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Carrie Graf



One of Australia’s best-ever basketball coaches, Carrie Graf reached the greatest heights on home soil, in America and an international level.

A 12-time WNBL champion, as a player then coach, Carrie has achieved success at all she’s turned her hand to.

Carrie played with powerhouse Nunawading Spectres where she was crowned Rookie of the Year and was part of multiple championships.

She first coached the Sydney Flames in 1993 and later the Canberra Capitals through successful eras.

In the WNBA, she served as an assistant coach of the Phoenix Mercury before taking the reins as head coach in 2004.

With the Opals, she represented her country in 212 games – 156 as an assistant coach and 56 as head coach.

Carrie was part of Tom Maher’s coaching panel at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and following the 2008 Beijing Games was appointed Australian coach.

Carrie’s first major tournament at the helm was the 2010 World Cup. In 2012, she’d lead Australia to a bronze medal at the London Olympics.

A She Hoops ambassador, today Carrie is Director of Sport at the University of Canberra and a WNBL commentator.