Championship coach to re-sign with club

Keith Harrison

Colac Kookas championship basketball coach Keith Harrison appears set to sign on for a fifth season with the club, provided Colac’s new stadium is ready.

Harrison has coached the senior men’s team to three finals appearances in his four seasons in charge, including its breakthrough championship season in 2015.

The 37-year-old said he felt he had unfinished business with the club, which ended the 2016-17 home-and-away season in seventh place on Sunday, and would present his case to the association once the new stadium opened.

Harrison started his basketball career with Colac before forging an impressive career in the South East Australian Basketball League with Geelong Supercats and North West Tasmanian Thunder.

“It just feels like I’ve got unfinished work for me,” he said.

“When I took the role I set out with a goal to leave when the club is in a better place, with juniors coming through and plenty of hype about the place, and it’s been hard to do that without the new stadium.

“There were nine senior teams in Colac’s domestic men’s competition when I started and now there’s only four.

“As soon as the stadium’s done I’ve got a proposal to put to the club and they’ll get back to me.”

Colac has been without a stadium since late 2013, due to ongoing issues with the redevelopment at Colac’s Bluewater stadium, when Harrison took on the job.

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