Sverrir Þór Sverrisson
Sverrir Þór Sverrisson (born 23 May 1975) is an Icelandic basketball coach and former player for the Icelandic national basketball team. He last coached Úrvalsdeild karla club Keflavík. He previously coached Keflavík women's team where he won the national championship in 2017.
Sverrir during the 2015 Women's Cup finals.
|Born||May 23, 1975|
|Listed height||6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sverrir retired from top level play in 2010 and took over as head coach of Njarðvík women's team. He led them to the national championship in 2012. In January 2016, Sverrir was hired as the head coach of Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Keflavík, replacing Margrét Sturlaugsdóttir. He led the club to victory in the Icelandic Basketball Cup on February 11, 2017, and to the national championship on April 26 the same year.
On April 5, 2018, Sverrir was hired as the head coach of Keflavík men's team.
Icelandic national team
Between 2002 and 2003, Sverrir played eight games for the Icelandic national team.
Sverrir was hired as the head coach of the Icelandic women's national basketball team in 2012. He led the team to second-place finish in the 2013 Games of the Small States of Europe. Sverrir resigned in 2014 with one year left on his contract after finding out the Icelandic Basketball Federation was actively looking for his replacement.
Awards, titles and accomplishments
- Icelandic men's champion: 2013
- Icelandic women's champion (3): 2005, 2012, 2017
- Icelandic Men's Basketball Cup: 2014
- Icelandic Women's Basketball Cup (3): 2012, 2017, 2018
- Icelandic Men's Basketball Supercup (2): 2012, 2013
- Icelandic Women's Basketball Supercup (3): 2004, 2005, 2017
- Icelandic Women's Company Cup: 2004
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- Þórðarson, Tómas Þór (April 28, 2017). "Sverrir: Sá eftir fyrstu sjö leikina að við gátum gert ótrúlega hluti". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (April 19, 2014). "Sverrir Þór skilar liðum sínum alltaf í lokaúrslitin um titilinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (12 May 2010). "Sverrir Þór hættur að spila og tekinn við kvennaliði Njarðvíkur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- Tómas Þór Þórðarson (12 January 2016). "Sverrir: Erfiðara að þjálfa konur en karla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- Anton Ingi Leifsson (11 February 2017). "Sverrir: Mig vantaði þennan". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (5 April 2018). "Sverrir Þór og Jón taka við Keflavík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 April 2018.
- Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (21 May 2019). "Sverrir Þór hættir óvænt með Keflavíkurliðið og Hjalti tekur við". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
- Hilmarsson, Guðmundur (June 3, 2013). "„Hræddar við að vinna"" (PDF). Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- Úrslit: A-landslið kvenna
- Þórðarson, Tómas Þór (March 7, 2014). "Sverrir Þór: Held ekki áfram eftir þetta grín". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 September 2017.