National Team Coaches

Akis Konstantinou

Date of birth: 13 January, 1971   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Apollon BC

Alexis Zahariou

Date of birth: 30 August, 1976   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Keravnos Strovolou

Christoforos Leivadiotis

Date of birth: 07 February, 1980   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Keravnos Strovolou

Head Coach Christoforos Leivadiotis is among teh few local Head Coaches to win continouous titles for four concecutive seasons with three different teams (ETHA Engomis 1 double, 1 championship as Assistant Coach, and 1 Cyprus Cup as Head Coach 2014-2015, while with the team of  APOEL won the championship in teh season 2013-2014.

He is a hard working coach and loves the tactics and the touhg defensive strategies. He is among the few Head Coaches in Cyprus to follow a number of international seminars as he lives to coach basketball....

Christos Stylianides

Date of birth: 03 May, 1968   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Keravnos Strovolou (W)

Christos Stylianides, the Cypriot Gallis as his nickname was while being an active player, consider being the best point guard in the modern History of Cyprus. He is the only player won champions with all the teams played (ENAD, Keravnos Strovolou) the specific record van be balanced only by one player, Giorgos Anastasiadis if his current team (Etha Engomis) finally wins the title.
 
Christos has another record, he is the only player who right after the end of his career as a player he became a Head Coach continue to win titles (APOEL Nicosia) after only three years coaching.
The 43 years old “young” Head Coach won as a player five champion leagues with three different teams and one Cyprus Cup. As a head coach he won the 2008-2009 title with the team of APOEL Nicosia while from 2008 is the Head Coach of the Cyprus National Team after spending two years as an assistant coach to Predrag Benacek.
 
This year (8/4/2011) the Cyprus Federation renewed his contract for another one year. During his time in the National Team of Cyprus, the years 2009 and 2010 nothing serious happened as for the Eurobasket Qualifiers The Cyprus National team succeeded three victories while lost five times, and with a record of 3-5 came out third out of Five teams with Belarus coming first with a record of 7-1 and Switzerland coming second with a record of 5-3.
 
Christos Stylianides basically used (for Eurobasket 2009 qualifiers) all and all five players with Panagiotis Trisokkas of Keravnos, Aris Korononides of Apollon Patras, and Alexis Liatsos of AEL Limassol nearly playing 30-32 minutes, while Antreas Pilavas of Keravnos, and Jo-Jo Garcia of Keravnos were playing around 27 minutes per game.
 
The greatest moment for Christos Stylianides as a head Coach of the Cyprus team came in the 13th Games of small States of Europe, in June 2009, the Cyprus National Team won the gold medal unbeaten and after thrashing the teams of Luxemburg 80-57, the team of Iceland 87-54, the San Marino NT 86-53, the Maltese NT 69-55 and the Andorra NT with 91-70 having as a top scorer the usual suspect, Panagiotis Trisokkas with 13.4ppg, followed by Koronides with 12ppg, Jo-Jo Garcia and Kounas with 10ppg each and Anastasiadis with 8ppg in his last games with the Cyprus NT jersey. The games were not to be criticized as the National teams who came in Cyprus were of a very low quality. In any case Stylianides had a perfect record of 5-0.
 
In his next attempt, Christos Stylianides for the Eurobasket 2011 qualifiers at this stage the Cyprus National Team is (currently) at the last spot of the board after losing from all its opponents quite easily, from Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, the team of Cyprus was simply thrashed with 43 and 27 points respectively while from the team of Switzerland lost the only home court game until now, Cyprus NT lost by 67-70.
 
In the qualifiers of the Eurobasket 2011, the captain of the National Team and one of the top performers in the Cyprus League, Giorgos Anastasiadis was not present as he decided to give space to younger players and retired, so Coach Stylianides used in the three games of this first round of the qualifiers the following players:  Panagiotis Trisokkas of Keravnos Strovolou with an average of 32 minutes per game, followed by Andreas Sizopoulos who was playing for around 25 minutes per game, and followed by the biggest surprise of the National Team of Cyprus the last decade the young player of Keravnos Strovolou Christopher Razis who had no real time in the league due to the so many foreigners but he was the top performer of the NT with as many as 10 points per game, 2.4 assists per game, 2 rebounds and 1 steal per game in the three games played.
 
All and all the record of Christos Stylianides as a Head Coach of the Cyprus NT is currently 8-8. Within the next months this record will either be better or much worst as the three games in Cyprus and away will be quite decisive for the future of the specific National team members.
 
Stylianidis took over Keravnos Women's team on the fall of 2013 and he remain there until the end of teh season where he took over the men's team replacing the Greek Head Coach Thanassis Skourtopoulos who was not only unsusefull but actually brought back the Strovolos team at least three decades... Stylianidis lost the semi finals from Apoel with 3-2 but he was promoted as the Head Coach for the season 2014-2015 to take over the team and actually manage it from the early begining in teh after Trisokkas era...
 

