’s team at the 1994 Toronto World championships as the Assistant coach.