Name: Marco van den Berg

Born: June 14 1965; Veenendaal, the Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch

Adress: Flurgarten 2, 54338 Schweich, Germany

Phone: 0049 15172895598 / 0049 6502936409

Email: vandenberg@godipa.de


Spouse: Katarina Barley

Daughter: Jasmine van den Berg (feb. 17 2007)



-All coaching diplomas issued by the NBB (Dutch basketball federation)

-A-license (highest diploma) issued by the DBB (German basketball federation)


-Fully licensed basketball teacher

-University education: History & Journalism (1987-1993)

Language skills:

-Fluent in Dutch, English, German

-Limited in French, Italian




Fulltime headcoach of clubteams since 1992 Dutch men’s National Team headcoach 2006-2008 


Company owner of executive coaching and management training “Perikles” 2005- 2015 ; Speaker and lecturer at different companies and institutions, varying from commercial banks, companies in entertainment or advertisement, to public institutions like departments of National Police, public schools and courts of Law.


-comparative philosophy





-outdoor sports




2020-2022: Gladiators-Trier (Germany pro A)

2018-2020: Orange Lions Academy Amsterdam (Dutch Basketball federation)

2015-2018: Gladiators-Trier (Germany pro A; built club back up to a contender from bankruptcy)

2013-2015: RTC-Noord youth Academy Groningen

2011-2013: BBC Bayreuth (BBL Germany)

2008-2011: Gasterra Flames Groningen (Dutch champions & Cup winner; first ever Euroleague-qualification round invitation by a Dutch club!)

2006-2008: Dutch National Men’s team (first place in qualifying round)

2005-2007: Omniworld Almere (Dutch first league)

2004: Sabbatical year; management coaching

2000-2004: Eiffeltowers Nijmegen (Dutch champion & cup winners; Dutch-Belgian cup winner; reached last 16 FIBA-cup, beating Le Mans, Reggio Emilia, Porto, Ventspils, as well as Partizan and ALBA Berlin in pre-season tournament)

1995-2000: Hammers Zwolle (founder of club which is now household name in Dutch basketball ; Dutch cup finalist)

1994-1995: Red Giants Meppel (Dutch first league)

1992-1994: Groningen University team ( 2nd league; only unbeaten championship ever)


1990-1991: KBS Orca’s Urk (Dutch first league)

1988-1990: Red Giants Meppel (Dutch first league)


1991-1992: Celeritas Groningen (2nd league)

1987-1988: Red Giants Meppel (promotion to first league; knee injury cut career short)

1986-1987: Dutch National Military Team while in military service

Opponents: Top European Teams: Barcelona (l); Partizan Belgrade (w); Nancy (w); Khimky (w); Olimpija Ljubljana (l); BK Ventspils (w); Prokom tr. (l); ALBA Berlin (w &L); Bayern München (l);Köln (w); Hapoel Jerusalem (w); Le Mans (w); Estudiantes (l); UNICS Kazan(l); Panathinaikos (l)

Other teams: Reggio nell‘ Emilia; Cantu; Galatasaray;Oostende; Bree; Antwerp; Makedonikos; Buducnost; Madeira; many more

Players coached: Ryan Robertson; Mate Milisa; Matt Haryasz; Jermaine Bucknor; Simon Schmitz; Dwayne Evans; Francisco Elson; Erik Nelson; Patrick Cortenraede; Peter van Paassen; Matt Langel; Jos Frederiks; Kendell Mack; Dan Shanks; Chris Mims; Kees Akerboom; Matt Bauscher; Tim Blue; Brandon Hunter; Nicolai Simon; Radoslav Pekovic; Austin Wiley; Danny Gibson; Tony Miller; Torey Thomas; Terrance Herbert; Sebastian Herrera; Jack Eggleston; Jason Ellis


“I had the privilege and honor of playing for Marco van den Berg for three seasons (2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2020/2021). During my time under Marco’s leadership, I learned more about both my mental and physical capabilities then I did while playing under any other coach in my sixteen years’ professional career. Marco does a phenomenal job of instilling altruistic, unbreakable and fortified character within his teams, as well as their individual players. As a result of his coaching, Marco has gifted his players with an extensive list of invaluable basketball tools that transition into their personal lives long after their playing careers.”

Jermaine Bucknor (Canadian National Team player; 16 year professional player)