Few people have had the opportunity to influence Australia women’s basketball to the extent of Phil Brown. As Head coach of the AIS Women’s Program over a period of 20 years every player that progressed through to WNBL clubs, international clubs or the Opals program during his AIS tenure had been influenced by Phil. Phil coached the AIS to its only WNBL Championship in 1999, coaching more than 300 WNBL games and achieving League life membership in 2003. Phil Brown is internationally recognised as one of the world’s best women’s basketball coaches having coached 22 Australian Olympians. His contribution to player development helped transform the Australian Opals into an international power. Now focused on local basketball, as Head of High Performance and Coaching Phil shapes Basketball ACT’s coaching philosophy and evolves coaching and playing talent for various representative programs, Capitals Academy and Gunners programs.