Coach Kev heads for calm as Cyclone watch ends
By RACHAEL BORICH
SEEING the looks on the players' faces when they have success makes it all worthwhile for Rockhampton basketball coach Kevin Bolck.
One of Bolck's coaching commitments will draw to a close this weekend when the Rockhampton Hog's Breath Cafe Cyclones women's basketball team plays its final game of the season against Mackay at Hegvold Stadium tomorrow night.
This has been just one commitment this season along with being assistant coach of the Rockhampton Stadium Nightclub Rockets QABL men's team, coaching the Rockhampton under-18 boys, coaching the Rockhampton Jets under-23 men's team and also coaching in the Basketball Queensland ITC (Intensive Training Centre) program before replacing Mike McShane at the Cyclones.
"They even tried to get me to play this season,'' Bolck laughed.
"I was doing too much and had to let something go.''
Bolck hesitates to say how many hours he puts into basketball, but thinks it could be around 25 a week.
"You can talk to my wife (Catherine) to see how much time I spend at home,'' Bolck said.
A love and a passion for the game keeps this man, who also represented Queensland at under-16 and under-18 levels in his junior playing days, going each week.
New challenges present themselves each week, whether it is trying to train a team which includes players with both vast to little experience or just trying to get things right.
"It wouldn't be a sport if it wasn't a challenge,'' Bolck said.
"As a coach you never make all the right decisions, you're learning all the time ? all you can do is try to make right decisions.''
All Bolck is asking of his Cyclones players tomorrow night is to put in a "decent effort and go out there with their heads held high''.