|21 December 2011|
EUROBASKET WOMEN 2013
|Andreas Wagner has already years of experience as a coach, despite his just 35 years of age |
The German Basketball Federation has appointed Andreas Wagner as the new head coach of their women's national team.
The 35-year old Wagner was appointed following the resignation of Bastian Wernthaler, who steered Germany to a last-minute participation at EuroBasket Women this summer.
Wernthaler, who is only a part-time coach, had said he could not find the time in his schedule to stay at the helm for another campaign.
Wagner, who was let go by Beko-BBL side BBC Bayreuth after a rocky start to the season, has experience in coaching women's teams from his time in the USA, when he served as an assistant coach at Marymount College.
In Europe, Wagner has coached men's teams in Luxembourg's and Germany's 2nd and 1st Division, being named coach of the year in Germany's Pro A (2nd division) twice.
"I am very much looking forward to my new function with the DBB women and I am proud to be able to work for Germany," Wagner commented on the German Federation's website.
"I can't wait to start.
"I believe that there are several strong players who will be able to help us in this difficult Group."
Germany will take on Spain, Sweden, Romania and Bulgaria in Group D of the EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round.