Chris Caird

Christopher William C. Caird (born 26 May 1989) is an English basketball coach and former member of the Great Britain men's national basketball team.[1][2]

Christopher Caird
PositionHead coach
League1. deild karla
Personal information
Born (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 32)
Daventry, England
Listed height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
Playing career2007–2018
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number13, 25
Coaching career2018–present
Career history
As player:
2007–2010FSu Basket
2015–2016FSu Basket
As coach:
2018Tindastóll (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach:


Caird played college basketball for Drake University from 2013 to 2015.[3]


Caird first senior games came during the 2007-2008 season as a member of FSu Basket. He played for FSu until 2010 when he move to the United States to attend college. He returned to FSu in 2015 and averaged 19.4 points and 7.4 rebounds for the club during the 2015-2016 Úrvalsdeild season. However, a hip injury that required surgery cut his season short and he was unable to prevent FSu from being relegated back to Division I[4]

After the season, Caird signed with Tindastóll.[5] Despite being hobbled by injuries, he was named to the Úrvalsdeild All-first team for the first half of the 2016-2017 season.[6] In January 2018 he was forced to retire as a player due to persistent knee injury and was subsequently hired as an assistant coach to Tindastóll men's basketball team.[7]

In May 2018, Caird was hired as the head coach of Selfoss-Basket.[8] On 22 November he returned to the court with Selfoss, playing 23 minutes and scoring 18 points against Höttur.[9]

Awards, titles and accomplishmentsEdit


  1. ^ "Former Tiger Chris Caird added to Great Britain National Team roster". 5 August 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Caird's improbable path to international basketball". 2 December 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Chris Caird's Long Road to Drake". KCCI-TV. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (6 February 2016). "Caird ekki meira með FSu vegna meiðsla". Ví (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. ^ Tómas Þór Þórðarson (15 December 2016). "Chris Caird: "Ég elska íslenska lífstílinn"". Ví (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  6. ^ Tómas Þór Þórðarson (7 February 2017). "Chris Caird frá keppni næstu vikurnar". Ví (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  7. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (8 January 2018). "Caird hættur að spila - Aðstoðar Israel Martin út tímabilið". Ví (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Chris Caird tekur við þjálfun Selfoss Körfu". (in Icelandic). 6 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Leikur: Höttur 80 - 97 Selfoss". (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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