Head Coach Mick Downer

Current Team
Past Teams

Mick joins the Taylor Hawks for the 2022 campaign in dual roles as the clubs General Manager and Head Coach. With two decades of coaching professionally and time with the Australian Olympic team Mick’s experience is unquestionable. For the past three seasons he’s lead the Rams team from Canterbury. To read more about Mick and his coaching experience click below.


  • 2019 – 2021 Canterbury Rams Head Coach (2019 Coach of the Year)
  • 2016 – 2019 Brisbane Bullets ANBL Assistant Coach (3 seasons)
  • 2016 Rio Olympics Australian Men’s Technical Assistant
  • 2010-2016 Cairns Taipans Assistant Coach (6 seasons)
  • 2014 FIBA World Cup
  • 2013 & 2015 Oceania Championship
  • 2008-2009 Perth Wildcats Assistant Coach
  • FIBA Licensed Coach
  • Basketball Australia Performance Coach
  • Coach Educator & Presenter