Darrin Fowlkes

Date of birth: 25 January, 1967   |   Nationality: Cypriot - American   |   Coach of: ETHA Engomis

A complete offensive player, with range for the 3 pt shots too; he plays both forward postions, and knows how to rebound and to defend, even in the paint.

He begun his proffesional career (as a basketball player) in Finland but after two seasons in Kotki he joined forces with the Cyprus league and Etha Engomis, back into 1997 where he remained and played in sevent different teams.

Since the Summer of 2010 where he stopped his career as a player (he was 43) he started his coaching career, first in APOEL where he remained for one season (2010-2011), then in Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD (2011-2012) and the season 2012-2013 as an assistant Coach of Kyriakos Adamou in the team that actually brought him in Cyprus, Etha Engomis.

He is married to a Cyprus woman and has two children

Dimitris Papadopoulos

Date of birth: 15 August, 1966   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: Apollon BC

 The Greek Head Coach Dimitris Papadopoulso took over at the beggining of September 2015 after the management of Apollon Limassol split ways with the veteran American Head Coach Lionel Garrett. 

The experience Head Coach was coaching the Greek A2 team of Doxa Lefkadas for nearly two years where he manage very well.

Dimitris Papadopoulos born August 15, 1966 in Greece also known by his nickname "The Doctor", is a retired Greek professional basketball player. He played for Iraklis BC. Dimitris Papadopoulos and Lefteris Kakiousis were the key players of the team. He was a Greek Cup finalist in 1994. Papadopoulos is the 2nd scorer, the 1st rebounder, the 1st in 3 points and the 3rd player in participations in Iraklis BC history. [1] He also played for AEK Athens BC. He was a member of the Greek National Squad that won the silver medal at the Eurobasket 1989. He also won the 6th place in the 1990 FIBA World Championship.

 

He was also the coach of Apollon Patras BC during the 2008-2009 period but he started there at the mid season of 2007-2008. 

Giorgos Papares

Date of birth: 01 January, 1970   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM U16

Giorgos Skarafingas

Date of birth: 01 January, 1966   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: ETHA Engomis

 The new ETHA coach spent seven years at the helm of Panelefsiniakos and led the club all the way from the third Greek division to the top flight.

Skarafigkas though parted ways with his long-time club midway through last season as Panelefsiniakos were on their way to relegation from the Greek A1 division.

Girogos Vovoras

Date of birth: 18 January, 1978   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: CytaVision APOEL

 The Greek Head Coach arrived at the mid November to take over the Coaching position from Panagiotis Yiannaras who was teh Head Coach for only two and a half months on APOEL's bench.

This is the first time that Giorgos Vovoras is taking over a Head Coaching position in an A' Division league since his last job as a Head Coach was back in 2009-2010 where he took over the team of OFI Crete in the A2 league in Greece. 

His experience though is quite vast as the 38 years old Coach was an assistant Coach of Argyris Pedoulakis in Panathinaikos for nearly one and a ahlf seasons while he was also an Assistant Coach in AGOR, PAOK and Uniks KAzan in the Russian league.

Ioannis Livanos

Date of birth: 27 July, 1982   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: Enosis Neon Paralimniou

 Ioannis Livanos is a professional basketball coach. His previous job was in the Jordanian Men's National Team next to legendary coach Evangelos Alexandris as his assistant. In the 27th Asian Championship we won the 7th position among 15 teams. Given the individual circumstances where he had work through the absence of big names of the past, they manage to obtain a respectable position.

Before this he worked in several men's and women's team in national divisions and he won championships and promotions.He worked as assistant and as head coach as well.

He is working as a professional coach since 2002 and it's obvious that he devoted himself in coaching..

Kalia Papadopoulou

Date of birth: 01 January, 1980   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Pallaris Developers AEL Limassol (W)

Konstantinos Filippopoulos

Date of birth: 19 November, 1967   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: MENS NATIONAL TEAM U18

