Darri Freyr Atlason

Darri Freyr Atlason is an Icelandic professional basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of Valur women's team who he led to its first national championship in 2019.

Darri Freyr Atlason
Valur
PositionHead coach
LeagueÚrvalsdeild kvenna
Personal information
Born (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Career information
Playing career2011–2015
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
2011–2015KR
As coach:
2015–2016KR
2017–presentValur
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing career

Darri came up through the junior ranks of KR and played his first senior game with the team during the 2011–12 Úrvalsdeild karla season. He retired from playing in 2015 to fully focus on coaching.[1]

Coaching career

Darri was hired as the head coach of 1. deild kvenna club KR in 2015. He led them to second place finish during the 2015–2016 season and was named the 1. deild kvenna Coach of the year.[1]

Prior to coaching senior teams Darri coached youth programs in KR, winning multiple national and cup championships in various age groups.

In 2017, Darri was hired as the head coach of Valur of the top-tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[2] During his first season he led the team to the Úrvalsdeild finals where it lost to Haukar.[3]

In 2019, he guided Valur to the best record in the league, the Icelandic Cup[4][5] and its first national championship.[6]

The team opened the 2019–20 season by defeating Keflavík, 105-81, in the annual Icelandic Super Cup.[7] It was Valur's first Super Cup win and the victory made them the holders of all four major national crowns, the others being the national championship, the national cup and the league championship which is awarded for the best regular season record in the Úrvalsdeild.[8]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Coaching

Individual awards

Titles

References

  1. Daníel Freyr Birkisson (31 January 2018). "Viljum fara úr þátttakendum yfir í að vera sigurvegarar". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. "Darri Freyr ráðinn þjálfari Vals". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 3 April 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  3. Guðmundur Hilmarsson (13 February 2019). "Treysta á grunnatriðin". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. Gunnar Birgisson (16 February 2019). "Við erum bikarmeistarar sko". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. Axel Örn Sæmundsson (16 February 2019). "Darri Freyr: Ég er bara í Euphoria". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  6. "Það er partý í fjósinu, þér er boðið". RÚV (in Icelandic). 27 April 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. Anton Ingi Leifsson (29 September 2019). "Vandræðalaust hjá Val gegn Keflavík í Meistarakeppni KKÍ". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. "Valur bætti fjórða bikarnum í safnið". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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