WORCESTER Wolves head coach Matt Newby is returning for a second season with the BBL franchise.

After an exciting 2019/20 Season, coach Newby returns to continue where he left off last season, in pursuit of honours and to support the growth of basketball in the community.

Last season Newby led the team to a third-place finish in the BBL Championship and lifted the BBL Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

In January, Newby was also awarded the Molten Kevin Cadle Coach of the Month Award.

Worcester’s exciting style of basketball became one of highlights in the BBL, with individual players regularly featuring in the ‘Championships weekly All-Star Five’, together with several appearances as winners of the fans award, BBL ‘Plays of the Week’

Newby is excited to get back on courts and see what the new season brings.

He said: “Returning to Worcester for 2020-21 is for me an easy decision, with the 2019-20 season having been cut short I feel everybody in basketball and the broader sporting fraternity have an appetite to be back on the floor and doing what we love to do.

“The fact that from a league wide perspective pre COVID 19 everything was set up for an exciting conclusion to the championship and the varying sub plots that were playing out in terms of the play-off race ensured that league wide fans were absolutely engaged.

“Coupled with the fact that as a club we had begun to re-establish ourselves running in third place and having taken the BBL Cup in Birmingham in front of 9,200 fans many of whom were carrying the Wolves insignia before the pandemic.

“I genuinely feel the league is on an upward trajectory and we have the opportunity to go with it. I personally enjoyed developing and preparing the new look Wolves and I am thankful for the support that both the players and our staff received.