Kutxabank Araski faces a new season in the elite of Spanish women’s basketball. And all of them have had the same orchestra director, Madelén Urieta. The coach from Alava and the club from Vitoria have agreed to renew her for one more season. With this great news for Araski, Made will complete her seventh campaign in the Endesa Women’s League.
After more than half her life linked to the benches, Made Urieta will again combine the task of coach with the complicated role of being responsible for sports management and the preparation of the first team squad. A team that will undergo a reconstruction to compete at its best in a league that raises the level year after year.
Among her individual successes, Made has been recognized three times (2016, 2019 and 2020) as the best coach, an annual award given by the Association of Spanish Basketball Coaches. Also, the coach born in Amurrio received the award for best coach in the Endesa Women’s League in the 2019/20 season.
On the other hand, Made Urieta has been a fixture on the coaching staff of the Spanish Women’s Basketball Team since the summer of 2019. With the national team, the Kutxabank Araski coach has won gold at the 2019 Eurobasket and has been to the Games Tokyo Olympics.