Date of birth: 10/12/1957
Place of birth: Oberhausen
Club Team 2007-08: BROSE BASKETS BAMBERG (Germany-Bundesliga)
Career: Assistant coach – Fresno State (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 1986-88), Assistant coach – Leverkusen (Germany-Bundesliga, 1988-89), Head coach – Leverkusen (Germany-Bundesliga, 1989-98), Oostende (Belgium-BLB), Patras (Greece-A2, 1999-2000), Hagen (Germany-Bundesliga, 2000-01), Dafni (Greece-ESAKE, 2001), Bamberg (Germany-Bundesliga, 2001-08).
International career: Head coach – German National Team (1994, 2003-08).
Dirk Baurmann demands that his teams play tough-as-nails defense while not making mistakes on offense in an effective, half-court passing game.
An assistant coach at Fresno State for two years before returning home in 1989 to build a powerhouse at Leverkusen, Bauermann led the club to seven straight German championships in the 1990s. As the coach of Oostende in Belgium, he guided the team to the Korac Cup semi-finals. Bauermann joined Bamberg in 2001 and turned a relegation-threatened team into a powerhouse. In 2005, he steered them to the title and in 2006 led Bamberg into the Euroleague Top 16. Bauermann’s men also captured the 2007 German title. Baurmann served as Germany’s interim coach in 1994. He took on the job full-time nine years later and forged a strong group of almost role players around Dirk Nowitzki. The strategy paid a big dividend in 2005 when Germany won silver at the EuroBasket. In May, after Bamberg’s early exit from the play-offs, Bauermann announced he was parting with Bamberg to devote his energies exclusively to the duties of National Team coach. The first result since that change was just what he and everyone wanted – a successful FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament that saw the Germans reach the Beijing Games.