Bárður Eyþórsson

Bárður Eyþórsson (born January 10, 1968) is an Icelandic former basketball coach and player. He was twice named the coach of the year of the men's Úrvalsdeild, in the 2003-04 season[1] and in the 2005-06 season,[2] when he coached the Snæfell.

Bárður Eyþórsson
Personal information
Born (1968-01-10) January 10, 1968
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Career information
Playing career1986–2000
Career history
As player:
1986–1989Valur
1989–1994Snæfell
1994–1995Valur
1995–2000Snæfell
As coach:
2002–2006Snæfell
2006ÍR
2007–2010Fjölnir
2011–2014Tindastóll
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing career

Club career

Bárður came up through the junior ranks of Snæfell but moved to Valur at the age of sixteen and played his first senior match in 1986.[3] He played 191 games in the Úrvalsdeild karla from 1986 to 2000 and averaged 14.6 points per game.[4]

National team

Bárður played three games for the Icelandic national basketball team from 1991 to 1992.[5]

Coaching career

Bárður was hired as the head coach of Snæfell men's team in 2000. He guided the club to promotion from Division I to the Úrvalsdeild karla in 2002[6] and to the Icelandic Basketball Cup finals in 2003, where it lost to Keflavík.[7]

He served as the head coach of ÍR from April 2006[8] to November that same year, when he resigned due to personal reasons.[9][10]

In 2007 he took over as head coach of Fjölnir. In 2009 he guided them to a promotion to the Úrvalsdeild[11] For his work he was named Division I coach of the year.[12] and served there until his resignation in 2010.[13]

In 2011, Bárður was hired as Tindastóll head coach after Borce Ilievski resigned.[14] He guided the team to the Icelandic Basketball Cup finals in February 2012[15]. On November 24, 2012, he guided the club to victory in the Icelandic Company Cup.[16] Bárður last coached Tindastóll during the 2013-2014 season where he guided them to the Division I championship and promotion to Úrvalsdeild karla.[17]

References

  1. Express League: Season 2003-2004 Awards
  2. Express League: Season 2005-2006 Awards
  3. Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (15 February 1994). "Geri þetta ekki næsta vetur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. Víðir Sigurðsson (22 October 2011). "Bárður í stað Ilievskis hjá Tindastóli?". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. C1. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  6. "Bárður áfram með Snæfell". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 7 June 2004. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  7. "Bárður Eyþórsson áfram þjálfari Snæfells". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 27 May 2003. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  8. "Bárður tekur við ÍR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). 21 April 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  9. "Bárður hættur með ÍR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). 20 November 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  10. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (28 June 2010). "Bárður hættur hjá Fjölni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  11. Ívar Benediktsson (13 October 2009). "Tilhlökkun og spenna að hefja loks keppni". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  12. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (3 May 2009). "Marvin og Bárður valdir bestir í 1. deild karla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  13. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (27 March 2009). "Bárður: Hefur verið frábær vetur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic).
  14. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (27 January 2012). "Engin kraftaverk á Króknum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  15. Stefán Árni Pálsson (5 February 2012). "Bárður: Vill fá hálfan Skagafjörðinn í höllina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  16. "Bárður: Búnir að vinna fyrsta bikarinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 November 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  17. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (18 February 2014). "Bárður ætlar ekki að þjálfa Stólana næsta vetur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 December 2017.


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