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“I wanted a positive experience in the game. In coaching, as a profession, you go through ups and downs. What has been lucky for me is that I’ve had five promotions in five years, and I love working there.

“You just do your job – there are so many smart people and it has been very good for me. I’m grateful and privileged to be there.”

Cotter set his sights on coaching early in life and he enjoyed many of his best experiences in the caper so far at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where he spent time in the coaching pathway. He also had stints coaching junior national teams, along with spending several years as an assistant coach for the Australian Opals.

“I went over there for six months and now I have a green card and have bought a house.”

Ferntree Gully product Damien Cotter on his US basketball journey

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