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"I aim to leverage my significant experience, proven success, work ethic and networks in this great sport for the benefit of all organisations I work with, the athletes I coach(ed), and to grow and develop the game in general."

- Andrew Jantke

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"Andrew’s knowledge of the game of basketball, his work ethic and his continuous positivity towards athletes on and off the court not only gives him a very good resume and a lot of success in everything he has been involved with, it has also made myself, other athletes and other coaches improve dramatically with the support he offers. Andrew has a distinctively warm approach to everyone he meets and works with and he puts a lot of effort in to make those around him better people, better coaches and better basketball players."

- From a Centre of Excellence Scholarship holder, Division 1 NCAA athlete

Andrew Jantke (Coach Janx) is the founder and driving force behind 


Jantke is a prominent coaching figure in Adelaide, synonymous with elite player coaching and development from the district junior level, through to Division 1 college talent, through to professionals.  

  • 3rd Assistant Coach with the Adelaide 36ers in 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, working under Joey Wright, covering areas such as workouts, recruiting and college athlete scouting, KPI tracking, assisting at practices and games.

  • Head Coach of the Adelaide 36ers "Young Guns" squad.  A team of some of the nation's brightest prospects playing full timed, reffed games against Premier League programs.  Offenses and defenses based on Adelaide 36ers program.  14-0 win/loss record.

  • Has coached, mentored and provided exposure platform to 10 Division 1 NCAA commits in the past 3 years.   This includes 3 high major commits to Stanford, TCU and Oklahoma.

  • 12 years coaching in South Australia's state program.  Including Semi-Finalists (Final 4) as Head Coach in 2016.

  • 4 years in the Basketball Australia and Basketball SA NITP program (2014 - 2018).  Including effectively running the oncourt program for a 12 month period (March 2015 - March 2016), a very strong period of player development in the program.

  • Basketball Australia Australian Development Camp Assistant Coach, October 2017

  • Basketball Australia Elite Prospects Camp Assistant Coach, July 2016

  • 3yrs as Director of Coaching with Central Districts Lions (2009-2012), leading the club through its most significant growth and development phase in its history

  • Associate Head Coach 2019 Sturt Sabres US Exposure Tour.  11-2 Win-Loss record.  West Coast Elite International World Championships 3rd place.  4 and 0 West Coast Elite Summer Classic.  4-1 Las Vegas Live, Bigfoot Tournament.

  • 2020 U18 Div 1 Men at North Adelaide Rockets.  Year struck by COVID pandemic.  Summers Season Premiers (11-1 record).  Melbourne Australia Day Tournament Runners up. Winter season runners up (15-3 record), State Championships Silver (5-1)

  • From 2015-2019 has a win/loss record of 148 - 11 coaching Division 1 with Sturt Sabres. Melbourne Classics Gold (2017).  Melbourne Classics Bronze (2019).  State Championships Gold (2015). State Championships Sliver (2017).  State Championships Silver (2019)

  • Led and conducted many National Coaches Accreditation Scheme coach accreditation courses for Basketball SA (2010 - 2017)

  • USA Basketball Gold Certified Coach (2019)

  • NBA Scout School Certificate completion (2019)

  • Special guest at sealed team practices of Oregon Ducks, Stanford Cardinal, North Carolina Tarheels, Utah Utes, Utah Valley Wolverines, Cal State Fullarton, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco Dons, Loyola Marymount Lions (2017)

  • Holds a Masters of Business Administration (Latrobe), Bachelor of Technology (RMIT), completed courses Sports Management, Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement, Skill Acquisition, Exercise Physiology for Coaches through University of Queensland and Sports Management 3 (Curtin University)


As a Coach Janx builds programs by developing a shared vision and values with all stakeholders and with the work ethic, knowledge and experience to deliver on that vision.  Coach Janx only chooses to work in programs and with people that are high values-driven individuals, focussed on player development.  When you build an environment that develops players you ultimately win big.

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