Career:
Assistant Coach:
1990–1993: Bazaar BC, (B), Nis Yugoslavia
1996–1997: Apollon Limassol (Pro A)
1997-1998: Apollon Limassol ( Pro A)
1998–1999: Panathinaikos Limassol (Pro A)
1999–2000: Panathinaikos Limassol (Pro A)
2000–2001: Ahilleas Kaimakliou Nicosia (Pro A)
2001–2002: EKA AEL (Pro A)
2002–2003: Auburn University, division I, Conference SEC, Alabama USA.
2004-2005: Apollon Limassol (Pro A)
2006-2007: Ahilleas Kaimakliou Nicosia (Pro A)
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Head Coach:
1997-1998: U-22 Apollon limassol
1998-1999: U-22 Apollon Limassol
1999-2000: U-22 and U17 Panathinaikos Limassol
2001-2002: U-22 Eka-Ael Limassol
2003-2004: U-22 Apollon Limassol
2004 October: Apollon Limassol (Pro- A)
2004-2005: U-22 Apollon Limassol
2005-2006: Asteras Limassol (Pro- B)
2006–2007: started the season as a Head Coach at Asteras Limassol (B), in Oct.'06 moved to Achilleas Kaimakliou (Division A) as an assistant coach, also Head Coach U16 Team
2007-2008: started the season as a Coach Assistant at Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A), left on Nov.'07, in Feb.'08 hired at Keravnos Strovolou (Cyprus-A1) women team as a Head Coach
2010-2011: A.Yermasogias (Cyprus-Division B)
2011-2012: A.Yermasogias (Cyprus- Womens team U18)

Konstantinos Karapitis

Date of birth: 01 September, 1984   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: APOP Paphou (W)

Kyriakos Adamou

Date of birth: 01 January, 1970   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas

Linos Gavriel

Date of birth: 18 October, 1975   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas

The 40-year-old Gavriel had served as an assistant coach on the Cypriot national team during their Division B campaign ahead of EuroBasket 2009.

He coached K.V. Imperial AEL in EuroCup Women in consecutive seasons in 2008/09 and 2009/10 and then moved to Tunisia to work for Tunisia champions Etoile du Sahel.

Gavriel will make his debut on Tuesday as AEK play host to Astana in a game that could well determine their chances of qualifying from FIBA Europe Cup Group K.

Marios Argyrou

Date of birth: 01 January, 1978   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Ydra Asfalistiki E.N.A.D.

Marios Argyrou begun his coaching career even as a player as he had a duo role. He begun in ENAD Agiou Dometiou from then season 2006-2007 at the age of 28 years old since he was an assistant Coach and an active player too. 

He remain as an assistant Coach in ENAD for two seasons and during the season 2008-2009 he became the Head Coach in the same team. 

In the season 2009-2010 he was the assistant Coach of Kyriakos Adamou in Etha Engomis while the next two seasons he was the Head Coach of ENAD Agiou Dometiou.

In the season 2012-2013 and actually in the mid season he replaced Coach Tsangaridis in Omonoia Nicosia where he remain the rest of the season.

In the mid season 2013-2014 he was teh replacement in the position of the Head Coach (he replaced Kyriakos Adamou).

The season 2014-2015 he was the Head Coach in ENAD Agiou Dometiou in the Second Division south Group.

Marios Argyrou

Date of birth: 01 January, 1978   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Ydra Asfalistiki E.N.A.D.

Marios Argyrou begun his coaching career even as a player as he had a duo role. He begun in ENAD Agiou Dometiou from then season 2006-2007 at the age of 28 years old since he was an assistant Coach and an active player too. 

He remain as an assistant Coach in ENAD for two seasons and during the season 2008-2009 he became the Head Coach in the same team. 

In the season 2009-2010 he was the assistant Coach of Kyriakos Adamou in Etha Engomis while the next two seasons he was the Head Coach of ENAD Agiou Dometiou.

In the season 2012-2013 and actually in the mid season he replaced Coach Tsangaridis in Omonoia Nicosia where he remain the rest of the season.

In the mid season 2013-2014 he was teh replacement in the position of the Head Coach (he replaced Kyriakos Adamou).

The season 2014-2015 he was the Head Coach in ENAD Agiou Dometiou in the Second Division south Group.

Michalis Matsentidis

Date of birth: 01 January, 1980   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Keravnos Strovolou

Michalis Tsangaridis

Date of birth: 01 January, 1965   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Enosis Kokkinotrimithias

Nikolas Papadopoulos

Date of birth: 05 February, 1981   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Kapatsos Omonoia Nicosia

Nikolas Papadopoulos rookie season as a Coach in general was the season 2014-2015 who took over the team of AEK Larnakas where he was a player for three seasons.

Nikolas Papadopoulos selection by AEK Larnakas to be its first Head Coach was quite surprise as the rookie Coach has no experience on coaching even though he has a diploma he never worked totally as an assistant since even the previous season was performing as an assistant coach but he was an active player.

Nikolas was consider from many basketball experts as a talent who remain a talent due to his extra vacant behavior off the courts.

Nikolas Papadopoulos

Date of birth: 01 January, 1981   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Kapatsos Omonoia Nicosia

The young Head Coach Nikolas Papadopoulos is beeing in the coaching position only the last two and a half seasons but he already won a championship and a super cup. He begun his career at the mid 2013 as an assistant Coach in AEK Larnakas (where he was a player but got seriously injured and stopped playing) and at the summer of 2014 became the Head Coach of the team for some months. He has been removed from the larnaka's team even though he won the league on the 2013-2014.

