Basketball NSW is pleased to announce that David Munns, will be one of our keynote speakers at the 2019 State Conference, set for 1-3 November 2019 at the Rydges Mount Panorama in Bathurst.  David will be speaking on areas relating to game development for 3-10-year-olds and will also take us through the delivery of an Aussie Hoops (Learn to Play Program) and the steps he takes to ensure that children are learning new skills. 

David Munns is a Tasmanian based basketball coach and administrator who has worked across many sports in the delivery of coaching, education and mentoring. With international experience from observing basketball programs at National Federations, professional teams and college teams in the United States of America, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, China, Spain, Lithuania he has a unique insight in how to deliver coach education to an international level.

Working for Basketball Tasmania, the Tasmania Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission he has worked across all aspect of the sport sector; administration, elite player development and participation and has delivered coach education for AFL Tasmania, Hockey Tasmania, Athletics Tasmania, Tennis Tasmania, Tasmanian Government- Communities Sport and Recreation, Netball Tasmania and Football Federation Tasmania.

As the founding coach of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Basketball Program, he helped in the graduation of World Champion and Olympic athletes Hollie Grima, Adam Gibson, Sam Harris and Matthew Knight. Others to come through the program he led included Tayla Roberts, Nic Campbell, Hugh Greenwood and Cameron Witt.

Awarded Basketball Australia’s highest coaching award, the Australian Male Coach of the Year, David was the Co-Head Coach of the gold medal-winning Australian women’s team at the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament and Assistant Coach of the gold medal-winning Australian Under 18 Team and the Sydney Youth Olympics.

Accredited by FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, as an international coach and accredited as one of 30 international coach educators, he has delivered for FIBA Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Courses in Vietnam and the FIBA Tournament Course in Fiji. In 2018 he was a guest presenter on and off court at the 2018 FIBA Oceania Mini Basketball Convention. Other work for FIBA has seen him be a contributor, author and editor to the 2017 release of FIBA Basketball For Young Players book and online resource, mentored FIBA Coach Educators delivering courses in Fiji, Thailand, Vietnam and developed a pre Level 1 FIBA Coaching Course, 2019 had him visit FIBAs Home of Basketball In Switzerland to debrief on his newly developed course  and travel Saudi Arabia to deliver a FIBA level 1 course and mentor a new FIBA coach instructor.

His recent focus has been in the development of new resources for Basketball Australia’s entry-level participation program for 7-9 years olds; Aussie Hoops. Tasked by Basketball Australia he has rewritten the curriculum and developed new game-based activities to teach the sport in a way that is fun, inclusive, safe and always with high player involvement. 

Passionate about using game sense to teach athletes how to play rather than learn how to do drills he has also a keen interest in the online space in teaching people how to use ICT make to make the lives of sports administrators easier and more efficient.