Pétur Már Sigurðsson

Pétur Már Sigurðsson (born 15 April 1978) is an Icelandic professional basketball coach and a former player. He is currently the head coach of Vestri of the Icelandic 1. deild karla and the Icelandic women's national under-20 basketball team. He is the former head coach of the Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Stjarnan and former assistant coach of the Icelandic men's national basketball team. He coached the men's national team during the 2013 Games of the Small States of Europe in the absence of Peter Öqvist. The team finished third with two wins and two losses.[1]

Pétur Már Sigurðsson
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Pétur Már Sigurðsson in 2004 as a member of KFÍ basketball club.
Vestri
PositionHead coach
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1978-04-15) 15 April 1978 (age 43)
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1994–2018
PositionGuard / Forward
Number10
Coaching career2009–present
Career history
As player:
1994–1996Valur
1996–2000KFÍ
2000–2001Valur
2001–2002Þór Akureyri
2002–2003Skallagrímur
2003–2005KFÍ
2005–2008Skallagrímur
2008–2011Laugdælir
2011–2012Bolungarvík
2013–2014Afturelding
2014Fjölnir
2014–2015Afturelding
2015–2016KFÍ-b
2018Vestri-b
As coach:
2009–2011Laugdælir (Men's)
2011–2013KFÍ (Men's)
2011–2013KFÍ (Women's)
2011–2014Iceland (Men's, assistant)
2013Iceland (Men's)
2013–2015Fjölnir (Women's)
2015–2016Stjarnan (Men's, assistant)
2016–2019Stjarnan (women's)
2018–2019Iceland U-20 (Women's)
2019–presentVestri (Men's)
2020–2021Vestri (Women's)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

CareerEdit

Pétur helped Skallagrímur reach the 2006 Úrvalsdeild finals, scoring 21 points in the fourth and deciding game against defending champions Keflavík in the semi-finals.[2][3] In the finals, Skallagrímur lost 1-3 to Njarðvík.[4][5]

Pétur turned became a player-coach for Laugdælir in 2009.[6] In 2010 he led them to a perfect 16-0 season, while also going 5-0 in the playoffs,[7] the Division II championship and promotion to Division I. Despite not fielding a foreign player, his squad managed to stave of relegation during the 2010–2011 Division I season and reach the final eight of the Icelandic Basketball Cup.[8] After the season Pétur was hired as the head coach of KFÍ. In his first season he led KFÍ's men's to the Division I championship and promotion to the Úrvalsdeild karla, while also reaching the final four in the Icelandic Basketball Cup where they lost to eventual champions Keflavík.[9] After a 10th-place finish in the 2011-2012 season, where the club staved off relegation with a victory in their last game, Pétur left KFÍ when his contract was not renewed.[10][11]

In May 2015, Pétur was hired as an assistant coach to Stjarnan men's team.[12] In 2016, Stjarnan hired him as the head coach of the women's team[13] On 13 February 2019, Pétur Már guided Stjarnan women's team to the Icelandic Cup finals for the first time in the club's history, after a 103-82 victory against Breiðablik in the semi-finals.[14]

In June 2019, the board of Stjarnan announced that it would withdraw the women's team from the Úrvalsdeild kvenna and register it for the second-tier 1. deild kvenna instead due to several key players leaving the team. Shortly later, Pétur left the team and signed with Vestri.[15][16]

In June 2021, Pétur guided Vestri back to the Úrvalsdeild after the team defeated Hamar in the 1. deild promotion finals.[17] In July 2021 he left his post as head coach of Vestri's women's team to fully focus on coaching the men's team.[18]

National team recordEdit

Pétur coached the men's national team during the 2013 Games of the Small States of Europe. The team finished third with two wins and two losses.[19][20]

Year Games Wins Losses %
2013 4 2 2 50%
Career 4 2 2 50%

On 1 December 2018, Pétur was announced as the head coach of the Icelandic women's national under-20 basketball team.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Smáþjóðaleikar · Silfur og brons". Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  2. ^ ""Nutum þess að spila"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). April 7, 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ Elvar Þórólfsson, Sigurður (April 7, 2006). "Skallagrímur með bar- áttu og ákefð að vopni". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Vörnin okkar var yndisleg". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). April 18, 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ Þórólfsson, Sigurður Elvar (April 18, 2006). "Njarðvík í vígamóð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Pétur Már frá Skallagrími". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). April 30, 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ "2. deild karla (2010 Tímabil) - Laugdælir". KKI.is. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Borga æfingagjöld". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). December 14, 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. ^ Hilmarsson, Guðmundur (February 28, 2012). ""Leikmenn mínir hafa lagt á sig gríðarlega vinnu"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  10. ^ Jónsson, Kristján (March 18, 2013). ""Ég treysti þessum strákum"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Pétur hættir með KFÍ". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). March 20, 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Pétur Már ráðinn aðstoðarþjálfari Stjörnunar". fusijama.tv (in Icelandic). 26 May 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Stjarnan ræður nýjan þjálfara". Karfan.is. 3 May 2016.
  14. ^ Valur Páll Eiríksson (13 February 2019). "Stjarnan í bikarúrslit í fyrsta sinn". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Pétur ráðinn þjálfari Vestra". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 24 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  16. ^ Sturla Stígsson (24 June 2019). "Pétur Már á Jakann". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  17. ^ Helgi Hrafn Ólafsson (12 June 2021). "Vestri á leið í úrvalsdeild karla – Ísfirðingar unnu Hamarsmenn í leik 4". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Dimitris Zacharias tekur við Vestra". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 16 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Smáþjóðaleikar · Silfur og brons". Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  20. ^ A landslið kvarla - Úrslit
  21. ^ "Yngri landslið KKÍ - Þjálfarar yngri liða næsta sumar og æfingahópar þeirra fyrir jólin". kki.is (in Icelandic). 1 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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