AZS Koszalin

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AZS Koszalin
AZS Koszalin logo
Leagues PLK
Founded 1968
Arena Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa
Arena Capacity 3,000
Location Koszalin, Poland
Team colors White, Blue, Silver
              
Head coach Igor Milicić
Championships 1 Polish Cup
Website www.azs.koszalin.pl
Uniforms
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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AZS Koszalin is a Polish basketball team, based in Koszalin.[1] AZS currently plays in the Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK), the highest tier Polish basketball league.

History[edit]

The AZS Koszalin sports club was founded on 8 October 1968. The founding fathers participating in the meeting, together with invited guests, decided that the creation of a sports club was vital and would contribute to the sports life of the city. The emergence of the AZS Koszalin sports club was supposed to fill in the geographic gap that existed in the region between Gdańsk and Szczecin.

It was assumed that the newly founded club would take part in actively promoting sports and physical education among students. The accepted action plan for the areas of work for the AZS was based on the development of traditional academic team disciplines as well as on occasionally performed individual disciplines. In the beginnings of its existence the club had many active subsections including: volleyball, basketball, swimming, athletics, badminton and judo.

Throughout its growing process, the AZS started to co-operate with local schools in Koszalin. The effects of this co-operation were many successes of local teams on a national and even international scale. Alumni of these schools were known Olympic athletes as well as athletes representing Poland internationally (the Wołujewiczówny sisters, Leszek Doliński, Dariusz Zelig, Wiesława Reut, Ryszard Razik, Krzysztof Janicki, Wioleta Gawęcka, Małgorzata Janowicz and others).

Ultimately the AZS focuses mainly on their men's basketball team, slowly moving away from their women's basketball team, which has stopped competing since 1999.

At the present time, the clubs entire attention is focused on the first team. The training of children and youngsters is limited leading to giving up this field of activity. Focusing entirely on the first team results in the team's advance to the first league and following that to the ekstraklasa league.

Logos[edit]

Management[edit]

  • President: Marcin Kozak
  • Vice President: Krzysztof Szumski

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of October 10, 2015.[2]
Head Coach: CroatiaPoland Igor Milicić Assistant Coach: Poland Wojciech Zeidler
Poland Igor Wadowski 18.01.1996 196 cm PG/SG
United States Chaisson Allen 01.06.1989 193 cm PG/SG
Czech Republic Patrik Auda 29.08.1989 206 cm PF
Poland Marcin Dymała 06.07.1990 186 cm PG
Poland Piotr Dąbrowski 15.11.1985 191 cm SG
United States Devon Austin 04.10.1987 202 cm SF
Poland Artur Mielczarek 25.01.1983 196 cm SF
Poland Maciej Kucharek 20.07.1993 205 cm PF
United States A. J. Walton 28.12.1990 185 cm SG
Poland Radosław Wudarski 17.01.1997 189 cm PG
Poland Mikołaj Witliński 02.12.1995 207 cm PF/C
Poland Szymon Łukasiak 03.09.1987 205 cm C

Former rosters[edit]

A list of former players of former rosters of Koszalin, starting from the 2003–04 season.

2013–14

Staff: Zoran Sretenović/Gasper Okorn/Igor Milicić (head coach)

Roster: Darrell Harris, Cezary Trybański, LaceDarius Dunn, Piotr Dąbrowski, Krzysztof Szubarga, Artur Mielczarek, Bartłomiej Wołoszyn, Maciej Raczyński, Jeff Robinson, Przemysław Wrona, Paweł Czubak.

Left during the season: Zoran Sretenović (head coach), Gasper Okorn (head coach), Rafał Bigus, Oded Brandwein, Zbigniew Białek, Sek Henry, Dragan Labović, Raymond Sykes.

2012–13

Staff: Teo Cizmić/Zoran Sretenović (head coach), Piotr Ignatowicz (assistant coach)

Roster: Darrell Harris, Rafał Bigus, Igor Milicić, Rob Jones, Paweł Leończyk, Łukasz Wiśniewski, Artur Mielczarek, Bartłomiej Wołoszyn, Mateusz Bieg, Sek Henry, Paweł Śpica, Robert Gibaszek.

Left during the season: Teo Cizmić, Michael Kuebler, Jeff Robinson, Robert Skibniewski, Cameron Bennerman.

