Benedikt Guðmundsson

Benedikt Rúnar Guðmundsson is an Icelandic professional basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of KR women's team[1] and the Icelandic women's national basketball team.[2]

Benedikt Guðmundsson
KR
PositionHead coach
LeagueÚrvalsdeild kvenna
Personal information
BornIceland
NationalityIcelandic
Coaching career1995–present
Career history
As coach:
1995–1997KR (Men's)
1996–1997KR (Women's)
1997–1998Grindavík (Men's)
2003–2006Fjölnir (Men's)
2006–2009KR (Men's)
2009–2010KR (Women's)
2010–2015Þór Þorlákshöfn (Men's)
2015–2017Þór Akureyri (Men's)
2015–2017Þór Akureyri (Women's)
2017–presentKR (Women's)
2019–presentIceland (Women's)
Career highlights and awards
As coach:

Benedikt has been named Coach of the Year of the men's Úrvalsdeild twice: in the 200607[3] season and in the 200809 season,[4] when he coached KR. In both the two seasons, KR also won the Icelandic championship.

Coaching career

After coaching Þór Þorlákshöfn from 2010,[5] Benedikt took over Þór Akureyri men's and women's teams in 2015.[6] He led the men's team to victory in Division I in 2016 and a promotion to Úrvalsdeild karla.[7] He led the women's team to victory in Division I in 2017 but the team failed to achieve promotion til the Úrvalsdeild kvenna after losing to Breiðablik in the promotion playoffs.[8]

In May 2017, Benedikt was hired as the head coach of KR women's team.[9]

After guiding KR to the Úrvalsdeild playoffs in 2019, Benedikt was named the Úrvalsdeild kvenna Coach of the Year.[10]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards

Titles

Men's leagues

Women's leagues

References

  1. Benni Gumm kominn heim í KR
  2. "Benedikt í stað Ívars". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 1 March 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. Express League: Season 2006-2007 Awards
  4. Express League: Season 2008-2009 Awards
  5. Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (17 April 2015). "Fer Benedikt frá Þór til Þórs?". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  6. Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (28 April 2015). "Benedikt: Stefni með liðið upp um deild næsta vetur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  7. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (18 November 2016). "Benedikt kom báðum Þórsliðunum upp og nú mætast þau í kvöld". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  8. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (2 April 2017). "Benedikt ánægður með kvenþjálfarana í deildinni sinni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  9. Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (3 May 2017). "Benni Gumm kominn heim í KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  10. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 May 2019). "Helena og Kristófer valin best annað tímabilið í röð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  11. Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (4 May 2018). "Kristófer og Helena valin leikmenn ársins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 4 May 2018.
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