The Swan Hill Basketball Association is saddened with the news of the passing of Life Member Murray Treseder. Murray passed away on 9 Oct, 2023.

Murray’s extensive basketball journey started in Swan Hill as a junior with the Trotters basketball club in 1967 which continued to the highest stages in the sport spanning over decades driven by great commitment and passion to the game of basketball.

Murray was involved in Swan Hill Basketball on many levels from committee member, player, coach, and mentor and lifetime friend. He was also involved with the local Tigers and Speewa clubs as a coach and player which led to many premierships’ titles year after year.

He coached Swan Hill representative teams with great success in the 1970 & 1980 era and was particularly known for his development with the Swan Hill junior boys’ program and titles with the senior women’s team in Division 1 Country Championships. His coaching interest was to help develop country athletes reach their potential and compete at the highest level.

Murray’s coaching career extended Australia wide and to international ranks receiving many accolades along the way: –

  • Basketball Victoria Country junior boys’ and girls’ state teams in Victoria and Western Australia – winning Gold silver & bronze with our Victoria Country teams.
  • Head coach of Bendigo Braves SEABL women, men & junior teams
  • WNBL level with Sydney and Perth coaching 99 games in the league.
  • Assistant coach 1989 with Australian Gems (U19 women) winning bronze.
  • Director of Coaching Western Australia, Coach at Western Australia Institute of Sport, Head coach in Western Australia Basketball of the Basketball Australia’s National Intensive Training Program (now the BA Centre of Excellence)
  • Wheelchair basketball Head coach Rollers 2001 – 2007, winning a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens 2004, Bronze medal at the Gold Cup (World Championships) in 2006
  • Great Britain men’s wheelchair team Head Coach 2007 – bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and European Championship success in 2011 and leaving British Wheelchair basketball after London 2012

Murray’s basketball knowledge and friendship has touched so many in the basketball circles on and off the court in Swan Hill and around the world. This contribution has helped influence numerous players and their families to a lifetime of basketball enjoyment and success.

The Swan Hill Basketball Association extend our heartfelt condolences to Murray’s family and friends. He will be sadly missed.