Tuomas Iisalo

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Tuomas Iisalo
Crailsheim Merlins
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1982-07-29) 29 July 1982 (age 37)
Helsinki, Finland
Listed height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight89 kg (196 lb)
Career information
Playing career2000–2014
PositionShooting guard
Coaching career2014–present
Career history
As player:
2003–2006Espoon Honka
2009–2011Espoon Honka
2011–2012Torpan Pojat
2012–2014Espoon Honka
As coach:
2014–2015Tapiolan Honka
2015–presentCrailsheim Merlins
2014Finland U-20
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Tuomas Iisalo (born 29 July 1982) is a Finnish retired basketball player and current coach. He currently is the head coach of Crailsheim Merlins. Standing at 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in), Iisalo played as shooting guard during his playing career. He also played for the Finnish national basketball team.

Coaching career[edit]

After the end of his playing career he was appointed as head coach of Tapiolan Honka and was an assistant with Finland U15.[1] In March 2016, he signed with Crailsheim Merlins.[2] With the team, he promoted from the ProA to the Basketball Bundesliga.[3]

In the 2017–18 season, Crailsheim promoted to the BBL once again as the season's runners-up.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Crailsheim Merlins - Herzlich Willkommen, Tuomas Iisalo!" (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ Südwest Presse Online-Dienste GmbH (2016-03-15), "Ingo Enskat über sein Aus und den neuen Merlins-Coach", swp.de (in German), retrieved 2017-03-13
  3. ^ Südwest Presse Online-Dienste GmbH (2016-04-14), "Tuomas Iisalo bleibt Headcoach der Merlins", swp.de (in German), retrieved 2017-03-13
  4. ^ "2. Basketball-Bundesliga | RASTA Vechta ist ProA Meister 17/18 – neuer Außenauftritt der 2. Liga ab Juli 2018" (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  5. ^ "2. Basketball-Bundesliga | Aufstieg für Vechta & Crailsheim" (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-06.