2011–12

Staff: Tomasz Herkt/Andrej Urlep (head coach), David Dedek (assistant coach)

Roster: Jeremy Montgomery, Rafał Bigus, Igor Milicić, George Reese, Mateusz Jarmakowicz, Callistus Eziukwu, LaMont McIntosh, Kamil Łączyński, Mateusz Bieg, Piotr Pamuła, Greg Surmacz, Marcin Dutkiewicz.

Left during the season: Tomasz Herkt (coach), Marshall Strickland, Mateusz Bartosz, Stefhon Hannah, Marko Lekić.

2010–11

Staff: Charles Barton/Mariusz Karol (head coach after 3 matches), Wojciech Królik (assistant coach)

Roster: Winsome Frazier, Mateusz Bartosz, Igor Milicić, George Reese, Grzegorz Arabas, Mirosław Łopatka, Grady Reynolds, Slavisa Bogavac, Mateusz Bieg, Tomasz Śnieg, Robert Gibaszek

Left during the season: Charles Barton (coach), Sharaud Curry, Aleksander Perka, Marquise Gray, Damien Kinloch and Marcin Sroka.

2009–10

Staff: Rade Mijanović (head coach)/Mariusz Karol (head coach after 8 matches), Wojciech Królik (assistant coach)

Roster: Michael Kuebler, Dante Swanson, Piotr Urbański, Igor Milicić, George Reese, Grzegorz Arabas, Vladimir Tica, Adam Metelski, Mirko Kovač, Greg Surmacz, Sebastian Balcerzak, Tomasz Stępień

Left during the season: Rade Mijanović (coach), Gediminas Navickas, Łukasz Wiśniewski, Łukasz Diduszko.

2008–09

Staff: Dariusz Szczubiał (head coach)/Jeff Nordgaard (head coach after 4 matches), Leszek Doliński (assistant coach)

Roster: Jeff Nordgaard, Dante Swanson, Javier Mojica, Igor Milicić, George Reese, Ime Oduok, Grzegorz Arabas, Przemysław Łuszczewski, Adam Metelski, Paweł Bogdan, Łukasz Diduszko, Michał Strach, Piotr Urbański

2007–08

Staff: Dariusz Szczubiał (head coach), Leszek Doliński (assistant coach)

Roster: Jeff Nordgaard, Rafał Stolarek, Mariusz Bacik, Darryl James Thompson, Phil Goss, Chris Burns, Denis Korszuk, Grzegorz Arabas, Przemysław Łuszczewski, George Reese

2006–07

Staff: Arkadiusz Koniecki (head coach), Leszek Doliński (asstistant coach)

Roster: Sebastian Balcerzak, Paweł Bogdan, Vladimir Colić, Josh Gomes, Michael Haynes, Chris Hunter, Brahima Konare, Denis Korszuk, Mateusz Mruczkowski, Łukasz Seweryn, Brandon Spann, Dawid Witos

2005–06

Staff: Piotr Baran, (head coach), Leszek Doliński (assistant coach)

Roster: Dariusz Aziewicz, Sebastian Balcerzak, Paweł Bogdan, Steffon Bradford, Chudney Gray, Paweł Kowalczuk, Grzegorz Radwan, Milos Sporar, Maciej Stefanowski, Garnett Thompson, Krzysztof Wiechowski, Dawid Witos

2004–05

Staff: Jarosław Zyskowski/Jacek Gembal (head coach)

Roster: Sebastian Balcerzak, Paweł Bogdan, Tomasz Briegmann, Tomasz Dąbrowski, Chudney Gray, Paweł Kowalczuk, Marek Miszczuk, Marcin Sroka, Jamal Thomas, Sasa Vukas, Krzysztof Wiechowski, Jovan Zdravković

2003–04

Staff: Jerzy Olejniczak (head coach)

Roster: Sebastian Balcerzak, Paweł Bogdan, Tomasz Briegmann, Brant Darby, Tomasz Dąbrowski, Andrzej Karaś, Robert Klocek, Paweł Koczan, Paweł Kowalczuk, Mirosław Rajkowski, Bartłomiej Tomaszewski, Souleymane Wane, Krzysztof Wiechowski

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