Our coach César Rupérez
has signed a new contract with Shanxi Riu Flame and since March the 9th he is working as head coach of the Chinese champion only to play the Qualifying Round for the 2015-16 WCBA.
Chinese League set a new curious rule that says that all teams (including the Champion) must play a qualifying round to be able to play next year´s first division. In that round, the teams are not able to use their american players or the players that they have on loan from other teams.
, the Shanxi Riu Flame and César Rupérez
agree that César would be the team´s head coach during this round that will have him playing his first game in March 16,17 and 18.
is an experienced Spanish coach with an interesting
curriculum that includes moving to Spanish 1st division with Navarra and 3 Gold
Medals and 1 Silver Medal in the U20 European Championships 2010,2011,2012 and
2013, 1 Silver Medal in the 2014 World Championship and 3 Chinese Leagues as
assistant of Lucas Mondelo
Cesar started his coaching career in men basketball, coaching until 2005
Alvecón Maristas in Spanish EBA League.
In the 2007-08 season, César Rupérez
signs with Obenasa Navarra, playing
Spanish Liga Femenina 2 for 3 years, including 2 playoffs and moving to 1st
division in 2010.
From 2010-2012, César Rupérez
coaches UNB Obenasa Lacturale in Spanish 1st
division and in the 2012-13 season he signs in China, to play the WCBA with
Shanxi Rui Flame together with coach Lucas Mondelo
Cesar wins the WCBA (Chinese League) together with Maya Moore in the 1st time
that a newly promoted team achieves it.
has been working also as assistant coach with Spanish National
Team youth teams.
In the 2010 summer, César wins the Silver Medal in the U20 European
Championship in Latvia.
One year later in Novi Sad 2011 he takes one more step and also together with Lucas Mondelo
wins the Gold Medal in the U20 European Championship.
In the 2012 summer, César wins again the Gold Medal in the U20 European
Championship played in Debrecen.
In the 2013 summer, César Rupérez
collected his 3rd consecutive Gold Medal,
winning the U20 European Championship in Turkey.
In the 2013-14 season, César Rupérez
won again the Chinese League assisting Lucas Mondelo
, tying also the record in history of Chinese for more consecutive
In September 2014, César was a part of the Spanish National Team that won
the Silver Medal in the 2014 World Champinonship.
After that he returned to Shanxi and won his third consecutive Chinese
2004-2005: Alvecón Maristas (EBA)
2007-2010: Obenasa Navarra (Spain-LF2)
2010-2012: UNB Obenasa Lacturale (Spain-LF1)
2012-2013: Shanxi Rui Flame (China-WCBA)
2013-2014: Shanxi Riu Flame (China-WCBA)
2014-2015: Shanxi Riu Flame (China-WCBA)
Promotion to Spanish 1st Division 2010
Silver Medal in the U20 European Championship 2010
Gold Medal in the U20 European Championship 2011
Gold Medal in the U20 European Championship 2012
Gold Medal in the U20 European Championship in 2013
Chinese League Champion 2013
Chinese Regular Season Champion 2014
Chinese League Champion 2014
Most consecutive wins in history of Chinese League
Silver Medal in the 2014 World Championship
Chinese Regular Season Champion 2015
Chinese League Champion 2015