Werribee Devils will enter a new era with freshly appointed coach Warren Estcourt at the helm.

After an exhaustive interview process, the Devils offered Estcourt the coaching position of the men’s championship team, locking him away until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Estcourt has vast experience coaching in Victorian basketball.

He has driven Big V programs at state championship level teams Diamond Valley Eagles, Sherbrooke Suns and Bulleen Boomers.

Estcourt clocked up five seasons each with the Eagles and the Suns.

He has also been involved at the next level as an assistant coach with Dandenong Rangers in the Women’s National Basketball League.

He played a key role in the Rangers 2012 national championship-winning team.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the state championship men’s team at Werribee and to play a part in assisting the club in developing our local athletes,” Estcourt said.

Werribee Basketball Association business manager Andrew Summerville says Estcourt will not only lead the men’s championship team, but take a holistic approach within the organisation to help identify talent from a young age.

Summerville says Estcourt’s knowledge and experience at state championship level was a determining factor in his appointment.

“Warren is a very professional, detailed and organised coach who has been around the Big V a very long time,” Summerville said.

“Our program is heading in a new direction and we believe under the leadership of Warren our men’s team will achieve great things.

“Warren has already been watching Devils junior teams and will work closely with our youth league coach Dion Jewell to ensure there is a pathway from juniors to seniors.”

A level 2 accredited coach, Estcourt was assistant coach of the Vic Metro under-18 women’s team for three years and head coach of the Victorian under 20 women’s program.

He replaces former coach Mike Czepil.