Frankston Blues (FDBA) are proud to announce the return of 2019 NBL1 Men Coach of the Year; Andrew Harms, to the role of Head Coach of the ‘Frankston RSL’ Frankston Blues Senior Men (NBL1 South) for the 2021 season.

With the cancellation of the 2020 NBL1 South Season, Harm’s last remaining contract year has been rolled over, along with his three-year extension, taking his appointment to the senior men’s program through until the end of the 2024 Season.

Harms will continue to be assisted by Adam Jackson and Team Manager of the Decade (we think anyway) Paul Groat.

FDBA CEO Wayne Holdsworth praised Harms’ character and commitment to the Club and the Senior Men’s program.

“Andrew further demonstrated his commitment to basketball particularly Frankston throughout 2020 and the union we have with Andrew has and will continue to enhance basketball in this region particularly at the elite level. Andrew is simply the perfect person to lead our Senior Men’s program. Since his appointment in 2017, the club has been delighted with his enormous contribution on and off the court.”

“With the challenges of 2020, Andrew continued to hold true to his values and commitment in staying connected with the team, engaging with our Junior Blues via social media and engendering a solution-based mindset to all those around him”

“One of the major reasons players and support staff are attracted to Frankston is because of Andrew’s involvement. We expect some amazing things to happen this season and the seasons to follow”

Harms’ return comes after the announcement of former teammate Ash Arnott to the role of Youth League Men Head Coach, who will both work together closely.

Harms spoke about his appointment and commitment to the club.

“I’m really excited about committing long term to the club and continuing to build on the progress we have made in recent years. The FDBA board and our CEO Wayne have been brilliant in allowing us the time and resources to build an athlete-centered program that provides a clear pathway for our aspiring junior blues players.”

“Most importantly I’m thankful to be working alongside a forward-thinking and progressive team in Jacko, Ash, Paulie, Wayne, and the FDBA board. The team first and solution-based mentality we all share will continue to guide us in the coming years as we continue to raise the bar for our athletes both on and off the court.”

Stay tuned to Frankston Blues’ website and social media platforms for more announcements.