Greek Division 1 Men’s Basketball Coach
Giorgos kalafatakis was born in Hania, Crete on November 9, 1958. He played for Ambelokipous, Ionikos, and Apollon and his coaching career began in the 1984-85 season when he became the coach of Ambelokipoi Basketball Club. After a year’s break, he returned to the same team and stunned everyone when in six years the team was promoted through six divisions and finally into the Division 1 Professional League- a feat done by no other coach until now!
From 1995-1998 he was the coach of Iraklion; in 1998 he moved on to AEK, to Dafni for 1999-2000, Apollon Patron in 2000-2001, and others. Recently ha has coached a number of Division 1 Professional teams, such as PAOK, Iraklis, and Panellinios.