Eric Gardow founded BE BASKETBALL alongside Coach Ben Smith in 2015 through a shared love for inspiring others. Eric was a true leader who inspired others through education, motivation and mentorship. Life blessed us all at BE BASKETBALL during our time with Eric as he shared multiple lessons with us, on and off the court.
Qualifications & accreditations:
- BSc in Special Education
- MS in Education from the United States.
- Over 25 years coaching experience
- USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach
- FIBA Coaching License
- Coached everyone from children to adults, amateurs to professionals in the
USA and Internationally at every level.
- Grassroots, High School, AAU and College/University level and professional/national teams.
Coach Eric’s professional coaching experience included:
- Over 5 years in the NCAA (USA)
- 2 years in Japan (BJL & NBL)
- 5 years in Qatar (Qatar National Olympic Committee)
- Head Coach of the Qatar Men’s National Basketball Team
Eric Gardow was an education and sports professional. He specialized in teaching, inspiring people to achieve their goals (on and off the court) and someone who would always assist in any school with sports programs including their PE curriculum (and more). He led several professional basketball teams throughout Asia and the Middle East.