Olympiacos Piraeus, Men's Team Head Coach (Euroleague)
Coach David Michael Blatt is a Euroleague Basketball Coach and a former professional Basketball Player.
During his career as a player, Mr. David Blatt played as a point guard for Princeton University from 1977 to 1981. He has also participated in the Maccabiah Games for the USA National team and won a gold medal in 1981. After his graduation, Mr. Blatt played professional basketball in Israel for nine out of the twelve years of his playing career.
As of now, he is one of the most successful American coaches in the European history of basketball. As a coach, Mr. Blatt has tremendous international coaching experience and has counted numerous successes such as the Russian Super League Coach of the Year (2005) and the EuroLeague Coach of the Year (2014). Coach Blatt has also won the 2007 Eurobasket with the Russian National Team in which he was the Head Coach for six consecutive years. In 2015, Mr. Blatt was named the Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach and led the team to the NBA Finals in his first season.
Coach Blatt is currently the Head Coach of Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.
Peristeri BC, Men's Team Head Coach (Greek Basket League)
Mr. Pedoulakis was a professional basketball player for 13 years at Peristeri B.C., Panatinaikos B.C. and the Greek national team.
After his career as a player, Mr. Argyris Pedoulakis was directly promoted as the assistant coach of Peristeri in 1995. In 1997, he became the Head Coach of Peristeri, with which he won the Greek championship in 2001. Mr. Pedoulakis was also named as the Greek League Coach of the year for three times during his career in 2001, 2003 & 2013. Furthermore, he became the Head Coach of Makedonikos in 2004 and was a Euroleague finalist. The years that followed, Mr. Pedoulakis coached various clubs in Greece, including PAOK, AEK and Panathinaikos.
In 2010, Pedoulakis returned to Peristeri and managed to involve young and talented players into a well-trained professional team. Two years later, he signed with Panathinaikos and won the Greek League in 2013 and the Greek Cup in 2013 and 2014. The following years Mr. Pedoulakis worked for various European and Greek clubs such as UNICS and Panathinaikos, and returned to Peristeri, where he currently is the Head Coach.
Shooting Coach of the Miami Heat (NBA)
Rob Fodor is currently the Shooting Coach of the Miami Heat in the NBA. Formerly, he was a coach for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA and the head coach of the Florida Pitbulls of the ABA.
He has played college and professional basketball both in the US and abroad.
During his three years with the Miami Heat, the team has set numerous individual and team-shooting career-highs, both on percentage and volume basis. Coach Fodor has coached/taught in Norway, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Slovenia, the ABA, the WNBA and the NBA. By being a teacher and clinician for over 30 years, Coach Fodor, has acquired experience in communicating and reaching players of different types and levels. He also explains that understanding how to reach learners of all types is critical to a teacher’s/coach’s, as well as, a player’s success.
Furthermore, Coach Fodor maintains and grows his own business named "The Shooting Guy", a program that is geared towards teaching students the biomechanics and physics of movement in coordination with attaching the basketball in order to allow players to connect their athleticism to a high skill level. The main focus is to utilize a comprehensive approach to create dynamic balance and proper sequence. This sequencing is essential to an accurate and efficient shot, as well as great balance and explosive movement. The program takes into account every aspect and detail. The goal of "The Shooting Guy" is to provide the most biomechanically sound, physiologically and psychologically beneficial program possible.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Women's Team Head Coach (NCAA)
Beth O'Boyle has been the head women’s basketball coach at VCU since 2014. During her career, O'Boyle’s teams have long been known for their defense as VCU ranks in the top five nationally in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense and 3-point field goal percentage defense.
Prior to joining VCU, O'Boyle served as the head coach at Stony Brook University where her teams ranked in the top 50 nationally in defense in each of her three seasons. While with the Seawolves, O'Boyle took a team that went 4-26 in her first season and guided them to a 26-4 record just two years later and an appearance in the WNIT.
Jessica Ogunnorin, a former player for ACS Athens, played for O'Boyle at both Stony Brook and at VCU. She was named to the America East All-Defensive Team under O'Boyle and helped both Stony Brook and VCU reach the WNIT.
O’Boyle has 11 years of head coaching experience in college basketball and more than 15 years overall as a collegiate coach.