TyneMet coach is named Coach of the Year

North East Sports Academy head basketball development coach, Marc Steutel, who was named Coach of the Year.

North East Sports Academy head basketball development coach, Marc Steutel, who was named Coach of the Year.

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A basketball coach is celebrating after picking up another individual honour.

Marc Steutel, head basketball development coach at the North East Sports Academy based at TyneMet College, has been named Coach of the Year, the first time he has won it in Division 1.

He was presented his award at England Basketball National Final Fours event where he was competing with Team Northumbria.

Marc has been a coach at TyneMet College since 2008, previously working at Newcastle Eagles as a community coach.

Some of his other successful roles include lead coach for England Under 17s, head coach for England Universities, head coach at Northumbria University and assistant coach for the Newcastle Eagles BBL Team.

Marc said: “Whilst receiving this award is nice on a personal level, it is more of recognition of the positive strides that the players I coach in the north east have made.

“I have always tried to teach my players the skills and qualities they can use in all aspects of their life.

“I feel as though the success this season has brought has made me a better coach which will benefit the students and athletes I work with at TyneMet College and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form.

“We have had another successful year at the college, not only in terms of team results, but with individual development and achievement firstly in the classroom and secondly on the basketball court.”