Miguel Ortega, the mastermind behind the Caledonia Gladiators’ remarkable run, has clinched the Women’s British Basketball League Coach of the Month title for the first time this season, solidifying his status as one of the top coaches in the league.

Ortega’s coaching prowess has propelled the Gladiators to an impressive 4-0 record domestically, showcasing their dominance both at home and on the road. The team has achieved an extraordinary 37-point average advantage per game, a testament to the Spaniard’s strategic acumen.

Last season, Ortega steered the Gladiators to a commendable second-place finish in the league – picking up the WBBL Coach of the Year, setting the stage for even greater accomplishments in the current campaign, with the side currently sitting top of the league with a 4-0 record.

The Gladiators’ success extends beyond the borders of the UK, with an impressive 5-1 record in European action. This outstanding performance secured a coveted spot in the EuroCup Women Playoffs, a historic achievement that marks the Gladiators as the first Scottish women’s team to advance in European competition. Ortega’s ability to navigate the complexities of international play reflects his strategic versatility and commitment to elevating Scottish women’s basketball on the global stage.

As the Gladiators’ head coach, Miguel Ortega continues to guide the team toward new heights, setting new standards in both domestic and European competitions. His recognition as the WBBL Coach of the Month is a well-deserved accolade, acknowledging his contributions to the Gladiators’ season so far.

Next up, Gladiators take on Cardiff Met Archers at home in their fifth domestic fixture. Get your tickets HERE!