Coaches

Ryan Petrik – Head Coach

Ryan Petrik has been appointed as Head Coach for two years, for 2020/21 and 2021/22 WNBL Seasons.

Ryan has a wealth of experience and was the Assistant Coach at the Perth Lynx from June 2015 to 2019/20 working alongside Head Coach, Andy Stewart

Petrik is the head coach of WSBL side the Rockingham Flames, where over the past seven seasons he has taken his side to two Grand Finals, winning the 2014 Championship.

He was named WSBL Coach of the Year in 2012. Petrik was also the head coach of the WA women’s under-20s team, leading them to a silver medal at the National Championships in 2014.

Prior to this, Petrik spent four seasons as an assistant coach for Rockingham’s men’s team.

On top of this he has spent several seasons assisting Perth Wildcats coaching staff under both Rob Beveridge and Trevor Gleeson.

Darrell Morgan – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Darrell Morgan was appointed Perth Lynx strength and conditioning coach in August 2015.

A former development player with the Perth Wildcats, Morgan brings a player’s perspective to the role, and arrived at the Lynx with a vast wealth of experience in the strength and conditioning field.

Morgan was the high performance manager and director of coaching at the Pakenham Warriors Basketball Association in Victoria, and was previously the strength and conditioning coach at Lakeside Lightning in the SBL and Peel Thunder FC in the WAFL.

Morgan’s main focus with the Perth Lynx is teaching movement as a skill, with an emphasis on strength, agility and resilience.