Dirk Bauermann
Bauermann with Poland in 2013
Rostock Seawolves
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1957-12-10) December 10, 1957 (age 63)
Oberhausen, West Germany
Career information
NBA draft1979 / Undrafted
Playing career1975–1981
Coaching career1989–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1981BBC Krefeld
As coach:
1986–1988Fresno State (assistant)
1988–1989Bayer Leverkusen (assistant)
1989–1998Bayer Leverkusen
1999–2000Apollon Patras
2000–2001BBV Hagen
2001–2008Brose Baskets
2010–2012Bayern Munich
2013Lietuvos rytas
2014–2015Krasny Oktyabr
2016–2018s.Oliver Würzburg
2018–2019Sichuan Blue Whales
2019Pınar Karşıyaka
2020–presentRostock Seawolves
Career highlights and awards
As a head coach:

Dirk Bauermann (born December 10, 1957) is a German professional basketball coach. He is the current head coach of Rostock Seawolves of the ProA league.

Playing career

Bauermann played club basketball in the German senior club of BBC Krefeld, from 1975 to 1981.

Club coaching career

Bauerman was an assistant coach at Fresno State University, with the Fresno State Bulldogs, from 1986 to 1988.

He was then an assistant coach with the German League club TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen during the 1988-89 season, before becoming the team's head coach prior to the 1989-90 season. With Leverkusen, he won 7 German League championships and 4 German Cups, and was twice named the German League's Coach of the Year.

He then coached the Belgian League club Oostende, and after that, the Greek club Apollon Patras, which was competing in the Greek Second Division at the time.

He then coached the German League club Brandt Hagen, before coaching the Greek League club Dafni.

He coached the German League club Brose Baskets, from 2001 to 2008. With Brose, he won two German League championships, and was twice named the German League's Coach of the Year.

He next coached the German club Bayern Munich, before coaching the Lithuanian League club Lietuvos Rytas.

In 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr in Russia. In 2016, he signed with German League club s.Oliver Würzburg.

On 25 May 2017, he signed with Chinese club Sichuan Blue Whales.[1]

He has signed a 1,5 year contract with Pınar Karşıyaka on 21 February 2019. [2] He parted ways with Pınar Karşıyaka with the end of season.[3] In January 2020, he was named head coach of German second-tier side Rostock Seawolves.[4]

National team coaching career

Bauerman was the head coach of the senior men's German national basketball team at the 1994 FIBA World Championship. He also coached Germany at the EuroBasket 2005, where Germany won the silver medal. In addition to that, he also coached Germany at the following tournaments: the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2007, the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the EuroBasket 2009, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and the EuroBasket 2011.

He became the head coach of the Polish national basketball team in 2013. He led his team to a disappointing EuroBasket 2013, recording only one win. In January 2014 he decided to not extend his contract.[5]

He became the head coach of the Iranian national basketball team in 2015. With Iran he won the bronze medal at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. He stepped down from his post as head coach of the Iranian national team in January 2017, shortly after agreeing terms with s.Oliver Würzburg.[6]


As head coach:


  1. ^ "四川队官方宣布签约鲍曼". sports.163.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 26 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Karşıyaka'da Dirk Bauermann dönemi" (in Turkish). CNN Türk. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Pinar Karsiyakaa, Dirk Bauermann part ways". Sportando. June 23, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Finken, Jan; Rostock. "Basketball-Trainer Bauermann: „Ich hatte, gelinde gesagt, die Schnauze voll"". FAZ.NET (in German). ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  5. ^ "Poland Search For Bauermann's Successor". FIBA. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Tasnim News Agency - Dirk Bauermann Parts Company with Iran Basketball Team". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 2017-01-04.