The Western Australian Institute of Sport has unveiled the two men to lead their women’s basketball and hockey programs, with a former Perth Wildcat taking charge of the former.
Shane McDonald has been been appointed as their inaugural women’s basketball head coach, while Alistair Addison has been announced as WAIS hockey coach.
McDonald arrives from current joint roles of national talent identification coordinator at Basketball Australia and athlete wellbeing and engagement manager for Basketball Australia and the NBA Global Academy at the AIS’ Centre of Excellence.
He enjoyed playing stints with the Wildcats, Singapore Slingers, Melbourne Tigers and New Zealand Breakers and will lead the newly launched program, aimed at enhancing pathways for female basketballers.
“WAIS has a great reputation for supporting and enhancing the careers of talented athletes and I’m looking…