Eric Alfasi

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Eric Alfasi
Ironi Nahariya
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born 1970 (age 46–47)
Netanya, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Career information
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008 Ironi Ashkelon
2008–2011 Maccabi Netanya
2011–2012 Ironi Ashkelon
2013–2014 Maccabi Ashdod
2015–present Ironi Nahariya

Eric Alfasi (Hebrew: אריק אלפסי‎; born 1970, in Netanya, Israel) is an Israeli professional basketball coach, and a former professional basketball player. He is currently the head coach of Ironi Nahariya.[1]


As a basketball player[edit]

In his youth he was a basketball player. He played for the team Maccabi Netanya. He also played a number of seasons in the senior side of the team. He retired in his late 20s.

As a coach[edit]

In 2002 he began to coach the youth team of Maccabi Netanya and in 2008 he made his debut as a senior coach as Ironi Ashkelon appointed him as their head coach.[2]

After an unsuccessful season with Ashkelon he made his return to Netanya, this time coaching the senior local team. In his first season with the team he won the Liga Leumit with a record of 33 wins and only 1 defeat. In his second season with the team he led them to the 2009–10 Israeli Final Four where they lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv and finished 4th. In his third season he led the team to the Israeli Basketball State Cup 2010–11 finals where they again lost to Tel Aviv.

In July 2011 he made his way back to Ironi Ashkelon as he signed a contract for one season.[3] On December 23, 2013 it was announced that he would replace Nati Cohen.[4] After one season he signed on to coach Ironi Nahariya.