"The last thing I want is to look back and have regrets about not going 💯"
Kia ora Aaron, so tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re currently based?
Based in Auckland, lived here since 2003 - originally from the States - born in Phoenix, AZ - family is from Texas.
Can you tell us a little bit about your mahi and how you got into it?
I started my coaching journey with Judd Flavell, assisting him with the Breakers academy back in 2013-14.. That led me to a role with the Breakers where Dean Vickerman brought me on as a Video Analyst – I continued that role until 2019, working under Kevin Braswell & Paul Henare along the way.
Also being involved in multiple NZU17 & U19 cycles over the past 4 years has been a massive part of my development as a coach, with travelling experiences in the Philippines, China, New Caledonia and Argentina.
You deal with the community every day in some shape or form, how do you find that aspect of your mahi?
You used to play basketball and now you’re the coach… what's it like been on the other side of the white lines?
What do you find is the most challenging part of your mahi and why?
Managing time. I think what has helped me is, figuring out what is most important to me right now. We live in a world full of distractions and useless information, it’s easy to get off track and think that you’re busy, but in fact, you’re limiting your potential by avoiding the things you know are going to make you a better person. That’s why I try and maximise my days, and push myself to the max. The last thing I want is to look back and have regrets about not going 💯
We understand you work with St Kents and also coach the Auckland Huskies. One is at the high school level, and one is at the professional level. What are some of the major differences between them?
Any future plans that you can give us an inside scoop on?
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, or someone else, what would it be and why?
Where can people find you?
Instagram - aaronyg_
Twitter - aaronyg_