Our Staff

Coaching Staff

Judd
Flavell
Head Coach

Judd Joined the Canterbury Rams team at the beginning of 2022 after coming off a stint with the South East Melbourne Pheonix in the Australian NBL as Assistant Coach from 2019-2022. He has also been an assistant coach to the Tall Blacks and the Breakers during their championship era. Judd was part of the 2002 Tall Blacks squad as a player that made it to the final 4 of the World  Championships. He has been Head Coach of Junior Tall Blacks sides as well as the lead coach of the Breakers Academy. Now being the Head Coach of the Mainland Eagles Academy  this unique and diverse skill set will be beneficial in the development of players in and around the Canterbury and Mainland Region. We are excited to have Judd as Head Coach of the Rams for 2023 season as we continue in our pursuit for an NZNBL Championship.

  • Head coach Canterbury Rams 2022
  • Assistant Coach - NZ Mens National team (Tall Blacks) 2020
  • Assistant Coach - South East Melbourne Phoenix 2019-2022
  • Assistant Coach - NZ Breakers NBL Champions 2014-15, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-2011
  • Head Coach - Southland Sharks 2016-2019, NZNBL Champions 2018
  • Head Coach - NZ Breakers Academy 2007-2016
  • Head Coach - NZ U19 Junior Tall Blacks 2014
  • Head Coach - NZ U18 National Mens 2013-14
  • Head Coach - Auckland Pirates, NZNBL Champions 2012
  • Head Coach - Harbour Heat NZNBL Playoffs 2010
  • International player - New Zealand Mens National team (Tall Blacks) 1999-2002
Ben
Sheat
Assistant Coach

No bio supplied

Liam
Connelly
Assistant Coach

No bio supplied

Stuart
Knappstein
Physio

No bio supplied

Piet
van Hasselt
Advance Scout

Coaching Bio:

Canterbury Rams Assistant Coach/Performance Analyst (2014-Current); Canterbury Knights (2016-Current); University of Canterbury Premier team (2008-Current); University of Canterbury U23 team (2003-Current); University of Canterbury Tertiary Team (2016-Current); Canterbury U23 teams (2014-2017).

Professional:

Senior Tutor at University of Canterbury in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree programme (2015-Current).

13+ years working in sports including four with Canterbury Basketball Association and two with Canterbury Regional Basketball Foundation - Operations Manager.

Canterbury Rams/Cougars Volunteer positions (18 years): Assistant Coach, marketing, event management, TV statistician, scorebench, entertainment manager, team publications, website, media liaison, manager, community programme coordinator.

Fun facts: 

Hasn’t missed a Rams/Cougars NBL home game since 1997.

Attended the 2002 World Championships as a world media member.
Became a life member of the Canterbury Basketball Association in March 2019, joining fellow Rams assistant coach Terry Brunel with that honour.

Specialities:

Team Culture

Performance Analysis

“Absolutely thrilled to be involved with the Rams this season and assisting Coach Downer and the players by fostering a positive learning environment and a playing for each other mentality.  The team will have a strong local flavour, have high character imports and it’s an honour to be on the coaching staff.”

Lidia
Belles
Physiotherapist

Lidia is originally from Spain. Lidia has a Masters in Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from AUT and her enthusiasm and desire to achieve her goals both professionally and in her personal life as a triathlete has been an example to her colleagues and patients. Lidia has been involved in providing physiotherapy services to different sports teams and athletes across a variety of sport: rugby, athletics, triathlon, multisport, cricket and soccer. Most recently Lidia has been the team physiotherapist for the Canterbury RAMS and Wildcats since 2014 and is regularly involved with the Eagles Academy. Lidia’s passion is movement screening for injury prevention and end-stage rehabilitation particularly associated with ankle sprain and ACL injuries.

Cam
Wilson
Video Co-ordinator

No bio supplied

Management Staff

Caleb
Harrison
General Manager

Caleb has been with the Canterbury Rams since the franchised were re-established in 2014. His roles have included leading the development programs including Mainland Eagles Academy, Canterbury Basketball Rep Academy, Rams Mentoring & In-Schools Coaching programs.

Since being in the role of General Manager some of the highlights include an NBL record crowd of 6,000 people for the Rams vs Saints game at Horncastle Arena in 2018 and bringing the Tall Blacks & NZ Breakers back to Christchurch for the first time since 2004.

With 15 years of international coaching experience, he brings a diverse set of skills to Canterbury & the South Island for development pathways for players throughout the region. He continues to provide specialist guidance and mentoring to the families on US college & international basketball pathways. Through his US college connections & experiences he is able to help find the right US College fit for each of the Mainland Eagles Academy members which includes 35 boys & girls from throughout the South Island receiving US College Scholarships since the Academy was established in 2014.

Caleb has delivered & participated in coaching courses throughout the world including Serbia, Croatia, Thailand, Australia, UAE, Malawi, USA & New Zealand.

Accreditations-

FIBA International Coach Instructor

Masters of Science (Sports Coaching), Indiana State University, 2006

Bachelor of Sports Coach, Christchurch College of Education, 2003

Raewyn
Britt
Team Operations Manager

Biography not provided

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