Management & Coaching Staff

Performance Director

Judd has come on board as Performance Director for the Mainland Eagles at the beginning of 2022. Judd has been Head Coach of Junior Tall Blacks sides as well as the lead coach of the Breakers Academy. Now being the Lead Coach of the Mainland Eagles Academy  this unique and diverse skill set will be beneficial in the development of players in and around the Canterbury and Mainland Region.

  • Head coach - Canterbury Rams 2022
  • Assistant Coach - NZ Mens National team (Tall Blacks) 2020-2022
  • Assistant Coach - South East Melbourne Phoenix 2019-2022
  • Assistant Coach - NZ Breakers NBL 2006-2019 Champions 2014-15, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-2011
  • Head Coach - Southland Sharks 2016-2019, NZNBL Champions 2018
  • Head Coach - NZ Breakers Academy 2007-2016
  • Head Coach - NZ U19 Junior Tall Blacks 2014
  • Head Coach - NZ U18 National Mens 2013-14
  • Head Coach - Auckland Pirates, NZNBL Champions 2012
  • Head Coach - Harbour Heat NZNBL Playoffs 2010
  • International player - New Zealand Mens National team (Tall Blacks) 1999-2002


General Manager

Caleb has overseen the program direction since 2014, assisted in the development of athletes, US College and international recruitment of numerous Eagles players.

Caleb leads the program with a wealth of experience including:

  • Mainland Eagles coach & manager since 2014
  • FIBA Accredited Coach Developer 
  • 10 years US Collegiate coaching
  • Former BBNZ National Junior teams international coaching experience 
Lead Coach - Top of the South

Mike is adapting and implementing Mainland Eagles programmes for the Top of the South, providing player and coach development, basketball pathway advice and providing coaching support at Mainland Eagles camps.

  • Nelson Giants Head Coach
  • Tall Blacks Assistant Coach
  • Former NZ Breakers Assistant Coach
  • Former Head Coach and Administrator of the NZ Breakers Academy
  • Former Tall Black
Lead Coach - Central
Network Coach
Ed has been a coach for the Mainland Eagles Academy since 2016.  He assists with the implementation of the programme and there as a mentor for players.
  • Assistant coach Canterbury Rams 2022
  • Former Head coach of Waimea College Junior and Senior Teams (boys and girls)
  • Former Tasman Rep Head coach for U15, U17, U19 age groups (different years of course and for boys and girls)
  • Waitaha Rep Coach for U15, U17
  • Assistant Coach Christ College Senior Team and Head Coach for Christ College Junior Team
  • Coach at the WPP
  • Former NZ National Player
Accounts Manager


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