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Dimitiris Floros

 

 
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Dimitiris Floros, born in Thessaloniki in 1956, had his first contact with Volleyball at the age of 15 in the club of CHANTH (XANO). Floros was a member of the national junior menís team from 1975 and the national team as a setter, playing 83 matches.

In 1984, Floros undertook the coaching of the development center for the national womenís team in Thessaloniki and two months later succeeded Dionysis Merkatis as the head coach. He led the team to their first ever qualification for the European Championship finals in 1985. But his greatest successes were reaching the 1991 European Championship semifinals and capturing a place in the Mediterranean Games, in Greece in 1991. That same year he withdrew from the team to coach at club level for five years.

His return as coach of the national team in 1999 saw Greece reach the final phase of the 2001 European Championship and the finals of the 2002 World Championships in Germany for the first time ever, where they finished 10th amongst 24 teams. After being replaced by Giannis Nikolakis in December, 2003, Floros returned in July for his third time in charge.