It was big news that the EnviroNZ Bulls will be staying Local with the Head Coaching Appointment of Franklin local, Jamie Reddish, but in another move towards bringing the NBL title to Franklin, the Bulls continue to enhance the coaching team with more NBL Experience.
"We wanted to have a focus of adding guys who understand how we want to play. Coaches who are creative in their approach and committed to helping us develop players and being on the court, working them out and getting them better." EnviroNZ Bulls Head Coach, Jamie Reddish
These appointments come with a larger focus of growing basketball in the South Auckland, Franklin and North Waikato Region and both will have roles with the Franklin Basketball Association.
The EnviroNZ Bulls Officially Welcome,
Assistant Coach - Morgan Maskell
Assistant Coach - Joseph Reddish
Maskell, 28, returns to his hometown of Auckland to join the Franklin Bulls in an Assistant Coach role after spending three seasons with the Hawke’s Bay Hawks in the same role. Maskell has spent three years under the tutelage of Coach Zico Coronel, and brings strong NZNBL experience to the Franklin Bulls.
“Franklin Bulls have done an excellent job setting a foundation where they can focus on skill development all year round to help players reach the next level, and I’m really excited to be in a position to add to that”.
Maskell has also been incredibly successful with junior representative and high school sides over the past decade, and has also been a member of coaching teams on multiple NZ Junior National programs, including winning the Australian Junior Country Cup with NZ U14 Koru and was Head Coach of the NZ U15 Boys team that defeated Australia in 2018.
Maskell will also play a role in Franklin Junior system as Director of Player & Coach Development.
"Morgan and I are going to work very closely together to ensure we can put the right team on the court and invest in them to be successful. We are a team, With Morgan and Joe supporting me, I'm excited about what we can do." Coach Jamie Reddish
Joe is a Franklin boy, who has decided to take his playing experience and apply it to his passion for coaching. Joe's role is to develop players, provide support to players training needs during the season and all year round. Joe brings a wealth of playing and coaching knowledge, including a US college stint, New Zealand age group experience and spent a number of seasons in the New Zealand NBL with the MountainAirs and most recently the EnviroNZ Bulls. Joe was drafted into the EnviroNZ Bulls last season, which made him the first ever Franklin player to suit up. This was a
proud moment for the club.
Joe has devoted the last few years to developing junior age group players in Franklin and Taranaki, while still playing elite level basketball. Joe lives and breaths development and will be a strong asset to the team as he has a strong interest in individual workouts, which is already benefiting many of our NBL athletes. "Local is our focus, as much as possible, and having Joe part of the team is key to the development of our players and coaches. We selected Joe, because he wants to be here, wants to be on the floor working guys out, and when I see the hours he puts in, painstakingly breaking down film and his commitment to his own coaching development, that can only be great for our players and coaching team." EnviroNZ Bulls General Manager, Scott Kelso The team is now hard at work putting together the team for 2021. Meanwhile, The EnviroNZ Bulls 3X3 team kick off their campaign tonight as they compete for the Schick3X3 Cup, being held in Invercargill.