René Spandauw

Name: Spandauw First Name: René
Date of birth: # Nationality: dutch
Home Town: Saarlouis, Germany Closest int. Airport: Frankfurt

           2016-2017: SV Halle Lions D1 (Germany-DBBL) women Team
           2015-2016: SV Halle Lions D1(Germany-DBBL) women team

  • Head Coach National Women´s Team of the Netherlands 20 and Under, 2012. 4th place at European Championships, highest finish ever for a Dutch under 20 team, record in the tournament 5-4
  • Head Coach National Women´s Team of the Netherlands 18 and Under, 2011 (resigned due to health reasons)
  • Head Coach Saarlouis Royals, Germany´s Top League (DBBL) 2004-currently; updated overall record over the past 6 seasons 172-70 (70% winning percentage)
  • 2014-15  Saarlouis, Germany D1
  • 2013-14  Saarlouis, Germany D1
    2012-2013 record 27-3, Champion of 2nd division and made the semi-finals of National Cup (1st team ever in 2nd league to achieve that feat)
    2011-2012 overall record 4-18
    2010-2011 overall record 21-20, 3rd place in German League, 2nd round Euro Cup
    2009-2010 overall record 39-11 (25-6 German League, 5-0 German Cup, 9-5 Euro Cup), German Champion , winner of German Cup, reached semi Final of Euro Cup on team´s 1st participation; average age of team´s players 21.5 yrs;
    2008-2009 overall record 29-6, German Champion, winner of German Cup, youngest team in the league (average age at start of season 20.7 yrs)
    2007-2008 overall record 27-6, winner of German Cup, losers of play off finals, youngest team in the league (average age 21.3 yrs)
    2006-2007 overall record 25-6, 3rd place in Cup Competition, 3rd place in League play offs
    2005-2006: record 19-16; made semi finals of play offs; Winner of Silver medal in the League Cup
    2004-2005: record 17-12, Winner of Silver medal in the League Cup
    Euro Cup 2004-2005, record 4-4; group winner and eliminated in round of 16
  • Assistant Coach National Senior Women´s Team of the Netherlands, 2010
  • Head Coach National Women´s Team Germany 16 and under, 2005 and 2009
  • DBBL Coach of the Year 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010  as voted by league representatives and media
  • Eurobasket Coach of the Year in Germany, 2008-2009 based on internet voting
  • Coach of the Year in ANY sport in the state of Saarland, Germany, 2008
  • Assistant Coach University of Southern Mississippi, 2003-2004
  • Head Coach Eisvögel Freiburg, DBBL, 2001 – 2003, overall record 29-27
    Cup Finalist in 2002
  •  International (European) Scout for the Miami Sol of the WNBA, 2000-2003
  • International (European) Scout for the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA, 1999-2000
  • Internship in coaching with the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA, 1998
  • Winner of Leo van der Kar Award; most talented basketball coach of the Netherlands, 1998
  • Head coach of the Women’s National Junior Team of the Netherlands 18 and under,
    1993- 2001
  • Voluntary Assistant coach, St. Joseph’s (IN) University men’s team, 1995
  • Assistant coach with the Dutch Women’s National Team, 1991 and 1996
  • Head coach, Celeritas Groningen, 1992-1994, records: overall 33-29,
    year by year 13-17, 20-12
  • Voluntary Assistant coach, Texas A&M University men’s team, 1992
  • Head coach, B.V. Groningen, 1990-1991, Coaching record: 6-16 (resigned prior to end of season)
  • Head coach and vice president of youth basketball, Computerij Meppel, 1989-1990, record: 27-4
  • Head coach and vice president of youth basketball, HSV Basketball, 1983-1989
    records 111-39, year by year 8-12, 20-5, 21-4, 13-13, 23-4, 26-2 (and #3 nationally)
  • Appointed head coach of inaugural Nike Euro Camp for Girls, 1998 (camp then was canceled by Nike)
  • Head Coach at the National Basketball Camp of the Netherlands, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Teacher for the Dutch Basketball Federation in Coaches’ education
  • Coach and speaker at approximately 40 basketball summer camps in the United States
  • Speaker at coaches´ clinics in the Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland and France


  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Masters Degree in Sport Administration with an emphasis on Sport Management
  • State University Groningen, 1996; degree in Sports Management
  • PTH, Utrecht, 1990; educated to serve as a teacher, emphasis on pedagogy, methods of teaching, psychology, educational appliances, social skills
  • National Basketball Federation of the Netherlands, 1979; diploma basketball coach “B”, currently the highest coaching degree in the Netherlands
  • Heymans College Groningen, 1979; Diploma in English, Dutch, German, Science, Economics, Mathematics

  • Dutch Federation of Sport Management (NVMS)

  • Fluent in Dutch, English and German, also speaking and understanding basic French