NBL Rd 18 - New Zealand v IllawarraRob Beveridge

Rob “Bevo” Beveridge has been a pinnacle part of Australian Basketball for decades. Rob’s influence and impact on the game was honoured in 2019 when he was inducted into the Basketball NSW Hall Of Fame.

Commencing his coaching career in 1997, Rob was selected as the new head coach of the NSW Institute of Sport. During his 10-year tenure at the NSWIS, Rob also earned the head coaching role of the NSW under 20 Men’s team, leading the team to four Gold and four Silver at the Junior Championships. 

With his reputation building through his success, Rob was brought on to the Australian National Program coaching staff and at the 2000 Paralympic Games was named the teams Assistant Coach as the team would go on to win the Silver Medal.

In 2003, Rob made coaching history as he led the U20’s Australian Men’s squad past the USA in the quarter finals all the way to claiming the Gold medal by a record margin at the U20 World Championships in Greece. 

Following his success at the World Junior Championships, Rob joined the Australian National team as the Assistant Coach at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. In 2006, Rob continued as the assistant coach of the Australian National team at the Commonwealth Games where the team claimed Gold.

Rob joined the NBL to coach the West Sydney Razorbacks in 2007 for two seasons before joining the Perth Wildcats in 2009. In his four years in Perth, Rob led lead the team to three grand finals, including a championship in the 2009/10 season.

After a quick stint coaching the Shanghai Sharks in China in 2013-2014, Bevo returned to the NBL to coach the Illawarra Hawks in 2015. His world class coaching ability led the team to the semi-finals in 2016 and Grand Finalist in 2017. In 2018 he was appointed coach of Scotland for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where he took a team of predominantly part time players to the Final 4.

Rob continues to coach as well as share his knowledge and experience of coaching success with the next generation of coaches through his International Coaching consultation services.