Myerscough College Basketball Academy coach Troy Culley has been selected as the British representative to attend FIBA’s prestigious FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC).
The 2017-2019 FECC Class begins its programme at the Under-16 European Championship, which takes place in Montenegro from August 11-19 and will involve 60 European coaches from 40 national federations.
“It is a great honour to have been chosen as one of the two English representatives,” said Culley. “The opportunity to be around some of the leading coaches in Europe is going to be extremely beneficial to my development and growth as a coach.”
Culley, who serves as head coach of the Myerscough College Division 3 team, was part of the Under-19s staff that won the AoC Sport National Championships this past April. He has formerly worked as assistant coach with the England U15 Girls and as part of the U16 and U18 Men National Team programmes.
He will join Lee Davie — former England U16 Girls Head Coach and current Durham Palatines coach — as the two representatives from Britain.
The programme is designed to enhance the knowledge of European basketball coaches in the area of the development of young talent. Participants, identified by their national federations as the most talented coaches for the future, observe and study basketball at a high level under the instruction of top international coaches.
“The course is something that I have always aspired to be part of after seeing several coaches I have a lot of respect for graduate from the programme,” Culley said. “To be able to follow in their footsteps and represent my country is an unbelievable feeling.”
Previous graduates of the FECC include current Great Britain coaches Andreas Kapoulas (Men’s U20s) and James Vear (Men’s U16s).
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