Vitalii Chernii | Ukraine | Signed


Coach Vitalii Chernii was born on February 10th, 1971 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Married to his wife Elina, they have two daughters - Angelina and Natasha.
Mother language - Ukrainian, speaks fluent Russian and English. Works as a coach since 2004 (8 seasons as a head coach).


1988-1992  National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine.
Faculty of Sports Education, Bachelor degree of Basketball Coach.

Basketball player career:

1992-1997   CSKA, Kyiv (Ukraine D1)
1997-1999   Azovmash, Mariupol (Ukraine D1)
1999-2001   CSKA (Kyiv, Ukraine D1)
2001-2004   Sumykhimprom, Sumy (Ukraine D1)

Coaching Career:
2004-2007Sumyhimprom, Sumy (Ukraine Superleague) - Assistant coach
2007Senior National Team of Ukraine - Assistant coach
2007-2009BK Kyiv-2 (Ukraine higher league) - Head coach. Also coach of BK Kyiv junior team
2008Ukrainian U-16 National Team - Head coach
2009Ukrainian U-18 National Team - Assistant coach
2009-2012BK Kyiv (Ukraine Superleague) - Head coach
2010Senior National Team of Ukraine - Head coach
2011Ukrainian student National Team - Head coach
2012-2013Internship in Nortwood University (West Palm Beach, USA)
2013-2014BK Kyiv (Ukraine Superleague) - Head coach
2014Ukrainian U-20 National Team - Head coach
2014-2015BC Budivelnik, Kyiv (Ukraine Superleague) - Head coach
2016-2017In Apr.'17 signed at Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia Superleague) - Head coach
2017-2018Lietkabelis Panevezys (Lithuania LKL, Eurocup) - Assistant coach

Awards & Achievements:

U-16 European Championships in Italy -08
Ukrainian Cup Finalist -09, 10
Ukrainian Superleague Regular Season Runner-Up -09, 15
Ukrainian Superleague Semifinals -09, 10, 15
EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -09
U-18 European Championships in Metz (France) -09
Ukrainian All-Star Game -10
Ukrainian Superleague Coach of the Year -10
World University Games in Shenzhen (China) -11
U-20 European Championships Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) -14 (Bronze)
Ukrainian Cup Winner -15 
Ukrainian Superleague 3rd place winner -15