Creek back on board as coaches announced

By Goldfields Giants Media
8th December 2019

After his successful return to the SBL head coaching ranks in 2019,
Northern Star Resources Goldfields Giants head coach Wayne Creek is back at the helm of the SBL men’s squad for the upcoming 2020 season.

Creek’s re-appointment for a second season comes after leading the Giants to a 14 win-12 loss season and a return to the playoffs.

The nine win turnaround from season 2018 could have been much more if not for some injuries in the final rounds of the regular season, which saw the Giants drop some winnable games.

Goldfields Giants head coach Wayne Creek.

Goldfields Giants head coach Wayne Creek.
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Coming into his 4th State Basketball League season, Creek has recorded 37 total wins and has not recorded a losing season over his three seasons, and a return to the playoffs in 2020 may see him notch up his 100th SBL game coached.

“I’m excited to be returning to the Giants and continue on from our success last season” Giants coach Wayne Creek said.

“We became a playoff team again and with returning locals and a few new faces, are aiming to progress further and keep building on 2019.”

Goldfields Giants womens' head coach Rob Thomson.

Goldfields Giants womens’ head coach Rob Thomson.
Photo: Travis Anderson – Andmedia

In other Giants coaching news, Division 1 Women’s head coach, Robert Thomson will be returning to the role for his second season.

Meanwhile, Scott Manton will return as a SBL assistant coach, but has decided to step away as head coach of the Division 1 Men after three seasons as an assistant and head coach of the development team.

At this stage the club is in discussion with possible replacements, but expressions of interest in the role are open.

Pre-season training and Division 1 try-outs have begun for all three teams as the club works towards recruiting and filling their rosters for the upcoming seasons.

Stay tuned for upcoming news when these signings happen as the Giants head into their 30th year in the WA State Basketball League.