Ted Rodopoulos




Ted Rodopoulos started basketball at the age of 12 for YMCA of Thessaloniki and moved to ARIS. He was a member of the U-18, U-21, Men and ARMY National Teams. He quit playing while he was still a National Team player at the age of 24 to begin his coaching carrier.

His first coaching job was with the YMCA of Thessaloniki junior teams and after he moved to Olympus 40 Ekklision of Thessaloniki. After coaching Olympus Ted Rodopoulos returned to YMCA in order to take over the men's team and stayed there for 10 straight years (1965-1975)! His contribution was crutial in making YMCA the best basketball team in Thessaloniki for five years in a row.

He then moved to the USA where he attended classes of Coaching Psychology, Youth Player Development and Basketball Coaching in Springfield CollegeOn his comeback YMCA played head to head for the championship against PAOK of Thessaloniki and Olimpiakos Piraeus!

After YMCA Ted Rodopoulos took over Iraklis, Democritus and PAOK of Thessaloniki. At the same time he was a Head Coach for the Young National Teams for six years and won a 2nd place European Championship with the U-16 National Team.

His last job as a Head Coach in a pro basketball team was with Iralkis of Thessaloniki on his second time with the team.

In 1983 he introduce Greece with its 1st EVER Basketball Camp, SALONICA BASKETBALL CAMP, better known as S.B.C., and as a "continuation" of the camp Coach Ted created his  Basketball Academy "ASTERIA" (THE STARS) that teaches basketball in a very unique way, something that made the academy famous about all over Greece.

In 2018 S.B.C. made it to its 36th year and "ASTERIA" has brought up 14 International Players the last 12 years!

Coach Ted is a member of the N.A.B.C. since 1978 and visits the States at least four times a year to attend Coaches' Clinics, team camps in NBA and NCAA, NCAA's Final Four and the All-Star Game.











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