Malta’s women’s National Team head coach Angela Adamoli was confirmed as the new coach of Elite Basket Roma’s women’s Serie B team on Wednesday.
Adamoli, fresh out of the FIBA Small Countries Games and the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup qualifiers with Malta, will be leading the highest ranked squad within the Roman club after having coached the Under-13, -14, and -15 divisions last season. The Italian coach went as far as taking the U-15s to the first-ever national final in the club’s history.
Speaking to the club’s website after the appointment was confirmed, Adamoli said she was eager to start.
“I am enthusiastic, and I can’t wait to start because it is the beginning of a new project which will also give continuity to what has been done before my appointment, in a careful and proactive way,” she said.
“I am also very curious because there will also be some new things in the team and things that need constructing. Surely, it will be a team with a low average age with experienced players joined by high-level young players who stood out last season – a good mix.
“For me, it is in fact the second experience in Serie B, since I was there ten years ago when I already coached in the championship equivalent of the time – the A3 and won it. So, I hope it will be a good omen.”
Besides the women’s Serie B squad, Adamoli will also be overseeing the entire women’s sector to have control over the philosophy going upwards towards the senior game.
“There will be some changes – new ideas and great attention to individual work from all points of view through the collaboration with various people,” she explained.
“The goal remains the same as when I joined Elite – to put the athlete at the centre of the work that we do, obviously in a team context because when an athlete has confidence in his own means and qualities, it becomes a value added to the whole team.”
Adamoli has led the Malta national team since 2014 and was also the 3×3 coach for Malta’s women’s team that travelled to Cyprus to attempt qualification for the Europe Cup. She is a former 3×3 world championship-winning coach with her native Italy.