Valery Demory will succeed Philip Mestdagh as the new coach of the Belgian Cats. The 58-year-old Frenchman (born in Denain, just across the French border) currently also works for the French basketball club Lattes Montpellier, the former club of Julie Allemand.
Demory played in the French Premier Division in the 1980s and 1990s and won awards with the Limoges CSP and Pau-Orthez, among others. He has also been international 121 times for the French national team. As a coach, he promoted Mourenx BC from D3 to the French Premier Division. In 2007, he joined Basket Lattes Montpellier, with which he was champion in 2014 and 2016. In 2017, he joined the club of ASVEL Feminine from Lyon, with which he won the championship for the third time in his career in 2019. Demory has also won the Coupe de France four times during his career and has been voted coach of the year twice. Since 2021, he joined Montpellier.
“Valéry Demory is a warm personality, endowed with great experience and a record at the highest level”, declares Koen Umans, general manager of Cats. “He has the ambition to lead the Belgian Cats, with all the staff, towards even better performances and prices. “
Coaching CV Valéry Demory
Born September 13, 1963 in Denain, France.
2000-2000 Mourenx BC (NF3)
2001-2002 ALM Evreux (Pro A)
2002-2007 Mourenx BC (NF3 to LFB)
2007-2017 BLMA Lattes Montpellier (LFB)
2017-2021 Lyon ASVEL Women (LFB)
2021-2022 BLMA Lattes Montpellier (LFB)
Champion in LFB (2014, 2016, 2019)
Winner of the French Cup (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Coach of the Year of the LFB (2011 & 2019)
Winner of the Supercoupe from France (2017 & 2021)