The LSB announced today that Daniel Szatkowski has been appointed as the new head coach of Capital City Academy. Szatkowski will join Kieran Matthews on the sidelines at Capital, bringing a wealth of experience and proven success to the coaching staff.
Szatkowski is an advanced Basketball England Level 4 qualified coach, placing him amongst rare company with regards to his technical education and adding major value to the LSB coaching ranks in being able to develop Academy players through to the highest levels of the game. He is also a former BBL professional player with extensive experience in Europe and across all levels of the British basketball leagues.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead such an ambitious program and working with the staff at Capital City and the LSB in building something special in North West London. Kieran has done a great job in welcoming me in at Capital and laying the groundwork for some big things to come. We have great facilities, unbelievable support from the LSB and Capital City faculty so I look forward to being a part of what we are building here and can’t wait to get to work.”
- Daniel Szatkowski, Head Coach
As a coach, Szatkowski has successfully managed teams at the National League level, while also taking teams into international competition and facing some of the top youth teams in all of Europe. He has also been an active member of the governing bodies National Talent Development Pathway and has been directly responsible for nurturing some of the top players to emerge out of London over the past few years.
“Daniel is a proven winner at this level who gets the most out of the players and teams that he has coached. He was the head coach at Alec Reed in 2018, leading them to an ABL title in spectacular fashion - so he knows how to do what we want to get done here at Capital City. He will bring energy, leadership, accountability and a tireless work-ethic to the program and we’re all excited to have him here in position to lead the academy forward towards a successful future.”
- Nhamo Shire, CEO, LSB
With the academy confirmed for ABL competitions this season and a successful coaching staff now in place, things continue to go from strength to strength at Capital City, with recruitment for the first team already well underway.
Places at the Academy are limited and selective, secured through trials held throughout the year. To find out when the next trials are taking place and to secure your spot at an upcoming trial fill out the application form which can be found here: CAPITAL CITY PLAYER TRIAL APPLICATION