Eddy Casteels

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Eddy Casteels
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Leuven Bears
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born (1960-08-19) 19 August 1960 (age 59)
NationalityBelgian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight187 lb (85 kg)
Coaching career1999–present
Career history
As coach:
1999–2000 Antwerp Giants
2000–2001 Athlon Ieper
2001–2004 Oostende
2004–2006 Verviers-Pepinster
2006–2008 Spirou
2008–2013Antwerp Giants
2014–2016 ZZ Leiden
2005–2018 Belgium
2018–present Leuven Bears
Career highlights and awards

Eddy Casteels (born 19 August 1960) is a Belgian former basketball player and current coach, currently of the Leuven Bears. From 2005 till 2018 he was the head coach of the Belgium national basketball team

Contents

He is also the author of the book Zo De Coach, Zo Het Team. [1]

Career

Casteels has coached several Belgian teams over a long period, as well as one team in the Netherlands in ZZ Leiden. He was named Coach of the Year of the Belgian League three times, as he won the award in 2000, 2002 and 2009. [2] Coaching career

Casteels' first job as head coach was with the newly merged Racing Basket Antwerpen project. He won the Belgian league with his team in 1999-2000. In the 2000–01 season, Casteels coached Ieper. The Belgian club Athlon Ieper closed down after this season due to financial difficulties. [3] Casteels became winner of the Belgian league with BC Oostende in his first year as head coach of the club. He also won the Belgian Cup in 2002 with Oostende. In 2004 he participated in the FIBA Europe League with his team. In 2004, Casteels became the head coach of Verviers-Pepinster. During his period as head coach of RBC Verviers-Pepinster, Casteels coached his team in the FIBA Europe League in 2005. With the club Spirou Charleroi, Casteels coached in the 2007 EuroCup. In 2008, Casteels signed with the Antwerp Giants. Casteels coached the Antwerp Giants for 4 seasons in a row to the EuroChallenge. On 30 May 2014, Casteels signed a 2-year contract with Dutch team ZZ Leiden of the Dutch Basketball League (DBL). [4] [5]

On 8 January 2018, Casteels signed with Leuven Bears. [6]

Belgian national team

Casteels qualified the Belgian Lions towards to four consecutive participations of EuroBasket in 2011, 2013, 2015. and 2017.

Honours

Individual awards:

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References

  1. Belgian Lions Head Coach Profile
  2. Liquidation of Athlon Ieper
  3. "ZZ Leiden names Eddy Casteels head coach". Sportando.com. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  4. "Belgische bondscoach kiest voor Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden". Eredivisiebasketballleiden.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  5. "Een nieuwe start". Leuven Bears. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.