Falur Harðarson

Falur Jóhann Harðarson (born October 15, 1968) is an Icelandic basketball coach and a former player. He is currently the head coach of Fjölnir men's team.[1][2]

Falur Harðarson
Fjölnir
PositionHead coach
LeagueDivision I
Personal information
Born (1968-10-15) October 15, 1968
NationalityIcelandic
Career information
CollegeCharleston Southern (1991–1993)
Playing career1986–2004
PositionPoint guard
Number4
Coaching career1989–present
Career history
As player:
1986–1991Keflavík
1993–1995KR
1995–1999Keflavík
1999–2000Torpan Pojat
2000Espoon Honka
2000–2004Keflavík
As coach:
1989–1991Keflavík (Women's)
2003–2004Keflavík (Men's)
2010–2011Keflavík (Women's, assistant)
2011–2012Keflavík (Women's)
2017–presentFjölnir (Men's)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing career

Falur spent most of his career with Úrvalsdeild club Keflavík. He also played for almost two seasons with Reykjavík powerhouse KR and split the 1999-2000 season with Korisliiga clubs Torpan Pojat and Espoon Honka.[3][4][5][6] He retired after the 2003–2004 season after being plagued by knee injuries.[7]

Icelandic national team

From 1989 to 2000, Falur played 106 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.[8]

Personal life

Falur is married to former Icelandic international basketball player, Margrét Sturlaugsdóttir. They have three daughters and one foster daughter Lovísa Falsdóttir, Elfa Falsdóttir, Jana Falsdóttir and Urður Unnardóttir.[9]

Awards and honours

As player

Club

Individual

As coach

References

  1. "Hjalti tekur við Þór - Falur til Fjölnis". Vísir.is. 28 April 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  2. "Falur tekur við Fjölni". Mbl.is. 28 April 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  3. "Falur úr leik í vetur". Morgunblaðið. 28 January 1994. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  4. "Það er alltaf gaman að prófa eitthvað nýtt". Morgunblaðið. 22 June 1999. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  5. "Falur seldur til toppliðsins". Dagblaðið Vísir. 13 January 2000. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  6. "Falur í raðir efsta liðs Finnlands". Morgunblaðið. 19 January 2000. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  7. "Falur er hættur". Morgunblaðið. 17 April 2004. Retrieved August 6, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  8. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  9. Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (22 December 2008). "Falur sér um kalkúninn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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