Hildur Sigurðardóttir

Hildur Sigurðardóttir (born October 15, 1981) is an Icelandic basketball coach and player. She is the former head coach of Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Breiðablik[1] and an assistant coach to the Icelandic women's national basketball team.[2] As a player she won the Icelandic championship five times and the Icelandic Basketball Cup three times. She was named the Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year four times and is the leagues all-time leader in assists.[1] She was the third player to reach 4000 points in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[3]

Hildur Sigurðardóttir
Personal information
Born (1981-10-15) October 15, 1981
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Career information
Playing career1998–2018
PositionPoint guard
Number9, 10
Coaching career2016–present
Career history
As player:
1998–1999ÍR
1999–2004KR
2004–2005Jämtland Basket
2005–2007Grindavík
2007–2011KR
2011–2015Snæfell
2018Breiðablik
As coach:
2016–2018Breiðablik
2017–presentIceland (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Playing career

Club career

After coming up through the junior ranks of Snæfell, Hildur started her senior career with ÍR in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[4]

After the 2003-2004 season, Hildur was named the Domestic Player of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year and to the Domestic All-First Team.[5]

She played with Jämtland Basket during the 2004-2005 Damligan season.[6][7]

After one season in Sweden, Hildur returned to the Úrvalsdeild and signed with Grindavík.[8]

In 2011, Hildur rejoined her hometown team of Snæfell[9] and helped propel them to the top of the league.[10] She was named the Úrvalsdeild's best domestic player in both 2014[11] and 2015.[12]

Hildur retired after the 2014-2015 season and a year later, in June 2016, she was hired as the head coach of Breiðablik.[1] Due to rash of injuries on her Breiðablik squad, Hildur donned a uniform on 21 March 2018, against Njarðvík. In six minutes, she had two points and 4 assists in a 59-77 loss.[13]

National team career

Hildur is the most capped player in Icelandic women's national basketball team history, playing 79 games between 1999 and 2014.[1][14][15]

Coaching career

Hildur was hired as the head coach of Breiðablik's women's team in June 2016.[1] In her first season, she led the team to promotion to Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[16]

In October 2017, Hildur was hired as an assistant coach to the Icelandic women's national basketball team.[17]

On April, 2018, Hildur resigned as the head coach of Breiðablik.[18]

Personal life

Hildur is married to Bjarni Már Magnússon, a professor of law at Reykjavík University and former basketball player.[19]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards

Titles

Accomplishments

References

  1. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (30 June 2016). "Hildur Sigurðardóttir þjálfar Blikakonur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (27 October 2017). "Hildur aðstoðar Ívar og hann er búinn að velja landsliðið fyrir nóvember-leikina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (18 January 2014). "Hún hefur algjörlega helgað körfuboltanum líf sitt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. "Orðin æst í að mæta á æfingar eftir helgarfrí". Skessuhorn. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original on 25 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. "Hildur og Páll Axel leikmenn ársins". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 17 April 2004. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. "Hildur byrjaði vel með Jämtland". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 18 October 2004. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. "34 stig frá Hildi dugðu ekki". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). 1 November 2004. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. "Hildur til Grindavíkur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 13 July 2005. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  9. Kristján Jónsson (30 April 2011). "Beið eftir símtali úr Hólminum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. 2–3. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (19 December 2013). "Toppliðið æfir ekki saman". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  11. "Martin og Hildur bestu leikmennirnir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 10 May 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  12. "Pavel og Hildur valin best". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 8 May 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  13. "Hildur Sig tók fram skóna á ný". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 22 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  14. "Hildur Sig heiðruð í Höllinni". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 8 June 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  15. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  16. Einar Sigtryggsson (31 March 2017). "Kasólétt Hildur stýrði liðinu upp um deild". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  17. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (27 October 2017). "Hildur aðstoðar Ívar og hann er búinn að velja landsliðið fyrir nóvember-leikina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  18. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (4 April 2018). "Eini kvenþjálfarinn í kvennadeildinni hættir óvænt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  19. Þormóður Logi Björnsson (18 December 2019). "Hörð umhyggja fyrir körfunni". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 December 2019.
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