Ian Mischefski (Taranaki) | 2017

Ian Mischefski has been involved in basketball in the Taranaki region since the 1980’s.  During this time he has been a player, committee member, referee, coach, President for New Plymouth Basketball Association, and a radio and TV commentator for local stations.  Mischefski also has history as the Director of the Taranaki NZ NBL team when they were known as the BP Bears (now called the MountainAirs).

Mischefski’s passion for basketball has seen him bring his skills and love of the game to Special Olympics New Zealand.  As a basketball coach for Special Olympics North Taranaki team, he attended two National Games, two Trans-Tasman Games and many regional events.  He was also selected as a coach for the New Zealand Special Olympics Basketball Team which competed at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.