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. He led Haukar to the national finals in 2016 where they lost to KR.
|League||1. deild kvenna|
|Born||April 11, 1965|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Icelandic national team
Between 1986 and 1991, Ívar played 15 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.
National team career
Ívar was hired as the head coach of the Icelandic women's national basketball team for two years in 2004. 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. 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.
National team record
- Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (27 October 2017). "Hildur aðstoðar Ívar og hann er búinn að velja landsliðið fyrir nóvember-leikina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 October 2017.
- Ívar áfram með Hauka | Ætla að styrkja liðið og berjast um titla
- Umfjöllun, viðtöl og myndir: Haukar - KR 70-84 | KR Íslandsmeistari þriðja árið í röð
- Einveldi UMFN á enda
- "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
- "Ívar hættir með Haukana". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Ívar til Breiðabliks". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
- Ívar Ásgrímsson nýr landsliðsþjálfari kvenna
- KKÍ: Ívar aðeins annar landsliðsþjálfarinn sem nær fimm landsliðsárum
- Ívar orðinn leikjahæsti landsliðsþjálfarinn
- Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (21 November 2018). "Ívar: Kominn tími á ferskt blóð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- Career stats at kki.is