For the 2018/2019 season, the Junior Magic Directors of Coaching consists of: Shawn King (Boys’ program) and Michael Dimattina (Girls’ program).
The two Directors of Coaching work with the support and guidance of the Junior Magic Committee to ensure a consistent and positive Junior Magic approach.
Boys’ Director of Coaching
Shawn is a highly accomplished, competitive and skillful basketball player and coach whose passion lies in coaching and motivating players to excel. He has played professional basketball in Australia, China, England, France and Hong Kong. He has won 3 Big V Championships and 2 Championships in England. Shawn has coached at Dandenong (VJBL) and Chelsea (Big V). In 2016/17 Shawn coached the Magic U18.1 Boys in VC to a Preliminary Final. For the 2018/19 season, he is the 16.2 Boys and Victorian Youth Championship Men’s Head Coach respectively.
Girls’ Director of Coaching
Michael played in the mid 80‘s NBL for Melbourne Tigers. He also held an assistant coaching position for their NBL championship side. Michael has been a successful Magic coach for 5 years, is a former Heather Williams award winner and in 2012, coached the U/14 girls to runner up in National Club Championships. Michael has also trained and worked as a teacher. In 2018/19 Michael is the 14.1 Girls Head Coach.