Chris Caird – Head Coach
FSu basketball academy head coach Christopher Caird was born in England, and came to Iceland originally in 2007 when the FSu basketball academy was recently founded 2 years previously. He studied at the Academy for two years and went on to study at Marshalltown Community College in the United States for two years, then moved to NCAA Division 1 Drake University. While playing at Marshalltown he was voted an „Academic All American“ and was an „All American nominee“ after leading the nation in conference scoring and considered one of the top 5 players of the year in the USA.
Chris graduated in environmental science from Drake University in the spring of 2015 and then made his way back to Selfoss. He played with FSU in the Dominos League 2015-2016 season. In the spring of 2016 he signed with Tindastóll and was with the team until spring 2018. Injuries cut his playing career short, but transitioned into coaching with Tindastóll in his last year there. Selfoss Karfa then hired him as head coach of the men’s club and as assistant coach at the basketball academy. In the spring of 2019, Chris took over as head coach of the Academy.
Chris has considerable experience in training young players. He led, among other things, the FSU youth group and junior class trainings at Hrunamenn in 2015-2016, he was also the youth teams head coach at Tindastóll in 2016-2018, and has taught at various basketball camps for teenagers in the US, Portugal and Iceland. He was an assistant coach for Tindastóll when they won the KKi National cup in 2018. For the Tindastóll youth he was head coach of the under 16 girls and under 20 boys, taking both teams to cup finals in 2017 and 2018. Chris has in recent years attended the training courses that have been offered in this country, as well as courses abroad.