Tomas Kersis
Age: 43 yrs
Nationality: Lithuanian
Role: Head Coach
Current team: -
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Tomas Keršis

Pušų g. 4 - 1, Kaunas, LT-45325, Lithuania
+370 603 62660;

42-year-old professional coach
Fluent in English, Russian and Lithuanian
10+ seasons elite youth & men’s team coaching experience
Pro player - 6 seasons, university player in the USA - 5 seasons

Playing Experience Summary:
•	As youth player grew up playing basketball in Kaunas basketball school.
•	Played college basketball in the NAIA & NCAA in the USA in the late 90’s.
•	Played professionally in Europe in the early 2000’s, including Lithuanian LKL league.

Professional Coaching Experience Summary:
•	Coached elite youth teams in the UK, Canada & Lithuania since 2007.
o	2011–2014 head coach at Š. Marčiulionis Academy in Vilnius, Lithuania.
o	2014–2018 ran own basketball club “Visi Kartu” in Vilnius, Lithuania.
♣	7 players selected to the Lithuanian Youth National teams (top 16).
o	Lithuanian U12, U13, U16 champion.
o	EYBL finalist with the club “Visi Kartu” number of times (2013–2017).
•	As many as 8 “Visi Kartu” club’s graduates are currently studying in the USA.
•	5 players played for the Lithuanian Youth National teams (U16, U18, U19).
•	Most notable players developed:
o	Deividas Sirvydis – Vilnius “Rytas”, 2019 NBA draft #37 (coached 2011-2014);
o	Dovydas Giedraitis – Madrid “Estudiantes” (coached 2011-2017);
o	Arnas Adomavičius – Kaunas “Žalgiris” youth (coached 2011-2018).
•	Presenter at numerous basketball coaching clinics in the Baltic Countries.
•	Coaching & running summer camps in Canada, Spain, Estonia and Lithuania.
•	2014–2017 men’s head coach of “Volfas Engelman” club, finalist of the SKL in 2016.
•	2018 men’s head coach of Kaunas “Žalgiris” junior team.
•	2018–2019 men’s head coach of Kaunas “Atletas” – bronze in the RKL.

Area of Expertise:
•	Program operations
•	Practice plans (yearly, monthly, weekly, daily)
•	Variety of game strategies
•	Player / talent evaluation
•	Player development – emphasis on high IQ & creativity on the court

•	2018–present student at Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania – M.Sc. International Basketball Coaching and Management
•	2014–2015 Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania – B.A. Pedagogy
•	1998–2000 Saint Vincent University – B.Sc. Business Finance... show moreless

2018 - 19
Kaunas "Atletas"
Lithuania, Senior,


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Languages spoken:
English, Russian, Lithuanian
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