Margrét Sturlaugsdóttir

Margrét Sturlaugsdóttir (born 1 July 1968) is an Icelandic basketball coach and former member of the Icelandic women's national basketball team.

Margrét Sturlaugsdóttir
Stjarnan
Personal information
Born (1968-06-01) June 1, 1968
Keflavík, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Career information
CollegeCharleston Southern
(1991–1993)
Playing career1986–1999
PositionGuard
Career history
As player:
1986–1991Keflavík
1995–1999Keflavík
As coach:
2011Iceland U-16
2014–2015Iceland (assistant)
2015–2016Keflavík
2018Breiðablik
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Icelandic national team

Margrét played 6 games for the Icelandic women's national basketball team.[1] She won silver at the 1989 Games of the Small States of Europe and bronze at the 1991 Games.[2]

Coaching career

Margrét was hired as an assistant coach to the women's national team in 2014. She helped Iceland finish second on the 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe.[2]

In May 2015, Margrét was hired as the head coach of Keflavík in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[3]

In October 2015, Margrét stepped down from the coaching staff of the national team due to a rift between her and her former player with Keflavík and then national team player, Bryndís Guðmundsdóttir.[4][5][6]

In January 2016, with Keflavík in third place, the board terminated its contract with Margrét,[7] stemming from a rift between her and two players,[8][9][10] including key-player Sandra Lind Þrastardóttir.[11]

On April 18, 2018, Margrét was hired as the head coach of Breiðablik, replacing Hildur Sigurðardóttir.[12][13] On 14 November 2018, she resigned from her post for health reasons.[14]

On 21 July 2019, she became the first Icelandic woman to receive the FIBA Europe coaching certificate.[15]

On 21 August 2019, Margrét was hired as the head coach of Stjarnan women's youth teams.[16]

Personal life

Margrét is married to former Icelandic international basketball player, Falur Harðarson. They have three daughters and one foster daughter, Elva Falsdóttir, Jana Falsdóttir, Urður Unnardóttir og Lovísa Falsdóttir.[17][18]

In 2017, Margrét was diagnosed with cancer.[19]

References

  1. "A-landslið". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (2 June 2015). "Margrét mætt á Smáþjóðaleika á ný eftir 24 ára fjarveru". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. "Margrét tekur við af Sigurði". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 May 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (19 October 2015). "Margrét hættir að þjálfa landsliðið vegna Bryndísar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (19 October 2015). "Bryndís vildi ekki láta öskra á sig - Margrét bauðst til að hætta hjá Keflavík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  6. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (20 October 2015). "Framlenging í Körfuboltakvöldi: Af hverju var Margrét að þessu?". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  7. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (8 January 2016). "Margrét látin fara hjá Keflavík - Sigurinn í Grindavík var síðasti leikurinn hennar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  8. "Ekkert eitt varð Margréti að falli". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 16 January 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  9. "Margréti Sturlaugsdóttur sagt upp hjá Keflavík". Víkurfréttir (in Icelandic). 8 January 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  10. Jón Júlíus Karlsson (9 January 2016). "Margrét hættir með Keflavík". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  11. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (13 January 2016). "Tveir leikmenn boluðu Margréti burt: "Búið að gefa tóninn"". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  12. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (18 April 2018). "Margrét tekur við af Hildi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  13. Svindri Sverrisson (19 April 2018). "Snýr aftur eftir sprett í djúpu lauginni". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  14. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (14 November 2018). "Margrét hættir sem þjálfari kvennaliðs Breiðabliks". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  15. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (22 July 2019). "Margrét fékk krabbamein en náði samt að klára FECC fyrst íslenskra kvenna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  16. Davíð Eldur (21 August 2019). "Margrét tekur við Stjörnunni". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  17. Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (22 December 2008). "Falur sér um kalkúninn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  18. "Léttir að fella grímuna". Víkurfréttir (in Icelandic). 13 January 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  19. "Margrét í spjalli: "Körfuboltinn gefur mér eitthvað"". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 17 February 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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