April 12, 1986|
|Last updated: July 19, 2014|
Ferhat Akbaş (born April 12, 1986) is a Turkish volleyball coach and former volleyball player. He is 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall. He is the manager of CSM București and the Japan women's national team. He also trained Turkey Women (2009-2016).
At first Akbaş wanted to become a basketball player, however as he missed the date of the qualification, found himself in volleyball. He played volleyball in Marmara College and Arçelik volleyball clubs. Ferhat Akbaş was a member of the Turkey men's national volleyball team. His career as a player did not last long as he chose to pursue a coaching career.
He began his technical staff career as a statistics coach at Galatasaray women's volleyball team in 2004, and continued until 2006. The next season, he transferred to Türk Telekom Ankara to serve in the same position. His next post was the assistant coach of Lang Ping at Türk Telekom Ankara in the 2011–12 season. Then, he followed her to China, where he served from 2011 to 2012, and enjoyed champion title with Evergrande Hengda team. In the playing-free summer time, he went to Turkey to serve as statistics coach of Serbian-French Veljko Basic, who was the head coach of the Turkey men's volleyball team.
During his time in China, he received an offer from Vakıfbank women's team to serve as assistant coach of Giovanni Guidetti. In 2013, he became the assistant coach of Massimo Barbolini at Turkey women's national volleyball team.
At the age of only 28, he was appointed head coach of the Turkish women's national team, which won the gold medal at the 2014 Women's European Volleyball League. At the final match, he guided the Turkish team to victory against the German national team, which was coached by his former boss Giovanni Guidetti.
As assistant coach
- Winner (1):
- 2011–12 Chinese Volleyball League
- Winners (6):
- Runner-up (1):
- Winners (3):
- Runners-up (1)
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