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Evgeny Gomelsky (Russia)
Born on December 26, 1938, in Leningrad (current Saint Petersburg), Russia.
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Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September 12, 2010.


  • Dynamo Volgograd men's team: 1963-1968
  • Dynamo Moscow: 1968-1992 (during this period he alternated the following positions: head coach of the men's team, head coach of the women's team and chief coach of the whole Dynamo organisation and structure -thus meaning that he had a technical supervisory and advisory role on all the coaches from the different Russian cities where there are Dynamo clubs-)
  • Elitzur Holon: 1992-1994
  • C.B. Godella: 1995-1996
  • Dynamo Moscow men's team: 1994-1995

Club Highlights

  • Assistant coach of the USSR Women's National Team: 1986-1988
  • Head coach of the USSR/CIS/Russian Women's National Team: 1988-1992 and 1999-2000
  • Head coach of the Israeli Women's National Team: 1993

National Team

  • Olympic Gold medalist in Barcelona 1992 (with the Commonwealth of Independent States/as head coach)
  • 2 times Silver medalist in the World Championships for Women: Moscow 1986 (with the USSR/as assistant coach) and Germany 1998 (with Russia/as head coach)
  • Olympic Bronze medalist in Seoul 1988 (with the USSR/as assistant coach)
  • 3 times European Champion for Women (with the USSR): Spain 1987 (as assistant coach), Varna 1989 (as head coach) and Tel Aviv 1991 (as head coach)
  • Bronze medalist in the 1999 European Championships for Women in Katowice (with Russia/as head coach)
  • Silver medallist in the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle (with the USSR/as head coach)

Individual Highlights

  • Received the title of Honored Coach of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) in 1967
  • Honored Coach of the USSR in 1977
  • Co-Founder (together with his sibling Alexander) and President of the Gomelsky Brothers Basketball Academy
  • President of Dynamo Moscow since 2001