Basketball X Coaching

Whether you are preparing to tryout for representative level basketball, already playing representative level or an elite level baller we have a training plan for you – designed to improve your individual skills. A selection of top coaches with International experience are ready to take you through your paces, making your weaknesses into strengths.

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Our Coaches

Sinisa Markovic

With over 25 years of experience gained in international professional basketball as a player and coach, as well as in Australia, Coach Sinisa joins us as a senior coach in our College X Program.  He understands what it takes to be an elite athlete having studied the game both practically and academically. Here’s a few of his Coaching highlights:


  • Australian Men’s National Team Support Coach
  • NBA Milwaukee Bucks Skills Coach and scout
  • International Skills Coach for Russian National team and USA athletes


  • Southern Basketball Association Head Coach NBL1 Men
  • Southern Basketball Association High Performance Coach – Junior and Senior
  • Chisholm Institute High Performance Coach
  • Director of Coaching at Western Port Basketball Association


“I really believe in what Basketball X is trying to do for the aspiring athlete. Basketball has allowed me the opportunity to travel around the world, if I can show the possibilities to the next generation and help guide them there, that makes me extremely happy and grateful.”

Samantha Woosnam

Coach Sam has an extensive and successful playing career and has used that experience to become an extremely successful coach. She specialises in developing junior athletes into senior athletes, and by concentrating on “growing her own” she has been able to win a few championships along the way. Here’s just a few of Coach Sam’s accomplishments:

As a Coach:

  • 2019 Basketball Victoria’s Coach of the Year
  • 2019 NBL1 Championship Winning Coach (Inaugural season)
  • Victorian Metro U15 Girls Head Coach
  • 2016 SEABL Coach of the Year
  • SEABL Conference Champions
  • SEABL National Finalist

As a Player:

  • 3 X WNBL Champion
  • 5 X Adelaide Lightning Captain (WNBL)
  • 1 X Adelaide Lightning MVP (WNBL)
  • 7 X ABA All Star
  • 2 X ABA Championships
  • 2 X ABA Finals MVP
  • 2000 to 2005 Played Internationally Austria, Germany, France & Portugal
  • Bronze Medallist Australian Junior Team
  • Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship Holder


“I’m really excited to work with athletes that want to improve and aspire to play at the highest level. I feel very fortunate about where the game has taken me and the chance to share that and possibly help those who want to achieve their goals is what I’m excited about”

Jonathan Goodman

Coach Jono has a proven track record in developing elite junior athletes, right the way from Domestic, through Representative, to State, National and Senior levels. He has a great understanding on the skills and mindset required to have a successful journey through the basketball pathway, both in Australia and at College in the US and Canada. Coach Jono has been involved in Basketball Victoria’s High-Performance program for 20 years.

Here’s a few of his accomplishments:

National Coaching- Australian Teams

  • Head Coach of 18 and Under 3×3 Australian Teams
  • Network Coach of the Australian U17 Women’s Team
  • Assisted Coach of the Australian U19 Women’s Team

Senior Head Coach:

  • 2 X SEABL National Finalist
  • 2 X SEABL Conference Championships
  • 2 X SEABL Conference Finalists
  • 2 X BIGV Championship Grand Finalists
  • 1 X D-League Grand Finalists

Head Coach of Juniors:

  • 5 X Gold Medallist Australian Junior Championships Head Coach of Victoria Metro
  • 3 X Gold Medallist Victorian Junior Championships
  • 3 X Silver Medallist Victorian Junior Championships
  • 5 X Gold Medallist National Junior Classic
  • 2 X Silver Medallist National Junior Classic
  • 1 X Bronze Medallist National Junior Classic
  • 2 X Bronze Medallist National Club Championships

Assistant Coach of Juniors:

  • 6 X Gold Medallist Australian Junior Championships of Vic Metro
  • 2 X Gold Medallists National Junior Classic
  • 1 X Gold Medallist National Club Championships
  • 1 X Silver Medallist National Club Championship