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.