Megan Moody is the new coach of the Bendigo Lady Braves.
The Bendigo Spirit assistant coach and former coach of the Bendigo Young Lady Braves takes over from the reins from Jonothan Goodman, who has moved to Sandringham.
Moody boasts an impressive playing CV, having won an NCAA championship in the USA with the University of Tulsa before stints in the WNBA, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Great Britain and with the Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL.
“I have played under some of the best coaches in the world, including several Olympic coaches such as coach Van Chancellor (Team USA), coach Domingo Diaz and coach Victor Lapena (Spanish national team) and coach Tom Maher (Olympic coach),’’ Moody said.
“The exposure that I have had to international basketball has helped me see how the game is not only played, but also taught all over the world, enabling me to help pass this knowledge on to our future athletes.”
Moody will continue in her assistant coaching role with the Bendigo Spirit while building a roster and planning for the season ahead.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity, I look forward to putting a really strong team together,’’ Moody said.
“We have an unbelievable bunch of talented girls coming through and I’m confident we will be able to recruit a line-up that is capable of competing at this level and one that the people of Bendigo will be proud to support. A commitment to, and connection with, the community will be key.”