COACH NUNO RODRIGUESHead Coach
Coach Rodrigues joined Rockets after spells in Angola as Head Coach & Youth Coordinator at Clube Desportivo de Agosto. Prior to that, he led Sport Clube Lusitânia in his native Portugal whilst he has also spent time as Technical Coordinator and Head Coach at Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
MICHAEL GAYLE (C)Point Guard
Veteran guard Michael Gayle brings a wealth of BBL experience to our roster having played for the Birmingham Knights and Worcester Wolves, alongside a spell at German outfit Wolfenbuettel Herzoge, in his illustrious playing career.
Nathan has spent time playing in the BBL with Worcester Wolves as well as a stint abroad in Italy. Having come through the youth ranks at the Rockets, we are delighted to have him back and part of the club!
FAARIS MUGHALShooting Guard
The 6’1 shooting guard has been with the Rockets since the age of 13 and has been playing with our National League youth sides from Under 14s to Under 18s prior to joining our first-team roster for 2021/22.
JORDAN DAWESPoint Guard
Jordan has been at the club since he was 14 years old, representing all ages before going to the Sportsquest Academy in Richmond, Virginia, in the US. On his return to the UK, he attended Loughborough University where he played for Loughborough Riders. He has played for Leicester Riders, Birmingham Knights and Worcester Wolves in the BBL. He is also a member of the UK Armed Forces Basketball Squad.
GATLUAK 'MIKE' THIEPCenter
The 7'0" center grew up in Birmingham and returned to the city after spells in Japan, Spain and Northern Ireland, along with a pre lockdown stint in the BBL with Surrey Scorchers.
VASILE PIRVUPower Forward
Vasile has been with us since 2019 and played an important role last season as we gained promotion from Division 3. The 6’6 forward is also a former under 16 Romanian youth international.
LOUIS ROGERSON-EVANSShooting Guard
Louis joins us on the back of a short stint with NBL Division 1 side Liverpool in 2019/20. The 6’3 shooting guard has BBL experience, having played for Cheshire Phoenix in the 2016/17 season.
THEO TURNERSmall Forward
Theo earned a partial scholarship to play for at the Orme School of Arizona for the Orme Warriors where he graduated in 2011. Upon returning to the UK, Theo went on to play for the Met Lions in London.
STEPHANOS KONTOPYRGOSSmall Forward
Steph is a former Cyprus youth international and has been playing for the Rockets since 2017. During that time has become an integral part of the team, leading us to promotion last season with his exceptional three-point shooting.
MILES MOOREShooting Guard
The 6’5 shooting guard came through the ranks at Coventry Tornadoes before completing a year at Charnwood Academy, which is linked to the Leicester Riders' programme.
MATT GASKELLShooting Guard
Matt has been involved with the Rockets since he was 14 years old. He went on to represent Anglia Ruskin University for three years before joining up with Coach Douglas' side for 2021/22.
Our men’s first team compete in NBL Division 2 North and are an important element of the club’s planning as we look ahead. Coach Paul Douglas will lead the team this season alongside Assistant Coach Steve Dudley.