Friðrik Ingi Rúnarsson

Friðrik Ingi Rúnarsson is an Icelandic professional basketball coach and former basketball player. As a coach, he has won three Icelandic men's championships and has guided his team to the Icelandic national finals a record seven times.[1][2] Friðrik was the general manager of the Icelandic Basketball Association from 2006 to 2014[3][4] and coached the Icelandic men's national basketball team from 1999 to 2003.

Friðrik Ingi Rúnarsson
Þór Þorlákshöfn
PositionHead coach
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1968-06-18) June 18, 1968
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Career information
Playing career1984–1996
Coaching career1988–present
Career history
As player:
1984–1991Njarðvík
1996Grindavík
As coach:
1988–1990Njarðvík (women's)
1990–1992Njarðvík (men's)
1992–1993KR (men's)
1994–1997Grindavík (men's)
1995–1996Grindavík (women's)
1997–2000Njarðvík (men's)
1999–2003Iceland (men's)
2001–2004Grindavík (men's)
2005–2006Grindavík (men's)
2006–2007Iceland (men's) (Assistant)
2014–2016Njarðvík (men's)
2017–2018Keflavík (men's)
2019–presentÞór Þorlákshöfn
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing career

Friðrik averaged 5.4 points over eight seasons in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild with his best season coming in 1988-1989 when he averaged 12.9 points for Njarðvík.[5]

Coaching career

In 1990, at the age of 22, Friðrik was hired as the head coach of Njarðvík. He led the club to the national championship during his first season at the helm, beating arch-rivals Keflavíkk in the Úrvalsdeild finals.[6]

In February 2017, he was hired as the head coach of Keflavík.[7][8][9]

On 28 March, 2018, after his Keflavík team lost in the first round against Haukar, Friðrik announced that he would be retiring from coaching.[10]

In May 2019, Friðrik came out of retirement and took over as head coach of Þór Þorlákshöfn.[11]

References

  1. Þjálfarasaga úrvalsdeildar karla í körfubolta
  2. Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (April 20, 2014). "Hefur tvisvar skilað Íslandsmeistaratitli á fyrsta ári með Njarðvík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. "Friðrik Ingi hættir hjá KKÍ". Víkurfréttir (in Icelandic). January 31, 2014.
  4. Þórðarson, Tómas Þór (February 17, 2014). "Þakklátur fyrir að menn hugsi til mín". Vísir.is (in Icelandic).
  5. Friðrik Ingi Rúnarsson statistics
  6. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 April 2019). "11. apríl er stór dagur fyrir Friðrik Inga". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  7. Gunnarsson, Henry Birgir (February 7, 2017). "Friðrik Ingi tekinn við Keflavík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  8. Þórðarson, Tómas Þór (February 8, 2017). "Friðrik Ingi: "Njarðvík á mig ekki"". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  9. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (28 March 2018). "Sextándi oddaleikur Friðriks Inga á þjálfaraferlinum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. Anton Ingi Leifsson (28 March 2018). "Friðrik Ingi: Þetta var minn síðasti leikur sem þjálfari". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. "Friðrik Ingi tekur við Þórsurum: „Líklegast mistök að gefa það út að ég væri hættur"". Hafnarfréttir (in Icelandic). 12 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.


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