SAVVAS KOKKINOS – BOXING COACH
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Profile

A committed, hardworking and enthusiastic 3 Star boxing coach with a proven track record in creating training programs for boxers of all ages and abilities, ranging from complete beginners to advanced athletes competing in international competitions.

Qualifications

  • 3 Star coaching diploma by AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) (2016)
  • 2 Star coaching diploma by AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) (2014)
  • 1 Star coaching diploma by AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) (2009)
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Key Skills

  • Wide experience in teaching and instructing competitive programs of boxing
  • Outstanding knowledge of fundamental teaching techniques of boxing
  • Profound knowledge of standards and protocols of boxing
  • Familiarity with regulations and policies regard safety of individuals
  • Considerable ability to monitor recreational activities
  • Remarkable ability to enhance fitness level of individuals of all ages
  • Promoted practice of youth character development values
  • Communicated with Emergency Medical Services for emergency care in fights
  • Prepared coaching programs complying with regulations, precautions and conduct of boxing

Monitored performance and behavioural activities of students during coaching.

Career History

Head Coach & Manager, Metaquotes Champ Boxing Academy, Cyprus (2005 – current)

Responsible for the day-to-day management of an academy of school boys, junior and senior elite boxers, their training and development.

  • Work together with international sporting organisations
  • 2 junior boxers competing in international competitions
  • 1 elite boxer participate in qualification for Rio Olympic Games 2016
  • Identify, develop relationship and secure financial sponsorship
  • Constructed marketing & PR material including print, social media and video documentaries
  • Devise complete training preparation programs for competitions
  • Host international boxing teams for combined training and experience – Russia, UK, Australia, Greece
  • Hold competitions and gala dinner fundraising and sponsorship events

Boxer, National Boxing Team, Cyprus (1992 – 2005)

Career highlights

  • Boxed in 3 European Championships, 2 Commonwealth games, 1 Mediterranean Games and many international A Class tournaments
  • 1993 – Training in Arizona, USA – 9th Street and Fillmore Gym. Was sparring partner for Louie Espinoza for his Title fight in WBC and with Hammed Santos for his NABF Title fights
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Key Achievements

  • 2016 (November) Cyprus National Boxing Championship
  • 2016 (October) International Training Camp for Russian International boxing coach and 1 boxer
  • 2016 (October) – International Training Camp for 3 International Russian Boxers from Ryzhikov Team (Moscow Rizion)
  • 2016 (June) – Coached mens elite boxer, Andreas Kokkinos (75kg), for the World Qualification Tournament Pacu, Azerbaijan, for the Rios Olympic Games 2016, the only boxer from Cyprus to enter the tournament
  • 2016 (May) International Tournament, Eindhoven, Netherlands (mens elite bronze medal)
  • 2016 (February) International Tournament Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • 2015 Youth Olympic Team of Cyprus at The Youth Commonwealth Games, Samoa Bronze Metal with Andreas Kokkinos (75kg) (the only Metal for Cyprus in any sport)
  • 2014 International Boxing Tournament, Lithuania for Cyprus National Team – Youth Bronze Medal with Andreas Kokkinos at (69kg)
  • 2014 International Boxing Tournament, Serbia for Cyprus National Team – Youth Bronze Medal with Mixalis Ioannou (56kg )
  • 2013 “Metachamp 2013” – Training camp with youth national team of Russia
  • 2013 Coached the only boxer representing Cyprus in the World Junior Championship, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2012 Organised charity event for a child suffering from cancer, helping to raise money for hospital costs
  • 2012 Coached 1 boxer in the European Junior Championship, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2010 Head Coach for Cyprus in the Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India

Additional Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good use of email and social media
  • Ability to work in teams to achieve the target assigned
  • Strong leader, coordinating and problem solving skills
  • Languages – Greek & English

Friends & Associates:

Boxers: Raimkul Malakhbekov (2 times Olympic champion), Alexander Maletin (World Champion & Olympic Bronze Medalist), Kamil Djamalutinov (Olympic Bronze Medalist), Sergey Votopianov (World Champion), Oleg Saitov (2 times Olympic Gold medalist), Gaydar  Gayderbekov (Olympic Gold medalist)

Teams: Russia, Australia, United Kingdom, Romania, Greece, Ireland, Germany