Dayle Joseph, Basketball

What sport do you coach?

Basketball (28 years) only basket now. I did some football coaching in the past.

Why did you start coaching?

I wanted to teach kids how to be a great basketball player. I was also inspired by my own coach who always knew how to bring out the best in us. I was taught from a coach that helped me become a better player and understand the game. Then I had the opportunity to pass that on by coaching others

What sport do you play?

I play veterans basketball and enjoy still being competitive and social in the game.

Injuries – some serious skin off in the days of playing outside on the bitumen courts. A broken nose which resulted in wearing a face mask (not a good look) to keep playing and a boken thumb.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Club Coach (Formerly L 1) – in progress
  • GABA (Geraldton Amateur Basketball Association)
  • Member of Geraldton Buccaneers.

Three words that best describe you

Patient, attentive (attention to details) and fun.

If you were an animal, what would you like to be?

A bear, big strong and imposing;- at the same time being cute cuddly and playful.

Athletic career achievements

1988 – I was in the Premiership team for Brigades Football Club.

1984/85 State u/18 Basketball

Coaching achievements

  • 2000 - I was an Assistant Coach when the Geraldton Buccaneers won the SBL Championship
  • 2002 – 2004 – I was a Head Coach for the Geraldton Buccaneers when they were semi-finalist
  • A few local Grand Final wins over the years.
  • Seeing kids listen, learn and achieve.

Do you have a sports idol?

Michael Jordon – I always refer to MJ being cut from his high school team tryouts to then become one of the best players in the world. (never quit and never give up).

What sort of work you do?

We have an established family business (since 1986) - “Joseph Radiators and Air Conditioning”.

Do you have any hobbies?

My family – I’ve three kids that play basketball, netball, football and my daughter does competitive gymnastics.

Fishing. Yes, I have caught a fish, although some mates may question that!

What advice would you give to an aspiring young athlete?

“Practice hard, play hard and have fun” – Dan Hunt 1932

Dream big never quit and never give up.

Last word about the current MWAS champions

Currently, we have a few great basketball players that have the potential to become elite athletes e.g., Alex Ducas, Emma Burke, and Daniel Jacques.

MWAS is a great pathway for good local athletes to become great.