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Ioannis Kastritis (alternate spelling: Giannis) (Greek: Ιωάννης Καστρίτης; born April 4, 1982) is a Greek former basketball player and professional basketball coach, who is currently working as the head coach of Iraklis Thessaloniki.

Ioannis Kastritis
Iraklis
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1982-04-04) April 4, 1982 (age 37)
Patras, Greece
NationalityGreek
Coaching career2005–present
Career history
As coach:
2005–2006Apollon Patras (Cadets, Juniors)
2006–2008Olympiada Patras (assistant)
2008–2009Apoloniada
2009–2012Arkadikos (assistant)
2012–2016Arkadikos
2016–2017Aries Trikala
2017–2018Kymis
2018–presentGreece Under-19
2018–2019Aris
2019–presentIraklis
Career highlights and awards
As head coach

Coaching careerEdit

ClubsEdit

Kastritis played basketball with G.S. Arkadias, Arkadikos and Panachaiki before starting his basketball coaching career as an assistant in Apoloniada. He was the assistant coach of Yannis Christopoulos at Olympiada Patras, in the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.

From 2009 to 2012, he was the assistant coach in Arkadikos. In 2012, he became the head coach of the club.[1] With Arkadikos, he won a league promotion to the Greek Basket League, after finishing 2nd in the 2014–15 Greek A2 Basket League season. In the same year, he was voted as the coach of the season in the A2 Division, and he became the youngest coach to lead a team to a Greek Basket League promotion.

On August 24, 2016, he was appointed by Aries Trikala, as the head coach of the team.[2] Kastritis led the team to the best season of their history, as they finished in 10th place in the league, with a 10–16 record.

On May 2, 2017, Kastritis was appointed as the head coach of the Greek Basket League club Kymis.[3] On November 25, 2018, Kastritis resigned from his position, after a string of negative results, and despite his successful 2017–18 campaign with the club.

National teamsEdit

Kastritis was the head coach of the Greek Under-19 national team, at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, in which Greece finished in 10th place.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Προπονητής στον ΣΕΦΑ ο Γιάννης Καστρίτης!". contraepithesi.gr. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  2. ^ "Giannis Kastritis is Trikala's new coach". a1basket.gr. Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  3. ^ "Giannis Kastritis will coach Kymis BC next season". sportando.com. Archived from the original on 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-02-05.

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