The 2022 Southern Districts Spartans rebuild has begun, with the Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans elated to announce the signing of Dwight Hicks as their NBL1 North Head Coach. 

With a long history at the Darkside, Dwight Hicks was identified early as the perfect coach to execute the overhaul at Rowland Cowan, and lead the Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans into the 2022 NBL1 North season. 

There isn’t much Hicks hasn’t done as a player or coach: a former Brisbane Bullet, American College athlete, and a member of the Champion Spartans side of 1998. 

After moving from the floor to the sideline, Dwight has filled a host of coaching roles including Brisbane Bullets DAT Development Coach, various Queensland State coaching positions, QBL Assistant Coach, and heading up the Citipointe Christian College Basketball program. 

 “Dwight’s pedigree is unique and enticing him back to the Darkside in such a key role at this pivotal time for our program, is monumental for us” said Spartans Director of Coaching, Aja Parham-Ammar. 

“He’s been a part of our history and is now becoming part of our future. We couldn’t have asked for a better coach to lead the Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans.” 

Hicks is already deep in his roster rebuild and knows exactly the type of player he wants. 

“This year we’ll play with pace and be defensively aggressive. I need unselfish players who do what it takes to get the results by putting the team first. Spartans are a strong association with a big history of success. I’m focused on reestablishing the strong junior pathway that we had in the 90s and 2000s to ensure longevity and loyalty to our program,” said Dwight. 

The Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans’ pre-season kicks off in February with player announcements coming shortly.