Oded Kattash

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Oded Kattash
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Oded Kattash in 2015.
Hapoel Eilat
Position Head coach
League Israeli League
Personal information
Born (1974-10-10) October 10, 1974 (age 42)
Giv'atayim, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Listed height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Career information
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Playing career 1991–2004
Coaching career 2004–present
Career history
As player:
1991–1992 Maccabi Darom
1992–1993 Maccabi Ramat Gan
1994–1995 Hapoel Galil Elyon
1995–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1999–2001; Panathinaikos
As coach:
2004–2007 Hapoel Galil Elyon
2007–2008 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2008–2010 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2010–present Israel (assistant)
2010–2011 Hapoel Jerusalem
2012–2014 Hapoel Eilat
2014–2015 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2015–present Hapoel Eilat
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Oded Kattash (Hebrew: עודד קטש‎‎, born October 10, 1974) is an Israeli basketball coach and former player. He has coached seven teams in his career, also being assistant coach for Israel. Since November 2015 he has returned to coach Hapoel Eilat B.C..[1] As a player, he won the Euroleague title in the 1999–2000 season while playing with Panathinaikos.

Playing career[edit]

He is 194 cm (6'4 3/8") tall and he played as a point guard. When he was 9 years old he joined the junior department of Maccabi Tel Aviv. He played for Maccabi Darom (Which was Maccabi Tel Aviv's farm team at the time), Maccabi Ramat Gan, and Hapoel Galil Elyon, before returning in 1995 to Maccabi Tel Aviv to join the senior team. With Macabbi's senior team he won 4 Israeli Championships and 2 Israeli Cups.

He played at the Eurobasket 1997 European Championship with the Israeli national basketball team, scoring 22 points per game during the tournament. He subsequently agreed to play with the New York Knicks, but he never actually played in the NBA because of the 1998-99 NBA season lockout that started on July 1, 1998.

Eventually, he signed a three-year contract with Panathinaikos BC. In the 2000 Euroleague final game he scored 17 points against his former team Maccabi Tel Aviv to win the Euroleague Championship with Panathinaikos. His career ended prematurely a few months later when he suffered a serious knee injury.

Coaching career[edit]

Oded Kattash coaching (2003)

After Kattash retired from playing he took up basketball coaching, and first coached Hapoel Galil Elyon. He was the coach of Macabbi Tel Aviv from summer of 2007 until January 1, 2008, when he resigned.[2]

Shortly after he returned to Galil Elyon, Kattash helped the team stay in the first division. In 2009 he remained with Galil, leading them against the odds to the Israeli League final four, and coming within a last shot of knocking out Maccabi Tel Aviv in the semifinal. In 2010, he won the Israeli championship with Galil after a win over Maccabi in the finals.

In June 2010, Kattash was appointed as Hapoel Jerusalem BC head coach, signing a three-year contract.[3]

On June 21, 2012, Oded Kattash was appointed head coach of Hapoel Eilat B.C., as the team was re-included to the Israeli Premier League for the 2012-13 season.[4]

On June 27, 2014, at the end of his contract Kattash signed a three-year coach Hapoel Tel Aviv. On November 3, 2015 was dismissed, after only four games, after three consecutive losses.

He subsequently returned to Hapoel Eilat.[1]


  • Kattash is known to have different-coloured Irises, a condition known as heterochromia of the irises (heterochromia iridis).


  1. ^ a b "הפועל אילת: עודד קטש חתם". Israel Hayom (in Hebrew). 12 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Arbel, Tel Aviv, Yarone (1 January 2008). "Maccabi bench: Kattash resigns, Sherf in". euroleague.net. Euroleague. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Last, Jeremy (15 June 2010). "Local Hoops: Hapoel J'lem signs Katash for 3-year stint". Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Gellar, Raphael (11 October 2012). "Israeli Basketball Preview 2012-2013". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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