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Evgeny Yakovlevich Gomelsky (Russian: Евгений Яковлевич Гомельский; 26 December 1938) is a Russian former professional basketball coach. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2010.[1]

Evgeny Gomelsky
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Gomelsky, in 2011.
Personal information
Born(1938-12-26)26 December 1938
Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
NationalitySoviet / Russian
Coaching career1961–2000
Career history
As player:
1954Spartak Leningrad
As coach:
1961–1963Dynamo Volgograd Youth
1963–1968Dynamo Volgograd
1973–1978Dynamo Moscow Women
1985–1992, 1994–1995Dynamo Moscow
1986–1988Soviet Union Women (assistant)
1988–1991Soviet Union Women
1992Unified Team Women
1992–1994Elitzur Holon Women
1993Israel Women
1993–1995, 1998–2000Russia Women
1995–1996Godella Women
Career highlights and awards
As a head coach
  • Honored Coach of the Russian SSR (1967)
  • Honored Coach of the USSR (1977)
  • Russian Women's Basketball Coach of the Year (1998)
  • Contributor to Russian Basketball (2008)
FIBA Hall of Fame as coach

Personal lifeEdit

Gomelsky's older brother, Alexander,[2][3] was also a well-known basketball coach, and his nephew, Vladimir, also worked as a basketball player and coach.


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