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Matt Donaldson Returns To The Crusaders

The Coventry Crusaders Basketball Club has just released the exciting news that veteran and former Crusader player and All-Star, Matt Donaldson is returning to Coventry after personal interviews with owner Dip Donaldson, while Dip was in the USA recently.

Matt played for Coventry for six of the seven years in which Crusaders have been in existence, and has been invaluable in the development of the Community and Schools Coaching Programmes which are run by the Crusader Foundation. Matt will also be working in the area of PR and marketing for the Crusaders Organisation.

Matt is always a consistent threat to the opposition while playing inside close to the basket. He is a hard working player who scraps for loose balls and rebounds powerfully, knowing how to finish up with two points once he’s got the ball.

Last year Matt took a well-earned break from basketball and spent the year off working in group homes for young offenders in his home town of Sacramento, California. The break has helped his hunger for the game return, and has allowed his body to recuperate from the injuries he had accrued over the years of playing ball.

Besides joining the senior squad, Matt will also be assisting Derrick Pope, the new Director of Basketball Operations, in the running of programmes and development teams. With Matt’s former experience and knowledge of the Crusader coaching programmes he will be a great asset and resource for Derrick Pope.

Dip Donaldson, owner of the Coventry Crusaders said:

"It will be great to have Matt back with us again. He has been part of the success of the past and we missed his presence on court last year. He knows the league and knows the city, and the supporters know him well. It will be a good move all around to have him return to Coventry after his year out."

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CWN / Sport / Basketball / Coventry Crusaders / 18 Jul 99

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