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Get your head in the game and join the Basketball Academy!

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Training is adapted to suit the needs of each player, and will teach you the necessary skills and techniques to be the best player you can be.

Originating in 2015, the Basketball Academy at Middlesbrough College has gone from strength-to-strength. Pro-coach, Steve Butler, has extensive experience both playing and coaching the sport, and currently coaching Teesside Mohawks.

With the team frequently playing off-campus, taking place in a range of championships, the academy has an impressive alumni, and some ex-players have gone on to join the likes of The Tees Valley Mohawks and various teams overseas!

Meet the Coach

Steve Butler – Director and Head Coach for Basketball

Steve’s love of basketball began when he was 14 and played for Thornaby in the local league before making his National Debut at the age of 17. During his time with the Tees Valley Mohawks, Steve won 12 National Division 1 titles and was recognised as the most successful basketball player to come out of the North East, even winning 5 National League titles in a row!

Following his success as a player, Steve began his career as a coach at the Mohawks, promoting them from Division 2 to Division 1 at first attempt. Steve has since continued his success as a coach and took over as Chairman of the Tees Valley Mohawks.

Steve started the Middlesbrough College Basketball Academy in 2015, leading them to victory in the AOC Regional League at first attempt. He continues to build up the academy with elite and new players.

Steve Butler

Basketball Academy FAQs

We are TASS Dual Career Accredited

TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) is an athletic support programme, which helps talented athletes to balance their sport and studies, with the goal of them being able to reach their potential in both. The programme is open to all elite athletes on any course at Middlesbrough College, not just Sports and Leisure courses. For more information, contact the Sports Admin Team on 01642 333772 or

Dual Career Accredited TASS

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