ST Paul’s Basketball Club in Killarney has recruited a new professional coach to spearhead young player development and to oversee coaching standards at all levels.
Slovenian Muharem Vugdalic, who will arrive in town next week, will also be working in the local schools to encourage and monitor young players in the Killarney and East Kerry area.
It’s not the first time that the St Paul’s club has engaged a foreign coach to develop basketball in Killarney. In 1990 American Dennis Cutts – now head coach in the University of California – did tremendous work at the club and in local schools and he was succeeded by a number of other respected US coaches, including Ralph Groves, Ken McDonald and Bill Reagan.
It was a move at the time that contributed to increased growth and popularity in Killarney basketball and paved the way for St Pauls to achieve national league and Superleague status.
St Paul’s annual flag day will take place on Saturday, September 17. A juvenile registration and enrolment evening will take place in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre on Friday, September 9 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
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