Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 18:
Ranjan Kumar Pradhan, former Odisha basketball player and presently sports officer of the SOA University, has been awarded the FIBA-BFI Level-I coaching certificate.
Pradhan was awarded the certificate after completing the course at the FIBA Coaches Clinic held at Ranchi recently under FIBA instructor Belson Isley.
He had graduated from National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala in 1994-95 after completing his Master in Physical Education from the Utkal University.
Pradhan represented the state at the junior level in 1989 and followed it up by playing for the senior team in 1992.
He also represented the Utkal University in the all-India Inter-University basketball championship for four years.