Maccabi Hunter Haifa Name Lior Engelman Assistant Coach

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The Maccabi Hunter Haifa professional basketball team announced today they have hired Lior Engelman as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.

Engelman, 38, was assistant coach for Ironi Ramat Gan in the second division during the 2015-16 season. From 2012-15, he served three seasons as assistant coach with Ironi Nahariya (two seasons in the second division and one season in the first division).

A native of Kiryat Bialik, Israel, Engelman is well known in northern Israel after serving four seasons as head coach for Haifa’s prestigious Leo Baeck high school from 2012-16, guiding the team from the second division to the first division in 2013.

A certified physical trainer, Engelman is currently working on his Ph.D in special education at Varna Free University.