GC Blazers appoint new Head Coach

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The GC Blazers Basketball Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny James as Head Coach of the Academy at Gloucestershire College.

Danny is a former professional basketball player who grew up in Gloucester and has also played for England and Great Britain in numerous age categories. Danny has been coaching for 20 years and is a Tutor running courses to develop future coaches. A Level 3 Advanced Coach, Danny now focuses on basketball development.

Danny most recently formed and developed the Bristol Academy Flyers Basketball Club; coaching the club for 10 years while also setting up and developing one of the most successful junior programmes in the country which includes SGS College’s Basketball Academy.

Danny is now heavily involved with the Regional Performance Centre, developing players and clubs to meet the demands of basketball at all levels, and will be working with coaches and players to develop some of the region’s top prospects.

Danny is going to be helping the GC Blazers to develop both on and off the court, and brings with him a huge amount of skill and knowledge. He recently ran two basketball camps at Gloucestershire College, which was the first opportunity for young people in Gloucester to attend basketball camps like these – fun, informative and enabling players of all levels to enjoy and develop their basketball skills.

GC Blazers welcome Danny to the Club and look forward to working with him and seeing him build on the strong foundations left by Coach Shanker to develop the Basketball Academy and its players so they can reach their full potential.

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