Katrina Hibbert

Katrina Hibbert (born 29 September 1977) is an Australian basketball coach and retired professional basketball player.

Katrina Hibbert
Sydney Uni Flames
PositionHead Coach
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1977-09-29) 29 September 1977 (age 43)
Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
CollegeLouisiana State (1996–2000)
WNBA draft2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Seattle Storm
Playing career2000–2009
Coaching career2017–present
Career history
As player:
2000Seattle Storm
2000–2001Dandenong Rangers
2001–2006Bulleen Boomers
2002–2004Szolnoki MÁV Coop
2006–2008TSV 1880 Wasserburg
2008–2009Bulleen Boomers
As coach:
2017–2018Melbourne Boomers (assistant)
2019–presentSydney Uni Flames
Career highlights and awards
As player:
Medals
Women's Basketball
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Team Competition
Oceania Championship
Gold medal – first place 2005 New Zealand Team Competition

Playing careerEdit

CollegeEdit

In her final year of High School, Hibbert travelled on exchange to the United States where she would attend Denham Springs High School, Louisiana, hoping to secure a college basketball scholarship.[1] Hibbert played college basketball at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, playing with the Lady Tigers in the Southeastern Conference of NCAA Division I.[2]

WNBAEdit

After Hibbert spent four years playing college basketball she would then go on to be drafted in round 4 (pick 57 overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm.[3][4][5] In her first and only season, Hibbert played 20 games and has the honour of scoring the franchise's first ever points.[6][7] Hibbert was released before the start of the 2001 WNBA season and returned to Australia.[1]

WNBLEdit

In the domestic Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) Hibbert played 112 games for the Bulleen Boomers.[8] During her WNBL career, Hibbert was named the Most Valuable Player on two occasions; 2004/05 and 2005/06.[9] Hibbert was also named to the WNBL All-Star Five on two occasions; 2004/05 and 2005/06.[10] Hibbert was a member of the national team roster during the 2000s and played in the Australian team that won a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[1] Hibbert announced her retirement from WNBL basketball in March 2009.[11]

Coaching careerEdit

WNBLEdit

After brief head coaching stints in the Big V with the Hume City Broncos and Eltham Wildcats, Hibbert took on a Lead Assistant Coach position with the Melbourne Boomers, under head coach Guy Molloy.[12] Following on from this, Hibbert was then appointed as Head Coach of the Sydney Uni Flames ahead of the 2019–20 season.[13]

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

WNBLEdit

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Sydney 2019–20 21 7 14 .333 6th of 8
Career 21 7 14 .333 0 0 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Critchley, Cheryl (4 April 2011). Backboard to blackboard Archived 13 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. The Weekly Review. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  2. ^ "Katrina Hibbert - 1999-00 - Women's Basketball - LSU Tigers". lsusports.net.
  3. ^ Seattle Storm Draft History. WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  4. ^ "Katrina Hibbert". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Pelton, Kevin (23 February 2005). Bevilaqua Signs With Fever. WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  6. ^ Katrina Hibbert. Sports Reference, LLC. Basketball. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  7. ^ Evans, Jayda (5 June 2009). 2000 Seattle Storm: where are they now? The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  8. ^ Women's National Basketball League. All-Time Playing Roster Archived 15 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  9. ^ League Most Valuable Player Archived 3 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  10. ^ All Star Five Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  11. ^ Boomers Season Wrap. Basketball Australia: WNBL (16 March 2009). Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  12. ^ "DEAKIN MELBOURNE BOOMERS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF". wnbl.basketball.
  13. ^ "BRYDENS SYDNEY UNI FLAMES APPOINT KATRINA HIBBERT AS HEAD COACH". wnbl.com.au. Retrieved 27 March 2019.