Antonis Doukas, one of the first international judges, died this morning, Tuesday 17/11, after the EOPE and the community of Greek arbitrators offered their condolences.
He played the sport of volleyball from all walks of life, being an athlete, coach, agent and referee. His son, meanwhile, is Nikos Doukas, a former international volleyball player and Aris passer for several years.
According to the relevant announcement of the Volleyball Federation:
“The EOPE and the Greek volleyball referee community have expressed their condolences this morning (17/17/2020) for the loss of Antonis Doukas, who died at the age of 89.
Antonis Doukas is considered to be a pioneer of Greek volleyball and one of the people who made tremendous efforts to expand and develop in Greece and especially in Thessaloniki.
He worked in all areas of life as a sportsman, athlete, coach, agent and referee, while his son is Nikos Doukas, a former international volleyball player and Aris passer for several years.
Antonis Doukas was one of the first international arbitrators of Greek arbitration and a professor at American College. In fact, on his own initiative, American College developed and practiced volleyball, and the use of the indoor gym while owed to volleyball teams was the job of Antonis Doukas.
He was also the coach of the Aris youth team, which won the 1st youth Panhellenic championship in 1965. For many years he was the coach of the good XANTH volleyball team.
He left a rich career in volleyball and retired and then worked in literature and poetry. “