‘What’s Going On With Basketball In Tralee Is Terrific’

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Chairperson of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, Terry O’Brien welcomes Pat Price to the club. Photo by Dermot Crean

GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors new coach for the 2018/2019 season, Pat Price, says he is thrilled to be part of the club’s set-up and praised how basketball has been developed in the town.

The former Demons and Neptune coach was introduced to the players, committee and assembled press in the Brandon Hotel on Monday evening.

He takes over from Mark Bernsen who coached the Warriors in their first two seasons in Superleague leading the Tralee side to back to back Champions Trophies.

Pat Price brings a wealth of basketball coaching to the role having coached Demons to Superleague success as well as multiple National Cup titles.

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He has also coached the Irish U16 International team and was Assistant Coach with the Senior International side from 2007 to 2010. The former Assistant Athletic Director at UCC also manages a successful sports management business.

The new coach was welcomed by Chairperson of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, Terry O’Brien.

“He’s a fantastic addition to our club with a marvellous pedigree in basketball. He’s coached some great teams in the past and hopefully he’ll be coaching an even better one next season,” he said.

New coach Pat Price with Warriors players last night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pat Price was full of praise for how the club is thriving in the Superleague.

“What’s going on with basketball in Tralee is terrific and it’s been done the right way. It’s a very sustainable structure and that was important for me. You always want to be where it matters and it really matters here now and that creates a buzz for me. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to be part of it.”

“The process isn’t broken here. It’s not as if I’ve been asked to come in and fix a mess. That’s not the case at all and I’m very respectful of the work that Mark Bernsen has done,” said Pat.

He said he is looking forward to working with players in the off-season and getting the processes right so the team is ready to go when the new season starts on October 6.

See the new coach talking to Club PRO, Alan Cantwell, below…

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