Petrik Returns

July 4, 2024 | Perth Lynx news

Perth Lynx are delighted to announce two-time grand final head coach Ryan Petrik has re-signed for the 2024-25 WNBL season.

Petrik, who took his team to the post-season three times out of four years in charge, is locked in for next season as the Lynx look to go one better.

It will be Petrik’s 10th season at the club after he spent the first five years as an assistant coach under Andy Stewart before taking the reins in June, 2020.

The 43-year-old won the WNBL’s Coach of the Year in 2021-22 after guiding the Lynx to the grand final.

They returned to the big dance last season under Petrik’s guidance, knocking off reigning champs and minor premiers Townsville in the semi-finals before going down 2-1 to Southside Flyers.

“I’m really excited to be back at the Lynx for the 2024-25 season,” Petrik said.

“We’ve been one-point short, twice in the last three years, from winning the whole thing, so there’s certainly a sense of unfinished business here.

“It’s a program that’s been a big part of my life now, so I’m very thankful to Sam (Macpherson), Richard (SEN Teams CEO Richard Simkiss) and our ownership group for wanting me back.”

“The Perth Lynx are thrilled to have Ryan Petrik return as the coach of the Perth Lynx for the 2024-25 season,” Lynx general manager Samantha Macpherson added.

“Ryan is a highly-regarded coach and has built a strong program over the last four years taking us within an inch of a championship twice.

“I am delighted to continue working with Ryan this season to see where we can take this team and the exciting season ahead.”