Bill Magarity

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William John "Bill" Magarity (born May 18, 1952 in Philadelphia ) is an American / Swedish basketball coach and former player. He worked for the German Bundesliga club Braunschweig and the Austrian Bundesliga club Wörthersee Piraten , among others .



Magarity played basketball at Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia, the city of his birth, and at the University of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 . Then the 1.98-meter-tall winger moved to the professional camp and played from 1983 to 1993 for the Swedish first division club Södertälje BBK (from 1990 to 1993 as a player-coach) and in the 1993/94 season for the Norrköping Dolphins (also Sweden). During his playing career, Magarity took Swedish citizenship and was appointed to the national team of the Scandinavian country. He played 102 caps for Sweden. As a player, he was also five times Swedish champion.


After coaching stations (partly as a player-coach) at the Swedish first division club Södertälje (1990-1993) and Stockholm Capitals (1993-1995), Magarity moved to Germany and in the 1995/96 game year held the coaching position at TG Landshut in the basketball league . He went to the Bundesliga competitor Braunschweig and led the Lower Saxony 1996/97 and 1997/98 in the championship round. At the same time, the relationship between Margarity and parts of the Braunschweig team turned out to be difficult: at his instigation, Braunschweig parted ways with the audience favorites Scooter Barry and Douglas Spradley during the summer break of 1998 . In March 1999, Magarity was dismissed in Braunschweig. Shortly before, club owner Richard Hartwig had publicly accused him of deficiencies in team management, among other things, and there had been a rift between Magarity and playmaker Kenny Atkinson . From 1999 to 2001 he coached the Swedish club Plannja Basket and led the team to the title of Swedish champions in 2000, and between 2002 and 2004 he worked as a coach for the Saudi Arabian clubs Ittihad and Al Ahli for one year.

In the course of the 2004/05 game he took up the post of coach at the Austrian Bundesliga club Wörthersee Piraten and remained in office until 2006. He led the pirates twice in the championship round. From December 2007 to the end of the 2007/08 season he was the head coach of the German second division club BV Chemnitz 99 on the bench. At the beginning of the 2008/09 season, Magarity coached the Ukrainian superleague club BK Budiwelnyk Kiew for a few months , from 2009 he was sports director at Södertälje BBK, in the 2012/13 season he headed the women's team of Telge Basketball in Sweden's first division.


In Sweden, Magarity met his wife Ann-Marie (called Ammi), who also played basketball and played for Sweden's national team. Daughter Regan and son Will followed in their parents' footsteps and pursued competitive careers in basketball. In total, Bill Magarity and his wife Ammi have five children.


In 1990 he received the award as Sportsman of the Year in the city of Södertälje. In 1990 and 1992 he was named coach of the year in Sweden's first division.

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ Men's Basketball - History - All-Time Starters. Retrieved January 1, 2018 .
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  5. Bill är redo att ta över hos Dolphins . March 10, 2007 ( [accessed January 1, 2018]).
  6. Tobias Feuerhahn: Braunschweig chooses: The best head coach . In: SEEN magazine . January 9, 2016 ( [accessed January 1, 2018]). Braunschweig chooses: The best head coach ( memento of the original from January 1, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. Henning Brand: Bill Magarity: Successful despite friction with the team . In: Ute Berndt, Henning Brand, Ingo Hoffmann, Christoph Matthies (eds.): Dunke-Schön. 25 years of the 1st Bundesliga basketball team in Braunschweig . Klartext Verlag, 2015, ISBN 978-3-8375-1505-3 , p. 111 .
  8. Bill Magarity lämnar Plannja . In: Aftonbladet . ( [accessed January 1, 2018]).
  9. STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft mbH: Basketball: New boss for pirates . In: . ( [accessed on January 1, 2018]).
  10. New trainer for NINERS . December 24, 2007 ( [accessed January 1, 2018]).
  12. LinkedIn. Retrieved January 1, 2018 .
  13. ^ Sveriges Radio: Magarity får träna Telge - P4 Stockholm. Retrieved January 1, 2018 .
  14. ^ Johan Nylander: Sweden: 'A world of talent, a world of options'. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 1, 2018 ; Retrieved January 1, 2018 (UK English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  15. :: Women's Basketball :: Regan Magarity. Retrieved January 1, 2018 .
  16. Will Magarity - 2015-16 Men's Basketball Roster - Davidson College. Retrieved January 1, 2018 .
  17. ^ Dave Magarity - The Most Portly and Stout Site on the Web. Retrieved January 1, 2018 .