Following the announcement of Mark Neeld as the new Chief Executive Officer in December 2018, Basketball Geelong is pleased to announce the appointment of former NBL player Greg Vanderjagt as Chief Operating Officer.
Having spent the past three years as General Manager of Townsville Basketball, Greg will relocate to Victoria to continue his Basketball administration career in the heartland of the sport in Australia.
“With the recruitment of Mark as our CEO, we felt that we could not pass up the opportunity to have someone of Greg’s basketball IQ and experience as part of our organisation”, said Basketball Geelong Chairman Sebastian Loader.
“With the departure of both Dean Anglin and Operations Manager Sarah Monck, there was a gap to be filled and Greg perfectly fits the skills and qualities we want for the new Chief Operating Officer position,” said Mr. Loader.
An experience and accomplished basketball professional, Greg has over 15 years’ experience working in a high performance environment. As General Manager of Townsville Basketball, he managed the multi-sport facility and innovatively opened new usage opportunities, maximizing the operational potential of the facility.
Under Greg’s leadership, Townsville Basketball has seen continued and rapid growth in the areas of membership, sponsorship and overall operational profit.
“I am looking forward to joining the team at Basketball Geelong and contributing to the growth and development of the organisation in the coming years, and excited for the challenges and opportunities ahead,” said Greg.
“I have experienced first-hand the pride and passion of the Geelong Basketball community in my battles with the Supercats in the SEABL over a number of years and I’m excited to join this culture of excellence and contribute positively to the Basketball Geelong environment”.
“Coming from a regional city like Townsville, I am passionate about growth in regional basketball and I look forward to working with Mark Neeld and the rest of the team to continue and build on the legacy of Basketball Geelong and the Supercats.”
Basketball Geelong Chairman Sebastian Loader said the addition of Greg, along with Mark Neeld, was a coup for the organization.
“To have two people of this caliber leading our club into a new era is extremely exciting and opens up so many possibilities for the immediate and distant future,” said Mr. Loader.
Greg Vanderjagt will begin in the role of Chief Operating Officer in mid-February, 2019.