Dr. YIANNIS GRAPSAS



Nationality:
          Greek

Born:                    1964

Languages:          Greek, Italian, English

Education:           PhD in Physical Education - Coaching

                              Master of Science in Physical Education

                              2 Bachelors of Arts (Greece & Italy)
                              Full Basketball Scholarship from the  

                              Greek Basketball Coaches Association (SEPK)

                              for NCAA & NBA in 2008

 

License:                Coaching License A#AM01756/96

 

Teaching:

 

2004 - 2010            Physical Education teacher for Public schools in Greece

2010 - ongoing       Seconded Basketball  Coaching Professor - Department of  Physical 

                               Education & Sport Sciences – D.U.T. - Greece

Experience:

 

2016 – 2017           Democritus University of Thrace Men's Basketball Team : Head Coach

2014 - 2016            GBA(Greek Basketball  Academy) Men’s Team - Division B: Head Coach  

·         U18 Boys : Head Coach – 1st Place 

·         U16 Boys: Head Coach  - 1st Place

2012 – 2014           PAOK Basketball Club  - Thessaloniki

·         Mens Team A1 League: Scouting team staff member, responsible for players personnel development by preparing special video edits and scouting of all future opponents.

·         U18 Boys : Head Coach – 3 rd Place Thessaloniki

·         U16 Boys : Head Coach – 3 rd Place Thessaloniki

·         U15 Boys : Head Coach  - 1st  Place  Thessaloniki

2011 – 2012           MENT BC Women’s Team - A2 WB league: Head Coach
2010 – 2011          
Apollon Kalamarias BC Men’s Team – Division B: Head Coach

2009 – 2010           Anagennisi Floga BC Men’s Team - Division B: Head Coach

2004 – 2009           Head Coach in several public schools

 

Special Scientific Projects

 

2000 – 2004           Scientific Consultant - National Teams - Hellenic Canoe – Kayak Federation.

In charge of the Research team for Physical Education Department regarding the Olympic National team’s scientific support, and for improving the training process of the coaches, focusing on athletes education and evaluation

 

Awards - Coaching Career - National Teams

 

2004                       Honored by ICF for the excellent performance during the Athens 2004 Olympic

                               Games

2003                       Honored by the World Championships Organising Committee as

                               competition manager

2002                       Team leader for the Greek National Team. ICF World Championships. Seville,

                               Spain,

                               B. S. Maurice France and Augsburg, Germany. 

2001                       Participation in the OCOG ATHENS 2004 in the preparation for the Olympic

                               Games. XIV Mediterranean Games in Tunisia, Tunis.

2000 – 2004           Competition Manager OCOG ATHENS 2004.

 

 

Basketball Camps

 

NBC Camps Italy: U18 – U16 - U15: Head Coach

Benetton Trevizo Summer Camp: Coach Ettore Messina

Montepaschi Sienna Summer Camp: Coach Luca Banchi

 

Publications

 

2016    Investigation of the Relationship between Coaching Behaviour and Motivation Among Greek

            and Cypriot Male and Female Basketball Athletes.

2015    Basketball and Coaching behaviour

2015    Video – analysis in Basketball - Technical and Tactical characteristics of high level teams.

2001    The training theory of the time-outs before carrying out free-throws in basketball. 

2001    Games tendencies in the European Basketball Championship of national male teams.

2001    The training theory of the time-outs before carrying out free-throws in basketball.

2001    Changes in Physiological parameters, during Canoe – Kayak specific measurements

2000    Basketball athletes Offensive characteristics in the 1998 World Championship.

2000    Biceps strength Improvement of young basketball players in pre-pubertal.

2000    Perception of basketball players about the importance of weight in their performance

1999    Dynamic Characteristics of different positions in basketball.

1999    Technical and tactical characteristics of the men’s National team on Mundobasket 1998

 

1997    Pre-season preparation of a basketball team