Gavin Love


Professional Achievements

Current season achievements
Runner up for Basket Ligaen Coach of the Year award
Team finished in fourth place in the Danish top league 2014/15 season
Team were Third in scoring Basket Ligaen 2014/15

Previous team achievements

BBL – British Basketball League ( UK Top Professional Basketball League)
Ranked 14th highest winning percentage Coach in BBL History (59.06%)
BBL Coach of the Month for December 2010, December 2011, March 2012
Voted 2nd in the BBL Coach of the Year Award 2010/11
Team Led the BBL in scoring during the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 seasons
Team Led the BBL in rebounding during the 2011/12 season
Team Led the BBL in field goal percentage during the 2012/13 season
Nominated for the Plymouth Herald’s Coach of the Year Award during the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 seasons
BBL Trophy Finalist during the 2011/12 season
BBL Cup Finalist during the 2011/12 season
BBL Playoff Semi Finalist during 2012/13 season
Team finished with a 19-14 record -5th place in 2010/11 season
Team finished with a 21-9 record – 4th place in 2011/12 season
Team finished with a 19-14 record – 6th place in 2012/13 season
Finalist in the Gran Canaria (Spain) Summer League 2013
Captain of Plymouth Raiders for 6 years and led the team to win the BBL Trophy 2007
Plymouth Raiders Player of the Year 2002/2003
Awarded UKCC QCF Advanced Level 3 in Basketball Coaching
Awarded BA Honours in Sports Science at St Mark and St Johns University
Head Coach BUSA (British Universities) National Champions in 2000-2001
Head Coach in the Koper (Slovenia) University European Championship in 2000-2001
Interview Links Game Links

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Wikipedia link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_Love

Micahel Piloz, General Manager at Bakken Bears (Euro Challenge) Contact: mp@bakkenbears.com
Henrik Dissing, Chairman at Copenhagen Wolfpack (Basket ligaen) Contact: henrikdissing@gmail.com

Career History

2014-2015 Copenhagen Wolfpack – Head Coach
Responsibilities within Role
Responsible for coaching the professional team.
Working with and developing the youth coaches and players

2010- 2013 – Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team – Head Coach
Responsibilities within Role
Selection and recruitment of players together with completing contractual deals with agents and players
Representing the club at public, media and charity events
Developing strong relationships with the media in order to raise the profile of British Basketball in Plymouth and Britain.
Working to and managing playing budgets
Managing the community officers, overseeing the Raiders Basketball Coaching in local schools, clubs and the recently formed Raiders Youth Academy. Being a part of youth development in Plymouth.
Regular Guest Lecturer at University of St Mark and St Johns

Summer 2013 & 2014
Coached Team Gran Canaria 2013 and 14 in the Gran Canaria Summer League (finalist)
Attended Gran Canaria coaches clinic
Summer 2011:
Guest Coach for two weeks with Seria A Roma (Euroleague)
Head Coach, in the Gran Canaria Summer League (finalist)

1996-2009 – Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team – Team Captain, Player and Development Coach
Responsibilities within Role
Basketball player in the British Basketball Premier League
Representing the team at public, charity and media events
Close working relationships and regular appearances with Plymouth Sound, Evening Herald, BBC Spotlight and Radio Devon for the promotion of Basketball within the community
Regular talks during PSHE lessons within primary and secondary schools in association with Crime Stoppers and Local Police
Mentoring pupils with their English, Maths and Science studies
Public role model for students within the local community using sports as a tool for academic development

1998-2007 (school holidays) Plymouth Raiders Basketball Camp – Head Basketball Coach
Responsibilities within Role
Responsible for the overseeing of the summer camp
Responsible for planning and evaluating the overall event
Managing financial budgets
Liaising with school partnerships to increase the awareness of sports in the community

2000- 2005 The Robert Parish and Dee Brown Basketball Camp (America) – Director of Operations
Responsibilities within Role
Residential summer camp for 500 children aged 13-18
Managing financial budgets
Recruiting and liaising with international coaches
Creating marketing plans
Overseeing the camps activities and smooth operations

2004 – Love Hoops Elite invitational Summer Camp – Director and Head Coach
Responsibilities within Role
Self-created Elite basketball summer camp for gifted and talented students
Developing students skills and confidence through sport
Working in association with Ivybridge Community College
Managing finances and budget. Funding from City council

2000 – The College of St Mark and St John – Head Basketball Coach
Coached the university team to win the BUSA National title championship
Coached the university team in the European championship in Slovenia