Anthony Petrie

Australian basketball player

Anthony Petrie
Gold Coast Rollers
PositionHead coach
LeagueNBL1 North
Personal information
Born (1983-06-03) 3 June 1983 (age 41)
Tenterfield, New South Wales
Listed height203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
Playing career2003–2021
PositionPower forward
Coaching career2022–present
Career history
As player:
2003; 2005–2008Canberra Gunners
2007–2008West Sydney Razorbacks
2008–2009Wollongong Hawks
2009–2012Gold Coast Blaze
2010Northside Wizards
2012Brisbane Spartans
2012–2016Adelaide 36ers
2013North Adelaide Rockets
2016–2018Brisbane Bullets
2019; 2021Gold Coast Rollers
As coach:
2022–presentGold Coast Rollers
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Anthony Petrie (born 3 June 1983) is an Australian basketball coach and former professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the National Basketball League (NBL) between 2007 and 2018. He is currently the head coach of the Gold Coast Rollers in the NBL1 North.

Early life

Petrie was born in Tenterfield, New South Wales.[1] Alongside basketball, he grew up playing cricket, rugby league and athletics.[2]

Playing career


Petrie made his debut in the National Basketball League (NBL) for the West Sydney Razorbacks during the 2007–08 season. For the 2008–09 NBL season, he joined the Wollongong Hawks.[3]

Between 2009 and 2012, Petrie played for the Gold Coast Blaze.[3] For the 2009–10 season, he named the NBL's Most Improved Player and earned All-NBL Second Team honours after averaging 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.[4] Three games into the 2010–11 season,[5] he suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon rupture.[6]

Between 2012 and 2016, Petrie played for the Adelaide 36ers.[3] He helped the 36ers reach the 2014 NBL Grand Final series, where they lost 2–1 to the Perth Wildcats.[7]

Between 2016 and 2018, Petrie played for the Brisbane Bullets.[3] On 31 December 2016, he was ruled out of the rest of the 2016–17 NBL season with a left knee injury.[8] He damaged the same knee again during the 2017–18 season[9] and subsequently had one last knee operation in November 2017 to see him through the season.[10] He retired from the NBL in February 2018.[10][11]

State Leagues

Petrie debuted in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) in 2003 with the Canberra Gunners, helping the team win the East Conference title.[12] He played four more seasons with the Gunners between 2005 and 2008.[3] In 2006 and 2007, he was the SEABL East MVP, and was a three-time All-SEABL East Team honouree.[13]

In 2010, Petrie played for the Northside Wizards of the Queensland Basketball League (QBL). In 2012, he had a one-game stint in the SEABL with the Brisbane Spartans, and in 2013 he played for the North Adelaide Rockets in the Central ABL.[3]

In 2019, Petrie played for the Gold Coast Rollers in the QBL. He returned to the Rollers in 2021, now playing in the rebranded NBL1 North.[3]

National team

Petrie first played for Australia in the 2002 Oceania Under 22 Championships, leading the team in scoring.[14] His first Australian Boomers call-up came just shy of his 30th birthday, with Petrie playing against China in the 2013 Sino-Australia Challenge. This led to selection in the Boomers team for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship.[14]

Coaching career

In December 2021, Petrie was appointed head coach of the Gold Coast Rollers for the 2022 NBL1 North season.[15] He guided the team to the championship.[16][17] He was named the NBL1 North Men's Coach of the Year for the 2023 season.[18]

Personal life

Petrie and his wife Sarah have four children.[10] Sarah (née Berry) is a former Canberra Capitals championship player.[19][20]

Petrie completed his Bachelor of Education degree at ACU's Canberra Campus.[2]


  1. ^ Teuma, Sean (15 September 2017). "Petrie back on court for Bullets". Archived from the original on 18 January 2022. The pre-season competition proved to be a vital stepping stone for Tenterfield-born Anthony Petrie...
  2. ^ a b Constantinou, Menios. "Jumping at the chances life has given him". Archived from the original on 18 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Anthony Petrie". Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Homicide wins MVP at NBL awards night". 19 March 2010. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Player statistics for Anthony Petrie – 2010/11". NBL. Archived from the original on 18 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Petrie loss leaves hole in Blaze roster". Basketball Queensland. 3 November 2010. Archived from the original on 18 January 2022.
  7. ^ "GF Report: Perth thrash 36ers, claim sixth title". 13 April 2014. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014.
  8. ^ Monteverde, Marco (31 December 2016). "Brisbane Bullets NBL star Anthony Petrie out for the season with a knee injury". Archived from the original on 18 January 2022.
  9. ^ Davis, Greg (23 November 2017). "Anthony Petrie tips healthy Bullets to rebound and make NBL charge". Archived from the original on 18 January 2022.
  10. ^ a b c Pike, Chris (17 February 2018). "Petrie proud to leave no stone unturned in NBL career". Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  11. ^ Dutton, Chris (16 February 2018). "Anthony Petrie to retire and end journey from Canberra Gunners to NBL". Archived from the original on 30 October 2022. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  12. ^ "The Big Q&A with Gold Coast Rollers star Anthony Petrie". 12 May 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2022. I played SEABL with the Canberra Gunners and we won the championship but I had a really bad ankle injury.
  13. ^ "SEABL All Time Award Winners" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Anthony Petrie". Archived from the original on 23 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Congratulations Anthony Petrie, officially announced as the NBL1 Gold Coast Rollers Men's Head Coach for the 2022 season". 14 December 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  16. ^ "NBL1 North Recap | Men's Grand Final Game 2". 27 August 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  17. ^ "GOLD COAST CROWNED NBL1 NORTH CHAMPIONS". 27 August 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  18. ^ "Coach of the Year". 17 July 2023. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  19. ^ Dutton, Chris (19 July 2012). "Petrie's curse strikes the Blaze". Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  20. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (21 September 2015). "Adelaide 36er Anthony Petrie lauds NBL TV deal, hopes WNBL can follow suit". Retrieved 18 January 2022.

External links

  • Brisbane Bullets player profile
  • NBL stats
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Australia squad2013 FIBA Oceania Championship – Gold medal
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