Melbourne Announces Coaches for Inaugural University Basketball League
11 March 2020; MU Sport

Melbourne has announced Rob Roberts (Women) and Bob Mann (Men) as its University Basketball League coaches for 2020.

Both are BigV coaches at the Melbourne University Basketball Club.

The new student-only league begins in late-March with three home games on campus and interstate trips to Sydney and Perth. A finals series will see the top four universities compete for the UBL champions title in late May in Melbourne.

The University will host men's and women's matches in the Nona Lee Sports Centre at the Parkville campus on 1 April, 8 April and 13 May. Keep an eye on Melbourne University Sport's social media for squad and match announcements.

Recruitment is in its final stages, so interested University of Melbourne students can find out more and express interest here.

Rob Roberts (Women)

Rob will bring a wealth of coaching experience to the intervarsity team.

He heads up the BigV Women's program at the Melbourne University Black Angels, having also had coaching roles at Pakenham and Sherbrooke.

Bob Mann (Men)

Bob is a highly experienced basketball coach and administrator, so is a natural fit for the intervarsity role.

He spent 19 years at McKinnon Basketball Association where he held roles as President, General Manager and headed their BigV Men and Junior Representative Programs.

He joined the Melbourne University Black Angels as BigV Men's Coach in 2020.