Andrea Gardini

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Andrea Gardini
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Personal information
NationalityItaly Italian
Born (1965-10-01) 1 October 1965 (age 55)
Bagnacavallo, Italy
Height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Coaching information
Current teamPoland Jastrzębski Węgiel
Previous teams coached
YearsTeams
2007–2011
2011–2013
2014–2017
2017–2019
2019–2020
2021–
Italy (AC)
Poland (AC)
AZS Olsztyn
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Gas Sales Piacenza
Jastrzębski Węgiel
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
Career
YearsTeams
1982–1983
1984–1986
1986–1988
1988–1990
1990–1993
1993–1999
1999–2001
2001–2003
2003–2004
Italy Porto Ravenna Volley
Italy CUS Torino Pallavolo
Italy Zinella Volley
Italy Volley Treviso
Italy Porto Ravenna Volley
Italy Volley Treviso
Italy M. Roma Volley
Italy Modena Volley
Italy Volley Piacenza
National team
1986–2000 Italy (418)

Andrea Gardini (born 1 October 1965) is an Italian volleyball coach and former volleyball player, silver and bronze medallist of the Olympic Games, three–time World Champion (1990, 1994, 1998), four–time European Champion (1989, 1993, 1995, 1999), seven–time Italian Champion, current head coach of Jastrzębski Węgiel. Gardini was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Personal life[edit]

His son Davide (born 1999), is also a volleyball player.

Career as coach[edit]

In 2011 he was a coach assistant of Poland men's national volleyball team, when a head coach was Andrea Anastasi. In 2011 he won with this national team three medals. On July 10, 2011 achieved bronze of World League 2011.[1] On September 18, 2011 Poland led by Anastasi and Gardini won bronze of European Championship 2011.[2] In the same year, in December his team achieved silver at World Cup 2011 and was qualified for the Olympic Games 2012.[3] For the first time in the history Polish national team won three medals in one year. On July 8, 2012 his team won the final match of World League 2012 against United States (3-0).[4][5] In 2012 Polish team led by them took the 5th place at the Olympic Games London 2012.[6] In October 2013 Anastasi and Gardini were dismissed as coaches of the Polish national team.[7] On December 22, 2014 he was appointed a new head coach of Polish club Indykpol AZS Olsztyn.[8] In May 2015 he signed a new contract with club from Olsztyn.[9]

Sporting achievements[edit]

As a player[edit]

As a coach[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

State awards[edit]

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