Mark Worthington has confirmed he will not coach the South West Slammers men’s team in 2022. The Boomers legend, who also played 335 NBL games between 2005 and 2017, made the announcement last night during the club’s 2021 wind up presentation in Bunbury, although he will still remain involved with the Slammers. “The board have been informed that I will be stepping down as coach next year — but I am not stepping away from the club,” he said. “I have recently been appointed as a board member, so I will have a bigger voice across the entire club and the direction we want it to go. “We (the board) are very strong and firm on where we want to go with this. “We have full faith in the people who are still in both men’s and women’s programs, as we think we have the right people moving forward. “And we’re excited to see all aspects of the club grow into the future, so everyone who has part of the journey over the past two years while I’ve been coaching, I thank you.” As a player, Worthington was equally as driven, being selected four times in the All-NBL first team. He also took out NBL Rookie of the Year back in 2006.