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Jan STIRLING (Australia)
Born on July 20, 1955, in Adelaide.

Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September 19, 2015.


  • Adelaide Lightning (1993-2004)
  • Australian Opals (assistant) (1994)
  • Australian Opals (2001)
  • Paralympics’ team

National Team

  • Led 12-times Adelaide Lightning Team to WNBL Finals (1993-2004)
  • Gold medalist Oceania Championship (1995)
  • Bronze medalist at Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996)
  • Gold medalist Oceania Championship (1997)
  • Bronze medalist World Championship (1998)
  • Silver medalist at Olympic Games in Sydney (2000)
  • Gold medalist Oceania Championship (2001)
  • Bronze medalist FIBA World Championship in China (2002)
  • Gold medalist Oceania Championship (2003)
  • 2-times Olympic Games Silver medalist: in Athens (2004), in Beijing (2008)
  • Gold medalist Melbourne Commonwealth Games (2006)
  • Gold medalist FIBA World Championships in Brazil (2006)
  • Paralympics Silver medalist in London (2012)
  • As a player: participation World Championship (1975)

Individual Highlights

  • First former Australian player and female leaded the Opals
  • First coach to lead an Australian senior team to a gold medal in FIBA World Championships
  • Honored in the Queen’s Birthday List with an Australian Medal (AM) for her services to women’s basketball as an elite coach and player and as a contributor to professional development and the community.
  • Coach consultant for Russian Basketball Federation (2008-2009)
  • High Performance Director of the Women’s National Wheelchair program 2011-2012


  • WNBL Coach of the year in 1993
  • Australian Sports Award for International Coach of the Year (2006)
  • Adelaide Lightning Inducted South Australian Sports Hall of Fame 2010