Hildreth replaces Smith as Thunder head coach

Daniel Hildreth in action for Thunder in 2009
Daniel Hildreth in action for Thunder in 2009

WORTHING Thunder Basketball Club have announced that Daniel Hildreth will be head coach of the team for the upcoming EBL season.

He has replaced Gary Smith, who has had to resign owing to new work commitments, and will team up with club captain James Brame, who will continue to play and undertake the role of assistant coach.

Hildreth is a former Worthing Thunder player and was assistant coach of the national championship winning under-18 side of 2011.

The players were informed of Hildreth’s appointment at the team’s training session last night (Wednesday).

Thunder begin their season at Leicester in the National Trophy on Saturday (September 15) but, due to planned family commitments, Hildreth will officially take charge of the team next Wednesday when he will lead Thunder’s training session.

His first game in charge will be the National Trophy home game against Medway Park Crusaders on September 22. Brame will step in this Saturday and coach the team at Leicester.