Páll Kolbeinsson

Páll Hermann Kolbeinsson (born 17 April 1964) is an Icelandic former basketball player and coach, and a former member of the Icelandic national team. He was named the Icelandic Basketball Player of the Year and Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year in 1990, the same year he won the Icelandic championship with KR. He played college basketball for University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.[1]

Personal information
Born (1964-04-17) 17 April 1964 (age 57)
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Career information
CollegeWisconsin–Oshkosh
(1984–1985, 1986–1989)
Playing career1981–1998
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1990–2010
Career history
As player:
1981–1984KR
1985–1986KR
1989–1992KR
1992–1996Tindastóll
1998Tindastóll
As coach:
1990–1991KR
1994–1996Tindastóll
1997–1998Tindastóll
2009–2010KR
Career highlights and awards
Career Úrvalsdeild karla playing statistics
Points2,078 (8.8 ppg)
Games236
Career coaching record
Úrvalsdeild karla72–62 (.537)

Coaching careerEdit

Páll was hired as a player-coach for KR in 1990 and guided the team to the Icelandic Basketball Cup in 1991. He later served as a player-coach for Tindastóll. In 2010, he was hired as the head coach of KR.[2] He stepped down as head coach following KR's loss to Snæfell in the semi-finals of the Úrvalsdeild playoffs on 15 April 2010.[3]

National teamEdit

Páll played 43 games for the Icelandic national team from 1986 to 1992.[4]

Awards, titles and accomplishmentsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

TitlesEdit

AccomplishmentsEdit

Úrvalsdeild assists leader: 1990

Personal lifeEdit

Páll is the son of former Icelandic national team player Kolbeinn Pálsson.[5] His aunt, Vigdís Pálsdóttir, played handball for Valur.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doug Zellmer (7 November 1986). "Foreign touch benefits Titan hopeful". The Oshkosh Northwestern. p. 13. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ Ómar Þorgeirsson (4 June 2009). "Páll Kolbeinsson ráðinn þjálfari Íslandsmeistara KR í körfubolta". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (15 April 2010). "Páll hættur að þjálfa KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  4. ^ "A-landslið". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Páll einn þeirra bestu". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 11 January 1983. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Árangurinn er félögum mínum mest að þakka". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 14 January 1967. Retrieved 10 January 2021.

External linksEdit

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