Ívar Ásgrímsson

Ívar Ásgrímsson (born April 11, 1965) is an Icelandic basketball coach, who last coached Úrvalsdeild karla club Haukar, and the former head coach of the Icelandic women's national basketball team.[1] He led Haukar to the national finals in 2016 where they lost to KR.[2][3]

Ívar Ásgrímsson
PositionHead coach
League1. deild kvenna
Personal information
Born (1965-04-11) April 11, 1965
Career information
Playing career1983–2004
Coaching career1987–present
Career history
As player:
As coach:
1987–1988Haukar (women's)
1989–1991Haukar (women's)
1992–1993Snæfell (men's)
1993-1994ÍA (men's)
1998-1999ÍS (women's)
1999–2001Haukar (men's)
2001-2004ÍS (women's)
2003-2005Iceland (women's)
2005-2007ÍS (women's)
2011Haukar (men's)
2013–2019Haukar (men's)
2014–2018Iceland (women's)
2014–2015Haukar (women's)
2019–presentBreiðablik (women's)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing career

Club career

Ívar played for 14 seasons in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild, 11 of them with Haukar where he won the Icelandic Basketball Cup in 1985, 1986 and 1996. He won the national championship in 1988 with Haukar after beating Njarðvík in the finals. He scored 14 points in the third and deciding game of the series, and sent it into a second overtime after scoring two free throws with 10 seconds left.[4]

Icelandic national team

Between 1986 and 1991, Ívar played 15 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.[5]

Coaching career

Club career

After coaching the Haukar team since 2011, Ívar announced in March 2019 that he would leave the team and the end of the season.[6]

On 26 May 2019, Ívar was hired as the head coach of 1. deild kvenna club Breiðablik.[7]

National team career

Ívar was hired as the head coach of the Icelandic women's national basketball team for two years in 2004.[8] In 2014 he was rehired as the head coach. He is the longest tenured head coach in Iceland's women's team history, having coached the team for 7 years.[9][10] After the teams last game in the EuroBasket Women 2019 qualification, Ívar announced that it was his last game with the team as he would not seek a renewal of his contract.[11]

National team record

Year Games Wins Losses %
2004 147750%
2005 64267%
2014 63350%
2015 83538%
2016 63350%
2017 93633%
2018 4040%
Career 53233043%



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