DEAN Anglin will join Basketball Victoria as the inaugural Manager of the Victorian-managed Senior Elite League (official name to be confirmed).
Anglin, who has been Basketball Geelong’s CEO since 2013, was appointed to the position after a thorough recruitment process that included a number of high-calibre candidates.
Anglin said he was excited to join Basketball Victoria and use his experience to help shape the direction of the new league heading into its exciting first season.
“This is an amazing opportunity for me to help build a new league from the ground-up alongside Basketball Victoria and our 18 licence-holders,” Anglin said. “It’s my goal to create a commercially-minded league that delivers an outstanding product for supporters and success on-and-off the court for our clubs.
“I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in Geelong over the past five years and look forward to delivering some of these ideas league-wide.
“I would like to thank Basketball Victoria and CEO Nick Honey for the opportunity to manage this new league and I look forward to delivering on the goals of the organisation and the strategic working group as a whole.”
Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey said Anglin was an outstanding candidate and will bring great insight and knowledge to the newly formed league and the organisation as a whole.
“Dean has fantastic experience and expertise when it comes to running elite basketball organisations and programs with his background at Basketball Geelong,” Honey said. “Basketball Victoria looks forward to seeing him take the reins and guide the direction and strategy of the Victorian-managed Senior Elite League heading into its inaugural season.”
Anglin, who joined Basketball Geelong in October 2013, led tremendous growth within the organisation over the past five years. Highlights of his time at Geelong included the opening the AWA Alliance Bank Stadium in November 2017, the growth in Basketball Geelong’s junior and senior domestic competition to 487 teams this summer season, as well as hosting two Australian Junior Championships (2014 and 2018).
Further details about the Victorian-managed Senior Elite League will be announced soon.