Coach ProfileANTONY distras

Coach Antony

Coach Antony has been a key part of our coaching staff since 2018. His involvement in the club spans across all age groups, from U12 beginners all the way up to our men’s Premier National League teams. Antony’s previous high level playing experience, competing in the highest college league in the UK and at prep school in Florida, makes it easy for him to relate to our players and give great demonstrations of techniques in skill sessions. Antony has coaching experience in the Basketball England Aspire Program, European Youth Basketball League, CBL and NBL U14, U16 and U18.

In addition to his basketball knowledge, Antony is also highly knowledgeable in the field of health and fitness, with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning qualification, Antony is able to help our athletes in the gym, with their recovery and assist them with nutrition guidance necessary for high level performance.

Antony has played an instrumental role over the years in helping 7 former players secure college scholarships in the United States and top UK universities. These include the likes of San Francisco University (NCAA DI), Augustana University (NCAA DII) and Loughborough University (BUCS Premier league).

Antony’s most recent successes were last season, head coaching for the U18 men. His sides would make it all the way to the National Final Fours in both the U19 CBL college league (with Haringey Sixth Form College) and U18 National League. Over the summer Antony also coached Team Haringey in the London Youth Games where they finished in 3rd place. Last season also saw U18 big man Chudi Dioramma earn a full athletic scholarship to NCAA DI side Sacramento State.