Triple player of the year Jean-Marc Jaumin is in the picture at Ostend to lead the youth school and partner team KBGO [email protected]. Dario Gjergja, who has another two years under contract, will continue to train and coach the first team of Filou Oostende anyway.
At the invitation of Filou Ostend, Jean-Marc Jaumin followed the second final between Filou Ostend and Telenet Antwerp Giants on Tuesday-evening at the side of Johan Vande Lanotte. Jaumin, who coached Brussels last and this season, is in the picture as head coach of the Ostend basketball school and the partner team in Top Division Men Two. He could sign a two-year contract. Ostend does hold talks with several people in the context of the development of the youth academy.
Ostend prematurely terminated Kris De Pauw’s three-year contract at the head of the basketball school and the [email protected] team in the third national series.
If Jean-Marc Jaumin would accept the new assignment, it would be his third period at the coastal club. From 1990 to 1999 he defended all the colors of Sunair Oostende. In that period he won the 1995 national title and three Belgian cups (1991, 1997 and 1998). After seasons in Greece, Mons and especially Spain (Gran Canaria, Malaga with which he won the Koraç Cup and Real Madrid), he ended his playing career with the 2006 national title at Ostend.
Afterwards, Jaumin became a coach-recruiter at the basketball school of Ostend and third division club KBGO. Since December 2008 he was assistant coach of Umberto Badioli who succeeded Sharon Drucker who had left for Maccabi Tel Aviv at Base Oostende. At the end of March 2010, Jaumin himself succeeded the Slovenian Memi Becirovic as head coach of Ostend. Among other things, he reached the Final Four of the FIBA Eurochallenge. Ostend ended the collaboration at the end of November 2011 and Dario Gjergja took the sporting helm.
For the past eleven seasons, Jaumin has been working as a coach in the Netherlands (Den Helder and Den Bosch), Switzerland (Lugano and Geneva) and in our country (Okapi Aalst and Brussels).
The Ostend basketball school, now called Ostend COREtec BasketballAcademy, has a tradition of three decades. This season, the U18 took part in the very first Youth Basketball Champions League. The U21 became Belgian champion last weekend.