Coaching Himself and Others as Recovery From TBI Continues

Crain Hickford

(Taranaki Daily News) – You can take the man away from coaching, but you can’t take the coach out of the man. Ex-Taranaki basketballer Craig Hickford is proof of that.

Christchurch-based Hickford, who suffered a traumatic brain Injury (TBI) when he was knocked off his bicycle by a ute in Dunedin in February last year, was back home in New Plymouth this week for the New Zealand Breakers’ match.

Hickford coached a number of high level teams, including the Christchurch men’s and women’s national league teams, however coaching went on the back-burner after the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, and he and wife Stacey moved to Central Otago where he focused on his teaching career. CONTINUE