Cockburn Cougars appoint Adam Nener as head coach


New Cockburn coach Adam Nener during his playing days with the Cougars.
New Cockburn coach Adam Nener during his playing days with the Cougars.

THE Cockburn Cougars men’s side has a new head coach after the appointment of Adam Nener.

Nener will step into his first senior head coaching role following two seasons at the Willetton Tigers as an assistant coach and an extensive playing career in leagues across Australia.

“Adam is a well-respected person who was an exceptional defensive point guard with a very high basketball IQ,” the club said in a statement.

“He will use his extensive basketball background to develop a sustainable program not only for the State Basketball League team, but also a pathway for the athletes wanting to represent the Cougars when they finish their junior WABL commitments.”

Nener was signed after championship winning coach Matt Parsons stepped down in October.

The club also announced John Triscari will continue as women’s head coach.

Triscari led the Cougars into the play-offs in his first year at the helm in 2016.