Lucas Mondelo Lucas Mondelo

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Background/Bio

Lucas Mondelo is a Spanish professional coach born in Barcelona in 1967 who has had an unbelievable career at the highest level, achieving by far more success than any other european coach in the last 10 years.

Lucas Mondelo had his first professional experiences in Spanish Liga Femenina 2, coaching Viladecans, Nácex Jovent and finally promoted with Olesa to Spanish First Division where he finished in Liga Femenina seventh, fifth and eight positions and reached the Queen´s Cup Semifinals.

In the 2009 summer, Lucas Mondelo won the Silver Medal with the U19 Spanish National Team in the World Championship played in Thailand, defeating a USA team with Nneka Ogwumike, Skylar Diggins, Kelsey Bone and Shenise Johnson in the first rounds and winning all the games until losing in the Final to this USA team.

In the 2010 summer, Lucas Mondelo was another Silver Medal, this time in the U20 European Championship, again winning all games except the Final with Russia (75-74).

Lucas Mondelo signed with Perfumerías Avenida in the 2010/11 season and he had an incredible year, becoming Spanish Supercup Champion, Spanish League Champion and Euroleague Champion.

In the 2011 summer, Lucas Mondelo coached again the U20 Spanish National Team and he won the Gold Medal in the European Championship played in Serbia.

Lucas Mondelo extended his contract with Perfumerías Avenida in the 2011/12 season and he completed a run of 38 consecutive wins in Spanish League and in Euroleague (from October 18, 2010 until 25/11/2011), including wins against Galatasaray, Spartak Mosckow (2), Wisla Krakow (2), Ros Casares (4), CCC, Tarbes (2), Rivas (2) and Nadezhda.

Perfumerías Avenida could not keep their main players and after building a roster with 7 new players, Lucas Mondelo won the European Supercup against Ramla (95-72) and the Spanish Supercup against Rivas (77-65).

In March 2012, Lucas Mondelo won the Spanish Cup, defeating Ros CAsares who, at that time, had probably the best roster ever built in Europe (Maya Moore, Lauren Jackson, Sancho Lyttle, Yacobou, Palau, Domínguez, Vesela, Shay Murphy, Ann Wauters..) and that won the League and the Euroleague in that season. With the Spanish Cup, Lucas Mondelo had won his 7th trophy in 2 years and had won everything that a Spanish coach can win in a Spanish team.

In May 2012, Lucas Mondelo was appointed as Spanish National Team Coach and qualified Spain for the 2013 European Championship.

In the 2012/13 season, Lucas Mondelo signed in China with the Shanxi Riu Flame and together with Maya Moore and César Rupérez he won the Chinese League, which was a huge overperformance with a roster that was coming from 2nd division and had no Chinese international player.

In the 2013 summer, Lucas Mondelo won the Gold Medal in the European Championship played in France and he was unbeaten during all the tournament and defeated France in the Final.

Lucas returned to China in the 2013/14 season and he won again the Chinese League with the Shanxi Riu Flame, tying the historical record for most consecutive wins in Chinese League and being named as coach of the North team in the All Star Garme.

In October 2014, Lucas Mondelo won the Silver Medal in the World Championship played in Turkey, losing the Final against the United States and breaking a 32 consecutive win streak with the Spanish National Team.

In the 2014/15 season, Lucas Mondelo extended his contract with the Shanxi Riu Flame and won his third consecutive Chinese League.

In the 2015 summer, Lucas Mondelo won the Bronze Medal with the Spanish National Team in the European Championship played Hungary, defeating Belarus (74-58) in the Bronze Medal game.

After coaching for a 4th season the Shanxi Riu Flame, Lucas Mondelo won the Silver Medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Lucas Mondelo returned to Europe in the 2016/17 season and he signed in Russia with Dynamo Kursk. Again, Lucas was very successful and he won his second Euroleague, not losing any game in the whole competition. Also, his Dynamo Kursk played the Russian League and the Russian Cup Finals.

In the 2017 summer, Lucas Mondelo won the Gold Medal in the European Championship played in Czech Republic.

Lucas Mondelo extended his contract with Dynamo Kursk in the 2017/18 season and he won the European Supercup against Yakin Dogu and the Russian Cup.

Career

CLUBS

2017/18 Head Coach Dynamo Kursk (Russia - Euroleague)

2016/17 Head Coach Dynamo Kursk (Russia - Euroleague)

2015/16 Head Coach Shanxi Riu Flame (China)

2014/15 Head Coach Shanxi Riu Flame (China)

2013/14 Head Coach Shanxi Riu Flame (China)

2012/13 Head Coach Shanxi Riu Flame (China)

2011/12 Head Coach Perfumerías Avenida (Spain - Euroleague)

2010/11 Head Coach Perfumerías Avenida (Spain - Euroleague)

2009/10 Head Coach Olesa (Spain - D1)

2008/09 Head Coach Olesa (Spain -D1)

NATIONAL TEAMS

2017 Head Coach Spanish National Team

2016 Head Coach Spanish National Team

2015 Head Coach Spanish National Team

2014 Head Coach Spanish National Team

2013 Head Coach Spanish National Team

2012 Head Coach Spanish National Team

2011 Head Coach U20 Spanish National Team

2010 Head Coach U20 Spanish National Team

2009 Head Coach U19 Spanish National Team

Achievements/Awards

  • Russian Cup Champion 2017/18
  • European Super Cup Champion 2017/18
  • Kursk Governor Cup Champion 2017/18
  • Gold Medal in 2017 European Championship
  • Russian League Finalist 2016/17
  • Euroleague Champion 2016/17
  • Russian Cup Finalist 2016/17
  • Kursk Governor Cup Champion 2016/17
  • Silver Medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
  • Bronze Medal in the 2015 European Championship
  • Chinese League Champion 2014/15
  • Coach in Chinese League All Star 2014/15
  • Chinese League - Regular Season Champion 2014/15
  • Silver Medal in the 2014 World Championship
  • Chinese League Champion 2013/14
  • Chinese League - Regular Season Champion 2013/14
  • Gold Medal in 2013 European Championship
  • Best Coach in European Championship 2013
  • Chinese League Champion 2012/13
  • Coach of the Year in Chinese League 2013,2014,2015
  • Spanish Queen's Cup Champion 2011/12
  • European Super cup Champion 2011/12
  • Spanish Super Cup Champion 2011/12
  • Coach of the Year in Europe 2010/11
  • Gold Medal in U20 European Championship 2011
  • Spanish League Champion 2010/11
  • Euroleague Champion 2010/11
  • Silver Medal in U20 European Championship 2010
  • Silver Medal in U19 World Championship 2009