Basketball Australia has paid tribute to coach, mentor and leader, Murray Treseder.
Bernard Murray Treseder, known as “Muzz” was born in Sale, coaching across country Victoria and 15 junior state teams in Victoria and Western Australia.
A strong advocate for women’s basketball, Murray coached for six years at WNBL level, including 99 games in the league with Sydney and Perth, as well as Assistant Coach with the Australian ‘Gems’ (Under 19 women) in 1989, winning a bronze medal.
He was Director of Coaching in Western Australia, Head Basketball Coach at the West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) and Head Coach in Western Australia of Basketball Australia’s National Intensive Training Program (now the BA Centre of Excellence).
In 2001 Murray became involved with wheelchair basketball and was Head Coach of the Rollers from 2001 to 2007, where he took the team to a silver medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and bronze at the Gold Cup (World Championships) in 2006.
He was appointed Head Coach for the Great Britain men’s wheelchair team in 2007 and guided them to bronze at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and to European Championship success in 2011.
Murray had a strong desire to see the UK women’s wheelchair program grow, attending every training session he could to give them support; often seen at women’s league and junior league games and travelled the UK to watch teams play in all divisions.
With countless wins and significant influence, Murray left British Wheelchair Basketball after London 2012.
In his semi-retirement, he went on to be a Performance Lead with Australian Gliders Women Basketball program and continued to support the Rollers through his vast knowledge and experience of the game.
Basketball Australia extends its deepest sympathies to family, friends and those in the extended basketball community who knew Murray Treseder.