Coach Profiles

  

AFL Coaches

 

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Leigh Clarke
Head Coach

Oakleigh Charges TAC club Head Coach, Leigh Clarke, oversees the college football program. Leigh represented Oakleigh in 1995 and later played at local level. He was strength and conditioning coach as well as line coach at Oakleigh from 2010-15. In 2016 he was forward line coach at Richmond VFL. Leigh has a strong understanding of the life balance that is required to enable students to achieve.

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Myles Ashton
The Sport Development Manager

NCAS Level 2 football coach
NCAS Level 1 basketball coach
BHSSC Director of Football 1996 - present
Canterbury JFC life member
SSV Premier League committee member for football
Swinburne University AFC committee member and team manager in the VAFA
Former committee member at Malvern Junior Baseball Club. Former coach at Balwyn Blazers Basketball Club. Sports Trainer Level 1.

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Chris Matthews
Assistant coach AFL football

BHSSC Head Strength and Conditioning
coach (1996-present). Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Accredited exercise physiologist. NSCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning coach Chris has been the Victorian AFL Metro Under 18 fitness advisor since 2001 to 2008. Previously, Chris was the fitness advisor for TAC clubs Eastern Ranges and Oakleigh Charges, VFL club Sandringham Zebras, The Victorian Under 17. Lacrosse team and the Victorian Cricket team

 


Basketball Coaches

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Kevin Goorjian
Head Coach

BHSSC Head Coach (2003-present)
Inducted into the Nunawading Spectres Hall of Fame.
NBL, Victorian Titans Assistant Coach
(1999-2002)
SEABL Nunawading Spectres Head Coach (1994-1995)
NBL Sth. East Melbourne Magic Assistant Coach (1992-1998)Member of the Nunawading Spectres, Hall of Fame
Assistant Coach NBL.

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Girls Coach
Trevor Burnette


Girls Coach BHSSC 2016 – present. Trevor played at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City Iowa. Assistant Coach Northeast Comm. College, Norfolk Nebraska 2005-13. State Assistant coach Vic Metro U16 Boys 2015. Dandenong Ranges Girls Coaching Coordinator 2015-16, Dandenong Girls U14 1’s Coach 2016-17, Vic Metro Girls State Selector 2017.

 


Netball Coaches

 

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Lauren Nardelli

BHSSC Head Coach 2016 – present
State selector 2016 – present
Representative Head Coach 2015 – present
Former State League Championship Player
Former State Representative
Current ‘A’ Badged Umpire with ANL and VNL experience

Robert Nardelli

BHSSC Assistant Head Coach 2016 – present
Current State selector and strength and conditioning consultant Representative Level Head of Athlete Performance 2015 – present  Over 14 years experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Myotherapist

 


Tennis Coaches

 

Elizabeth Peers
Director of Tennis

Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach Member.
Tennis Victoria Player Development Manager 1999-2008 Tennis Victoria State Selector 1990-2001
Australian Women's Development Selector 1990-2003 Coach/Manager Tennis Aust/AIS/Tennis Victoria tours for over 20 years. Awarded the TCAV female coach of the year 1997
Singles finalist, Beckenham, England. Singles and doubles competitor at Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Doubles Semi-Finalist Australian Open and US Claycourts. Doubles Quarter-Finalist US Open. Australian Junior Champion (U19) 1978. Victorian Junior Champion (U19) 1976, 1977 and 1978

Noel Phillips
Tennis Co-ordinator

National Coaching Accreditation Scheme - TCA Advanced coach
1985 - 2008 Noel Phillips Tennis Academy, North Ringwood Tennis Club
1982 - 1984 Head Coach Boroondara Tennis Centre
U.S. Collegiate Head Coach
Noel studied Business Administration in the US, before returning to Australia to play an active role in the development of young tennis athletes.
6 years ATP tour 1975 - 1980. Highest ATP ranking: Singles 140. 4 years intercollegiate circuit USA 1971 - 1974
  
 

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Trevor Little
Tennis Co-ordinator

TCAV Advanced Coach
Coached Belgium Development Squad
Coached Australian juniors to singles and doubles success Life member of the sporting goods association.
7 years on the international circuit
1975 Malaysian Open Singles Champion
Victorian Junior Singles Champion
Australian Open Hard court Doubles Champion
Defeated Peter McNamara in the 1976 Australian Open
2nd Ranked Junior in Australia in 1972 / 1973
Reached top 20 in Australia in 1974

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Karen Butler
Core Coach

Tennis Australia-Club Professional Coach.
Currently completing Tennis Australia 'High Performance Coaching Course
Diploma of Sports Administration
Diploma of Sport & Recreation
15 years coaching experience   
Winner Victorian Schoolgirls Championship 1994
Winner Australian Crosscourt Nationals 1994
Represented Victoria U18 Wilson Cup 1995-96, 97-98
Played ITF / WTA Tour 1999-2001
State Grade Pennant Player.
State Grade Player of the Year 2002   

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Jon Watson
Core  Coach

Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach Member
Over 30 years coaching experience in United Kingdom, Spain and U.S.A.
Director of Wimbles Junior Tennis since 2000
Owner and operator of Nunawading Community Tennis Centre since 2006
Personal highlight assisting former US Open champion Arthur Ashe in summer tennis camps
Particular area of interest is in development of younger players


Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

 

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Chris Matthews

BHSSC Head Strength and Conditioning
coach (1996-present). Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Accredited exercise physiologist. NSCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning coach Chris has been the Victorian AFL Metro Under 18 fitness advisor since 2001 to 2008. Previously, Chris was the fitness advisor for TAC clubs Eastern Ranges and Oakleigh Charges, VFL club Sandringham Zebras, The Victorian Under 17. Lacrosse team and the Victorian Cricket team