Romeo "Meo" Sacchetti (born August 20, 1953) is an Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is currently a head coach for the Italian national basketball team and for Vanoli Basket of the Italian Serie A.

Romeo Sacchetti
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Sacchetti, as head coach of Dinamo Sassari.
Guerino Vanoli Basket
PositionHead coach
LeagueLBA
Personal information
Born (1953-08-20) August 20, 1953 (age 66)
Altamura, Italy
NationalityItalian
Listed height6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)
Listed weight247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
Playing career1973–1992
PositionPower forward
Coaching career1996–present
Career history
As player:
1973–1976Libertas Asti
1976–1979Sporting Club Gira
1979–1984Auxilium Torino
1984–1992Pallacanestro Varese
As coach:
1996–1998Auxilium Torino
1998–2001Libertas Asti
2001–2002Celana Bergamo
2002–2005Castelletto Ticino
2005–2006Fabriano Basket
2006–2007Castelletto Ticino
2007–2008Orlandina Basket
2008–2009Pallacanestro Udine
2009–2015Dinamo Sassari
2016–2017Enel Brindisi
2017–presentVanoli Basket
2017–presentItaly
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Standing at a height of 1.99 m (6 ft. 6​12 in.), he played as a power forward. He won the silver medal with his national team at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow.

Playing careerEdit

Club playing careerEdit

At the club level, Sacchetti played for the Italian teams Saclà Asti, Fernet Tonic Bologna (1976–1979, also known as Amaro Harrys Bologna, in Serie A2 in the 1976–77 season), Grimaldi Torino (1979–1984, also known as Berloni Torino), and Ciao Crem Varese (1984–1991, also known as Divarese Varese and Ranger Varese).[1]

Italian national teamEdit

Sacchetti was a member of the senior men's Italian national basketball team. With Italy's senior national team, he won a silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. He also won a gold medal at the EuroBasket 1983, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1985.

He also played at the 1984 Summer Olympics, and at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

Coaching careerEdit

ClubsEdit

Sacchetti began his coaching career in 1996. While he was the head coach of Dinamo Sassari, he was named the Italian League Coach of the Year in 2012. He won the Italian Cup in 2014 and 2015. He also won the Italian Supercup in 2014, and the Italian League championship in 2015.

Italian senior national teamEdit

In 2017, he was named the head coach of the senior men's Italian national basketball team.[2]

PersonalEdit

Sacchetti's son, Brian Sacchetti, is a professional basketball player. Sacchetti coached his son Brian, while Brian was a player of Dinamo Sassari.

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