Titans Head Coach Rohan Stevenson joins Tenison Woods College with over 27 years of basketball, both playing and coaching experience from all around Australia and abroad. Stevenson started off his coaching career as head of development in 2010 for the largest country basketball association in New South Wales working as development manager for Newcastle Hunters. Stevenson had considerable success in this role, with both the boys and girl’s teams and tripling development numbers in pathway programs like Learn To Play, Steel Academy and Sporting Schools programs. During this time Rohan was also head basketball coach for the Hunter Academy of sport working under basketball great Ken Clifford who helped mentor Stevenson in his growing basketball identity within the Hunter community. Stevenson was able to take Academy kids on tours of Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra to participate in a range of tournaments and building strong links with SEABL programs such as Melbourne Tigers, Kilsyth Cobras Geelong Supercat’s, Dandennong Rangers and our very own Mount Gambier Pioneers.
In 2013 Stevenson stepped into a new role as Head Basketball coach of elite basketball college Saint Francis Xavier Hamilton Newcastle where he had instant success, helping the men’s team qualify for the championship division at the Australian National Schools Championships and placed seventh in Australia. Four students from Saint Francis College were able to obtained opportunities within elite prep schools in the USA at Montverde Academy in Orlando and Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut .In 2015 it was the girls turn for success with the Saint Francis Xavier girls’ basketball team winning a silver medal at the Combined Catholic Colleges tournament in New South Wales remaining undefeated until the final and were also offered a Wild Card within the women’s championships division at Australian Schools Championships.
Rohan was involved in establishing a relationship with the University of Newcastle to enable Bachelor of Education students to be a part of elite sports programs within the Hunter Valley both within Hunter Academy of Sport and Newcastle basketball programs. Rohan also successfully organized and ran Level 0 and Level 1 coaching courses and accredited many new coaches within New South Wales.
In more recent times, Rohan has used his experience to help Indigenous youth in remote parts of New South Wales. He did this by setting up a charity basketball tour named the ‘Coast to the Bush Basketball Tour’. Wilcannia Central School was the host for the first Basketball Tour which was conducted in 2016.
In 2017 Rohan was part of the coaching staff for the SEABL National champions Mount Gambier Pioneers . The Pioneers under the guidance of Richard Hill brought coach Stevenson into the Pioneers program to continue the rich relationship between Tenison Woods College and the national basketball power house Mount Gambier Pioneers.
Rohan Stevenson Coaching Career
2018 Head Coach South Australia Country u15 Women
2018 Head Coach at Senior Schools development camp in Philadelphia
2017 Head Basketball Coach of Titans United States tour Seattle
2017 Head Basketball Coach of Titans open men 4th in South Australia
2017 Head Basketball Coach 8/9 Girls State Champions
2017 Head Basketball Coach year 10 girls State Champions
2017 Head Basketball Coach of 6/7 SAPSASSA state women’s champions
2017 Assistant Coach Mount Gambier Pioneers SEABL ( 2017 Eastern conference and National SEABL Champions )
2016 Head Coach and Coordinator for ‘The Coast to the Bush Basketball Tour’
2013-15 Head Coach, Newcastle Hunters Youth League (men Div 1)
2013-16 Basketball Coordinator & Head Coach, Saint Francis Xavier College Hamilton, NSW
2014-15 Head Coach, University of Newcastle Basketball Club
2012-13 Assistant Coach, Waratah Championship Men Newcastle Hunters
2011 Head Coach, Newcastle Hunters u/18 Div 1 & Country Champions
2010-14 Head Coach & Basketball Coordinator, the Academy of Sport
2010-14 Development Manager, Newcastle Basketball
2012-13 Head Coach, NSW Country u/17 Mens Country Tour
2012 Assistant Coach, u/16 NSW Country Mens team
2012 Head Coach, Newcastle Hunters u/16 Men CPL
2009-11 Head Coach, Newcastle Hunters u/18 Men CPL
2009 Head Coach, St Pius X High School, Adamstown NSW
2007-09 Head Coach, Newcastle Hunters u/14 Men CPL
2002-03 Assistant Coach, St Francis Xavier College, Hamilton NSW
2001 Coach, San Clemente High, Mayfield, Junior Boys Basketball Team
1998-99 Coach, San Clemente, Mayfield, Junior Girls