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:

International:

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

Domestic:

  • 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

Quote:

“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 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

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

Quote:

“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:

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

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

National Coaching

  • Head Coach of 18 and Under 3×3 Australian Teams

-Women World Bronze Medallists

-Men 7th in the World

  • Assisted Coach of the Australian U19 Women’s Team

-World Bronze Medallist

  • Network Coach of the Australian U17 Women’s Team

Basketball X Coaching

Whether you are a beginner, representative level or an elite athlete 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 the paces – either as part of a group at you level, or an individual session designed to make your weaknesses into strengths.

Group Coaching

(6 Players Max, 1 Hour Sessions)

Get the best basketball coaching for your young athlete through our group classes. designed to develop shooting and dribbling skills of all athletes.

Bonus Offer:  Pay for 8 weeks of Group Coaching and receive free Basketball X branded reversible training singlet, shorts and water bottle ($360 total).

$45 per person

Individual Coaching

(One on One for One hour)

We evaluate your level and design a program with your skill set in mind. Whether you want to improve your shooting, finishing, ball handling or footwork.

We will partner you with one of our experienced, professional coaches to get you to the next level on your basketball journey.

$80 per session