Latrobe City Energy are please to announce the appointment of Jason Sutherland to the position of Men’s Head Coach for season 2016 and 2017. Sutherland 38 has accepted a two-year deal which sees him replace Energy premiership coach of 2014 Les Stothard.
Stothard step down after three years at the helm and the Energy committee acknowledges his support of our program and development of the men’s division one team over the preceding years.
Keeping a close eye on Latrobe City Energy’s progress over the years Sutherland has watched the club rebuild over the last decade to again be a force in the Big V League. Sutherland experience as a player through the association most successful era, with Gippsland Pacers back in the late 1990’s, will place him in good stead too continue to develop our men’s program.
Jason recently accepted Basketball Victoria Country’s “Volunteer of the Year” award and for the past three years has been active in the Gippsland basketball community in various roles including president, vice president, squad coordinator and coach at the Churchill Junior Basketball Association.
Latrobe City Energy’s Big V season tips off at the end of March 2016 and we encourage the Gippsland Latrobe Valley community to come along and catch the teams in action.