Trace ‘N Chase “The Show” premieres this week with recently elected President of Hellenic Basketball Federation Mr. Vangelis Liolios who has come a long way from playing at the local championships with Promitheas B.C. before becoming the President of the team and recently the President-elect of the Greek Basketball Federation.
Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/xSzqdmOw-mc
Born in 1967, Mr. Liolios has a degree in Medicine from the University of Patras and a postgraduate degree in Health Care Administration (MBA) from the Hellenic Open University.
The new President of EOK has practiced pediatrics for 13 years as Curator at the Health Center of Kalandritsa, while he has presented papers at international and national medical conferences, emphasizing on Pediatric Pulmonology.
In 1999, he founded Coffee Island, a private company which makes its own coffee blends in Patra, Greece and supplies a huge franchise network, numbering more than 400 stores, the largest chain of coffee shops in Greece. In 2019, the Financial Times included the company in the list of the 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe!
Mr. Liolios himself has always been enamored with sports and basketball specifically, joining Promitheas B.C. as a player back in 1986 and featuring the team’s jersey until 1991. In 2004 he decided to get involved administratively with the team and with him in the position of the President, the team slowly started to climb all basketball categories moving from A1 ESKA-H (in 2012) and reaching the Greek Basket League in the 2016/17 season, finishing in the 9th place. In the 2018/19 season, Prometheas qualified for the finals of the Greek Basket League where the team was defeated by Panathinaikos, writing history as the first provincial team to reach such heights though.
Under his guidance, Promitheas launched an academies program which has been running since 2014 in a state-of-the-art facilities of the team in an area of 17 acres which includes dormitories for athletes / students, three basketball courts and an underground gym, with the team taking care of their training and education of the athletes as well.
Stay tuned for more episodes from “The Show” by Trace ‘N Chase coming soon…!
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