to In a career dating back to 1996, Wallace has accumulated an overall coaching win-loss record of 208-191 (52.1%). In fourteen completed seasons as coach, Wallace has amassed a total of nine winning seasons, and has taken his teams into the post-season on ten occasions.
Wallace began his coaching career at Nunawading, and enjoyed a 102-95 (51.8%) coaching record in seven seasons with the Spectres. During his time at Nunawading, Wallace led the Spectres to the postseason on four occasions, and achieved Coach of the Year honours in 1999 when the team earned the second-best record in the entire competition.
But a major title eluded the coach during his time at Nunawading, with a one-point loss to Geelong in the 1999 South Conference Final as close as he would come.
After a year off in 2003 to spend time with wife Rachael and their four boys, Wallace joined Kilsyth in 2004, and immediately enjoyed success at his new club, taking the Cobras into the playoffs with an 18-10 record that year.
Now in his eighth year at Kilsyth, Wallace has a win-loss record of 106-96 (52.5%) during his time with the Cobras. The coach has also enjoyed four winning seasons at Kilsyth, and has taken six trips into the post-season, including four consecutive playoff campaigns from 2007-2010.
As he had done with Nunawading in 1999, Wallace achieved the second-best record in the entire competition in 2005, and was again Coach of the Year, only to be runners up in the South conference once more.
Then in a case of déjà vu, Wallace won Coach of the Year for a third time last year after the Cobras again had the second-best record of the entire competition, only for post-season success to elude them yet again.
But in a sign of his coaching diversity and all-round talent, Grant Wallace took the Victorian Under-20 state team to the National Championship in Newcastle and Maitland earlier this year.
Prior to his coaching career, Wallace played 162 games in SEABL competition, and was known as a hard working and shrewd small forward. He played seven seasons with the North East Melbourne Arrows and one year for the Knox Raiders, taking out a championship with the Arrows in 1993.
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5
Our Kilsyth Junior Cobras teams for the 2024 VJBL season have been announced. Congratulations to all of our new and returning Cobras on their selections — and for those who have missed out this season, we hope to see you back next year. See below for our 2024 teams as well as important uniform, registration