Our coaches

Lucas Allen


Program Coach

      "I have a passion for teaching and helping people, I find that coaching allows me to teach, help and be involved in the game I love all at the same time.  Nothing beats seeing an athlete, young or old, work tirelessly and then reap the rewards of their hard work.  There is something about the excitement the athlete exhibits when they pull off a new move, or achieve their goals"

Basketball Victoria Country


State Team Head Coach; u18 Men 2019 & 2018; u16 Men 2017 & 2016 (Silver)

State Team Assistant Coach; u18 Women 2015 & 2012; u16 Women 2011 & 2010 (Silver)

Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup Mentor Coach; u18 Men 2019 & 2018; u16 Men 2017 & 2016

Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup Head Coach; u18 Women 2015 & 2012; u16 Women 2014, 2011 & 2010; u14 Girls 2013; u14 Boys 2009

Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup All Star Team Head Coach; 2015 (Gold) & 2014 (Gold)

NITP Satellite Centre Head Coach; Gippsland 2015-2017; Peninsula 2019 & 2018

Haileybury College


Men’s Basketball Program Head Coach; 2019, 2018 & 2017

Southern Peninsula Basketball Association


Director of Coaching – 2019 - Current

Men’s Program Head Coach; 2017 - Current



South East Melbourne Phoenix Video Assistant Coach – NBL Season; 2019/20 - Current

South East Melbourne Phoenix Assistant Coach – China Tour; 2019

Melbourne United Summer League Assistant Coach & Interim Head Coach; 2017 (Champions)

Melbourne United Pre-Season Video Assistant; 2018 & 2017

Australian Development Camp; 2017 & 2016

Australian u17 Men’s Team, FIBA Oceania Qualifying Series Video Analyst; 2015

nick mihai

Program Coach

Basketball Victoria


2015 – Victoria Metro Selector

2016 to 2017 – Assistant Coach Dandenong Rangers SEABL team (2017 Division Champions)

2018 – Victoria Metro Selector

2019 – Victoria Metro Assistant Coach (Gold Medal)

2020 – Victoria Metro Assistant Coach

Head Coach State Development Program - MSAC section – 2018

State Development Program Coach - Hawthorn Basketball Stadium


Representative Level  


2010 – Melbourne Tigers under 14.2 – National Junior Classic Silver Medallist

2011 – Melbourne Tigers under 16.2 – Victorian Junior Reserve Runner-up

2012 – Melbourne Tigers under 16.1 – National Junior Classic and Victorian Championship Gold Medal

2013 – Melbourne Tigers under 14.1 – National Junior Classic, Victorian Championship and Club Boys Championships Silver medallist

2014 – Melbourne Tigers 18.2 – National Junior Classic 6th Place and Victorian Championship 9th place

2015 – Dandenong Rangers 16.1 – National Junior Classic Silver medallist and Victorian Championship Gold medallist

2016 – Dandenong Rangers 16.1 – Victorian Reserve 4th place

2017 – Dandenong Rangers 14.1 – National Junior Classic and Victorian Championship gold medallist and Club Boys Championships 4th place

2018 – Dandenong Rangers 14.1  - Victorian Reserve Gold Medallist

2019 – Dandenong Rangers 14.1 – National Junior Classic Silver medallist

2020 to current – Dandenong Rangers 18.1 Boys



Mentone Grammar

Head Coach and Future First Head Coach – 2019 to present

    “Coaching basketball has always been a pathway for me to play small part in impacting young athletes in a positive way. Basketball has always given me great friendships and moments in my life and I want to give back to the game what it has given me.”

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grant spencer

Program Coach

  • Current Eltham Wildcats NBL1 Women Head Coach


  • Brisbane Bullets – Performance Analyst


  • Cairns Taipans 2nd Assistant Coach/Performance Analyst


  • Australian Boomers 2019 World Cup Cycle Performance Analyst


  • Basketball Victoria State Program Assistant Coach


  • Keilor U/18 VC Men Head Coach



Neal is a world-class Sport Performance Coach and research-published Sport Scientist with over a decade of experience in athlete preparation and performance. Combining his experience in professional sports -former Strength and Conditioning Coach of the prestigious NBL Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club - and proven junior-topro successes Neal brings an unparalleled wealth of battle-tested experience to the programs at Olympia Athletics.



With a unique foundation in High Performance Sports Maverick's Sports Medicine aperture spans beyond injury treatment and management. Maverick is a principles based practitioner who utilizes robust sciences of anatomy and physiology to optimize athlete biomechanics. As a result Maverick is able to seamlessly unite High Performance training with proactive rehabilitation that brings an unprecedented integration of performance and rehabilitation.


Chris is a seasoned Sport Performance Coach who specializes in speed and power development for team sport athletes. Chris has international experience working with US college sporting powerhouse Arizona Wildcats football team while locally assisted with the program at Box Hill Hawks Football Club. In addition to his High Performance accolades Chris also has an indepth experience working with elite junior level athletes, helping many to pursue US college sports.