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Kostas Keramidas

Legendary Coach for Greek Basketball as he Coached both Men’s and Women’s National Team of Greece. As Head Coach of the Women’s Team he led Greece to a historical 4th Place in Europeans Finals ( Prague, 2017) &  the 9th Place in World Cup Finals ( Spain, 2018).

2020- Present – Head Coach of VBW CEKK Cegled (Eurocup & Hungarian Top Division)

2021 – Qualified to Eurocup Top-16 with the lowest Budget from the Group ( Hatay, Spartak Moscow, Adana) 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO

College of Kinesiology, M.Sc. in Psychomotor Learning, 1991

UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE

Department of Physical Education,B.Sc.in Physical Education,specialization in coaching,1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

COACHING

WOMEN’ S BASKETBALL:

NATIONAL TEAM OF GREECE- HEAD COACH

  •  2015-2019

  • 4th Place in European Finals! Legendary success for Greece, as it is the best position in Greek Basketball History( Prague, 2017) 
  • Qualified for the World Cup in Spain 2018
  • 9th Place in World Cup! The best position ever in Greek Basketball History (Spain, 2018)

SONY ATHINAIKO S, B.C.

  • Head Coach, Divisio n A1, May 2013 

  • AMERICAN UNIVERSI TY, WASHINGTON , D.C.   Assistant Coach, September 2013

SOLNA VIKING S (Sweden-Damligan)

  • Head Coach, Divisio n A1, 2012-2013 (position2nd ) ASTERAS EXARHEION

  • Head Coach , Division A1, 2011-2012

  • Head Coach , Division A1, 2007-2008

  • Head Coach, Division A1, 1999-2001

AO SPORTING

  • Head Coach, Division A2, 2010-2011

PANATHINAIKO S, B. C.

  • Head Coach, Division A1, 2008 2010 ESPE RIDES, B.C.

  • Head Coach, Division A1, 2002-2003, Winners of the Greek Cup NATIONAL TEAM OF GREECE

  • Head Coach, Mediterranean Games, 2001 NATIONAL TEAM OF GREECE (U21 )

    Konstantinos Keramidas

  • Head Coach, 1999-2000

ACADEMIA 75, B.C.

  • Head Coach, Division A1, 1997-1999, Qualified to the Final Eight of Roncceti Cup

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AGIA PARASKEVI, B. C.

  • Head Coach, Division A2, 1996-1997

 

MEN’ S BASKETBA LL:

MAROUSI BASKETBALL CLUB

  •     Ermis Agias-Larisas in  Greece A2  – 2019- Present
  • Head Coach, 2014 – 2019

AGIA PARASKEVI

  • Head Coach, Division A2, 2009-2010

AIGALEO B.C.

  • Head Coach , Division A1, 2008 -2009

  • Head Coach, Division A2, 2004-2006 (team went to A1 at end of season)

APOLLON PATRAS B. C.

  • Head Coach, Division A1, 2006- 2007

NATIONAL TEAM OF GREECE

  • Assistant Coach, Gold Medal in European Championship, Belgrade, 2005

  • NATIONAL TEAM OF GREECE (U21 )
  • Assistant Coach, Silver Medal in World Championship, Argentina, 2005

  • DOUKAS, B.C.Head Coach, Division A2, 2005

    Konstantinos Keramidas

IONIKOS, B.C.

  • Assistant Coach, Division A1, 2003-2004

MAROUSI, B.C.

  • Assistant Coach, Division A1, 2001-2003

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TEACHING

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, OFFICE OF PHYSICA L EDUCATION , ATHENS

  • Administrator of Basketball, 2007-present

KOSTEAS GITONA S HIGHSCHOOL , AT HEN S

  • Basketball Instructor, 1994-2006

COLLEGE OF SPORTS SCIENCES , ATHENS

  • Lecturer (in English) on Basketball Theory, 1999-2004

UNIVE RSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

  • Teaching Assistant, 1989-1992

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL

  • Internship under the supervision of Co ach Dean Smith , 1993

PUBLICATIONS

  • P. Metaxas K. Keramidas: The Science of Basketball, Athens, Salto Press, 1989

  • P. Metaxas K. Keramidas: Basketball Skills and Drills, Athens, Synthronos Press, 1998

  • P. Metaxas K. Keramidas: Basketball Skills and Drills Vol. 2, Athens, Synthronos Press, 1999

LICENSES/MEMBERSHIPS

Konstantinos Keramidas

  • Member of the Greek Basketball Coaches Association (G . B.C .A) since 1989

  • Licensed Coach at t he highest level, Class A, therefore able to coach anywhere in Europe

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  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the World Basketball Championship in Athens, 1998 and the European Basketball Championship in Athens, 1987

AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Solna Vikings, Sweden-Damligan Championship silver medalists; it should be noted that this was the first time Solna Vikings Women’s had a Head Coach that was not Swedish and that they had not qualified for the Finals since 2005

 

 

FULL GAMES: 

(2017) – European Championships Quarterfinals :  Greece vs Turkey – Greece won 84-55 and qualified to the Semifinals

(2017) – European Championships Qualification Game to QF : Greece vs Russia (62-58) – Qualified to Quarterfinals

(2017) – European Championships – Greece vs Serbia – Greece won against the favorites (69-60)

World Cup 2018 – Greece vs Korea – Greece won (58-48) and qualified to Second Round

Eurocup 2021 – Hatay vs VBW CEKK Cegled –  Cegled won and kicked out of the competition the hosts of the bubble, Hatay (66-85)

Qualified to to Top-16

 

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