He then took over the team where he begun his proffesional career as in teh summer of 2015 he agreed financial terms with Omonoia Nicosia on a two years project to start with....

Nikos Lambrias

Date of birth: 02 January, 1981   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Keravnos Strovolou U16

Nikos Lambrias is the one of the two assistan Coaches of the National Team of Cyprus being in the specific position the last four years.

Lambrias is also an assistant Coach in the team of APOEL Nicosia since the season 2006-2007, he has been an assistant Coach of Christos Stylainides, Kyriakos Yiangoullis and Giannis Christopoulos. At the same time he is the Head Coach of the APOEL Academies the last five years.

He studied Sports Science at the University of Athens and he is often participating in various seminars which are taking place there from SEPK.

Lastly, Lambrias is an active member of the Union of Cyprus Basketball Coaches Association, SEPK as he is the General Secretary of the Association.

Nikos Papadopoulos

Date of birth: 01 January, 1970   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM U16

Panagiotis Yiannaras

Date of birth: 05 February, 1973   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: MENS NATIONAL TEAM U21

Panagiotis Yiannaras

Date of birth: 05 February, 1973   |   Nationality: Cypriot   |   Coach of: Free Agents

The assistant Coach of Christos Stylianides in the National Team of Cyprus comes from Larnaka. He has been coaching teams since the age of 22, he is now 38 years old so he has an experience of more or less 15 years as a Basketball Coach.

He has a sports science degree from TEFAA Athens with specialty of Basketball. He has been a head Coach of Paralimni in the second division and then as an assistant Coach in AEK Larnakas. At 1999 he transfered in Keravnos Strovolou where he was the main responsible for the U21 team, he remain only for one season as the very next season joined Paralimni for another two seasons as a head coach.

At 2002 he took over the women's team of AEL Limassol women's team where he won the champion and then join forces the next season with Keravnos Strovolou where he took over the Women's team and for three season he won two doubles and three special super cups.

From 2007 onwards he was the assistant coach of Keravnos in the men's team Five years after he became the Head Coach replacing Memos Ioannou. He remained in the position for less than 2 years (February 2013) as he resign to repalced by Thanassis Skourtopoulos.

At the mid September he agreed financial terms with Apollon Limassol to be the new head coach where he won the Cyprus Cup and was the first trophy for the Limassol team after nearly two "empty decades".

Yiannaras took over as a Head Coach the team where he begun his career, Enosis Neon Paralimniou, the season 2014-2105, the PAralimni team "entered" in the first division after nearly twenty years after the decision of the Cyprus Basketball Federation. 

Thanassis Skourtopoulos

Date of birth: 23 May, 1965   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: Free Agents

Thanassis Skourtopoulos

Date of birth: 23 May, 1965   |   Nationality: Greek   |   Coach of: Free Agents

 He served as an assistant coach to Argyris Pedoulakis during the 2005-06 season. Skourtopoulos played basketball for Dafni Dafniou and AEK and started his coaching career in 1996 with Egaleo in the third division. Dafni Dafniou in the third division, and OFI in the second division were his next stops before he was named assistant coach for AEK Athens in 2000. Skourtopoulos spent the next five years there under coaching legend Dusan Ivkovic, Dragan Sakota and Fotis Katsikaris. He spent the 2005-06 season as assistant coach in Panellinios and then coached Egaleo for two years and Peristeri last season in the top Greek League.

 
His experience after that was as follows:
 
2006-2007: Egaleo AO (A1), hired in Nov.'06
2007-2008: Egaleo AO (A1)
2008-2009: Egaleo AO (A1), left in Dec.'08
2009-2010: DASH Peristeri Athens (A1)
2010-2011: Panellinios Athens (A1)
2011-2012: Ikaros Kallitheas (A1), hired in Jan.'12
2012-2013: Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (A1), left in Nov.'12. In February agreed terms with Keravnos Strovolou to replace Coach Yiannaras
2013-2014: Keravnos Strovolou (Cyprus-Division A)

Vladimir Zaric

Date of birth: 01 January, 1972   |   Nationality: Serbian   |   Coach of: Keravnos Strovolou U18

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84-92
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1. Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas 13/2 28
2. Keravnos Strovolou 12/3 27
3. CytaVision APOEL 10/5 25
4. Apollon BC 9/6 24
5. ETHA Engomis 9/6 24
6. Enosis Neon Paralimniou 5/10 20
7. Kapatsos Omonoia Nicosia 2/13 17
8. Anagennisi Germasogeias 0/15 15
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