Meet Our Premier Coaches
1st XV RUGBY
College 1st XV Rugby Team Coach
Tai Lavea has been the Head Coach of the College 1st XV since 2010 and is also the Head Coach for the Blues Secondary Schools in 2013. Before joining Saint Kentigern, Tai was the Head Coach of the 1st XV at Aorere College where he worked for three years...read more.
College Premier Boys and Girls Basketball and U17 B Boys Coach
The Coach for our Premier Boys and Girls Basketball and for the U17 B Boys is Colin Driscoll. Colin brings with him a very extensive coaching background in New Zealand and Australia across 30 years. Highlights of which include seeing him coach the New Zealand U18 ...read more
College Cricket Team Coach
Rex joined the College to coach and mentor our young cricketers. As former captain of the Auckland Grammar 1st XI and a player in his time for the Northern Districts, the New Zealand U23...read more.
College Football Team Coach
New to the College in 2014 as the Head Coach of the 1st XI is former All White and professional footballer, Chris Zoricich. As well as coaching our Premier Boys and Girls Football teams, Chris is teaching the Year 10 and 11 Football Academy...read more
College Golf Team Coach
The College Head Coach of Golf is Rory Moor who started his golf playing and coaching career in the United Kingdom. He was a full member of the British Professional Golfers Association (PGA) while working as Head Coach at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England...read more.
College Hockey Team Coach
We are extremely fortunate to have secured the services of Ramesh Patel to oversee the development of our Hockey Programme. Ramesh has a background as a maths and science teacher so he is familiar with the school environment...read more.
College Multisport Team Coach
Rick Faulding is a former double surf-lifesaving age-group world champion and holder of numerous national titles and records for masters swimming. Rick has had an extensive involvement in triathlon, including 13 Ironman finishes and an ITU World Championship Olympic distance silver medal...read more.
Director of Netball
New to the College in 2015 as the Director of Netball for the Premier Netball Team is Nicola Lewis. Nicola is a qualified PE teacher who taught in a secondary school in Cardiff for three years before taking a position as a Netball Development Officer for Welsh Netball...read more
College Head Rowing Coach
As our Head Rowing Coach at the College for the past 12 years, Geoff Perry also oversees the coaching and programming for the U15 girls rowing team. Before moving to Saint Kentigern, Geoff was the Head Rowing Coach at Christ’s College...read more.
College Tennis Team Coach
Peter was an International tennis player for 5 years playing in some of the world’s premier competitions including Wimbledon and Roland Garros before embarking on a coaching career, spending the next 10 years in Germany...read more.
College Premier Girls' Touch Team & Junior Touch Team Coach
As coach of both the Junior Touch Team and the Premier Girls' Touch Team, this is now Lance’s 11th continuous year of coaching girls Touch at Saint Kentigern. Along with his College coaching commitments...read more
College Premier Boys' Touch Team Coach
James played Touch for Auckland and now coaches the Premier Boys' Touch team. He previously coached Auckland age grade teams at a provincial level and New Zealand U15 whilst at the College and coached the Premier and Junior A boys for six years...read more.
College Yachting Premier Team Coach
As current coach of the College Yachting Premier Team, Bruce Deegan has also coached the Squash Premier, Junior A, Senior A and Senior B Teams during his time at Saint Kentigern. He has been involved in coaching both Yachting and Squash for over a decade...read more.