Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

International Basketball Coach to Visit Kosrae and Pohnpei

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 29, 1998 - Jon Hoyle, development officer, for the Oceania Basketball Confederation arrived Pohnpei, April 27th to conduct numerous basketball activities on Pohnpei and Kosrae. He will be left to Kosrae, April 29th and will be there until May 12th when he will leave for Pohnpei. He will be in Pohnpei until May 25th. The basketball course is funded by the FSM National Olympic Committee.

Hoyle plans to make daytime visits to elementary and secondary schools, hold basketball coaching and referee accreditation course for player and coaches and work with the Pohnpei and Kosrae men and women teams competing in the upcoming Micronesian Games.

Hoyle has been coaching and teaching basketball for over 10 years He coached the Tahiti gold medal winning basketball teams in the 1995 South Pacific Games. He travels throughout the Pacific region holding basketball workshops. According to Jim Tobin, "Jon is a world class basketball coach and I hope Pohnpei and Kosrae take advantage of his basketball experience."

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FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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