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Joe Moujaes

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Joe Moujaes
Joe Moujaes after winning the Arab championship 2018 in Morocco.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach[1]
Biographical details
Born (1976-01-16) January 16, 1976 (age 45)[2]
Beirut, Lebanon[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006–2007First team assistant coach at Sagesse[3]
2007–2008Head coach at Byblos Division II (promoted them to Division I)[2]
2008–presentHead coach at LAU men senior basketball team [2]
2008–2013Head coach at Byblos Division I..[4]
2013–2014Head coach at Al Muttahed Division I[4] [5]
2010–presentLebanon national basketball team[6][7] [8] [9] [10]
2014–presentHomenetmen Division I[11] [1][12] [13]

Joe Moujaes (Arabic: جو مجاعص, born January 16, 1976)[2] is the head coach of Division I Men Basketball team Homenetmen[11] [1], along with Lebanese U18 Men Basketball National Team.[6] [14] He is the only Lebanese who won the Lebanese 1st division Basketball Championship as a coach and as a player, all being the youngest coach to ever hold this national position.[15]


Joe Moujaes started playing in the Lebanese American University's varsity team when he enrolled at the university, in 1995, and later on became its captain,[15] until he graduated in 2001 and received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from the LAU in 2002.[15] He also earned his M.A. in Sports Management from the University of Balamand in 2011. He received the FECC – FIBA Europe coaching certification after a 3 years program which made him the first, and so far, the only Lebanese coach to have received the FIBA Europe Coaching Certification, class of 2015.[16]

Coaching philosophy[edit]

Basketball Analysts say that Joe Moujaes seems to prefer a style of play mostly based on attacking, and that he seems to have the ability to extract the best possible players by motivating them psychologically.[17]

Coaching career record[edit]

• Joe Moujaes has been reappointed as of June 2019 as the Lebanese senior National Team Men coach.[18]

• Lebanese Basketball Division I champion 2017/2018.[12][13]

• Lebanese Basketball Cup Champion 2018.[7][8][9][10]

• He, with Homenetmen, was Arab Cup Champion for 2017.[19]

• West Asia Championship 2017 champion with Lebanon Senior NT, Amman, Jordan, 2017[20][21][22]

• Won the Hariri International Tournament in 2016 with Homenetmen.[23] [24][25]

• Won the University league Championship 6 times with LAU, 5 back to back, an unprecedent record 2010-2015.[26][27][28]

• Finished the Asian Championship 4th with the U18 NT team, Teheran, Iran, 2016.[6][29][30]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Coach Profile". basketball.eurobasket.com.
  3. "ßÑÉ ÇáÓáÉ ÇááÈäÇäíÉ".
  4. 4.0 4.1 "مجاعص مدرّباً لنادي المتّحد طرابلس لعقد يمتد لثلاثة مواسم". LBCI Lebanon.
  5. "Lebanese Basketball, News, Teams, Scores, Stats, Standings, Awards - asia-basket". Eurobasket LLC.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Coach Joe Moujaes Head of the Lebanese National Team". Sports 961. January 7, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Lebanese Basketball Federation | Flbb".
  8. 8.0 8.1 "هومنتمن بطلاً لكأس لبنان ٢٠١٨". LBCI Lebanon.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Homenetmen crush Riyadi for maiden League title | Sports , Basketball | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "فريق الهومنتمن يفوز على الرياضي بيروت بنتيجة 92-84 ويُتوّج بطل مرحلة الذهاب في بطولة لبنان لكرة السلة". An-Nahar. December 9, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Positive vibes as Lebanon go to WABA". January 27, 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Homenetmen Crowned 2018 Lebanese Basketball Champions". Blog Baladi.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "نادي هومنتمن يتوّج بطلاً للبنان للمرة الأولى في تاريخه". Lebanon24.
  14. "Joe Moujaes named Lebanese National Team head coach". Sportando.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "LAU athletics director appointed head coach of national basketball team | LAU News". LAU | News.
  16. "Meet The National Team's Youngest Coach". Sports 961. January 12, 2017.
  17. "جو مجاعص يتحدث عن فريق الهومنتمن ولاعبيه ويكشف عن هدفه". Elsport News.
  18. "مجاعص مدربا لنادي المطيلب لثلاث سنوات". IMLebanon. July 22, 2019.
  19. "هومنتمن بطل العرب للمرة الأولى في تاريخه". Al-Joumhouria.
  20. "Lebanon officially rule WABA Championship 2017 while Iran and Syria make it to FIBA Asia Cup". FIBA.basketball.
  21. "لبنان استعاد زعامة غرب آسيا بكرة السلة...,والاردن ضحيته الجديدة". LBCI Lebanon.
  22. "Cedars beat Jordan to clinch fifth WABA title | Sports , Basketball | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb.
  23. "الهومنتمن يتوج بطلا ويحرم النجم الساحلي من الاحتفاظ بلقبه". beIN SPORTS.
  24. "homanetmen beirut".
  25. "دورة حسام الدين الحريري – نادي هومنتمن اللبناني يحرز اللقب".
  26. "Joe Moujaes coaches LAU's Byblos basketball team to victory | LAU News". LAU | News.
  27. "LAU's Basketball team take the trophy home | LAU News". LAU | News.
  28. [https://sports-961.com/lau-captains-claim-back-gold-basketball-uni-league/ sports-961.com
  29. "New Lebanon coach Moujaes ready to face the challenges of 2017". FIBA.basketball.
  30. "Cedars fall short at Asian Cup, show potential | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb.

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