Athletic Center Manager, Önder Atahan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Anadoluhisarı Youth and Sports Academy and from Marmara University, respectively.
He has actively served both as an athlete and a trainer in swimming, water polo, handball, basketball, triathlon, athleticism, pentathlon, tennis, skiing, and windsurfing branches.
During his professional career, he took up several important positions including Head of the Physical Education and Sports Education Department, Athletic Center Manager, Executive Board Member of the Handball Federation, Sports Manager, Club Manager and a member of the International CISM Naval Pentathlon Committee.
Atahan served as a coach for the Turkish National Team, the World Champion in Naval Pentathlon, as well as Secretary General in European and World Championships.
Atahan has been honored with several awards and honors for his athletic achievements and services at home as well as an international medal of honor.
Metin Açıkalın obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Marmara University School of Physical Education and Sports. Metin served as a professional basketball player for various teams including Ülkerspor, Ankara T.E.D Koleji , İstanbul Spor, Samsun Spor, Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club), and Yeşilyurt Spor Kulübü (Sports Club).
Metin also appeared in the national team for almost 70 times and represented Turkey in European and World championships. He ranked 2nd in the World Basketball Championship and won several Turkish championships and medals.
In 2008, Metin retired from professional basketball and started coaching for Marmara University and Trakya Ergene (Traker) Basketball Teams.
Metin joined Özyeğin University in 2011 where he has been serving as a Sports Teams Specialist for the Athletic Center.
Kaan Alpay obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Istanbul University Faculty of Communication in 2001. He served as a reporter intern for the Hürriyet newspaper between 2000 and 2002. He worked as a professional coach for ITU, Ülkerspor, Beşiktaş, Beyoğluspor basketball clubs, respectively, between 2003 and 2013. Kaan also served as head coach in an international basketball camp held in Hungary each summer for one month between 2010 and 2012. He is also an A Class, the highest level, basketball coach for the Turkish Basketball Federation. In 2012, Kaan served as an Assistant Security Coordinator during the Euroleague Final Four Basketball Championship held in Turkey.
Seçkin Alay obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Teaching from Trakya University with a specialization in Basketball and Swimming. He obtained his Master' s Degree in Management and Organization. Upon his graduation, Seçkin also specialized in Fitness and he currently gives group fitness classes including Pilates, Spinning and Body Shape. Seçkin holds second degree Fitness and Pilates Instructor Certificates.
Mr. Doğucan Bilgetürk obtained his bachelor’s degree in Sport Sciences from the School of Applied Sciences at Okan University. Mr. Bilgetürk completed a pedagogical formation certificate program and thus received a degree in Physical Education Teaching. He represented Turkey in Triathlon over 12 years as a national athlete. He has been working as a personal and team trainer for various sports clubs since 2008. He has served on university handball, korfball, volleyball, swimming, water polo, and swimming teams.
He holds trainer certifications for swimming, triathlon, diving, Kuntao, and horse riding.
Mr. Doğucan Bilgetürk joined Özyeğin University in 2017 as Sports Specialist
Obtained her B.A. from the Department of Physical Education and Sports at Anadolu University. She played handball as a professional athlete for more than 17 years. During her sports careers, she won 5 Turkish Championships, and 8 Turkish Cups as well as 4 Balkan Championships as a member of the national team.She also represented Turkey in 6 European Championships and 3 Beach Handball World Championships.She was honored with the Best Defender Award during the 2004 World Cup in Brazil, and the Most Valuable Player Award in the 2009 Championship in France.She also served as a Woman Handball Player Representative in the National Olympics Committee. Viter also worked with athletes with disabilities in athleticism, swimming, and handball at the primary and secondary schools.She served as a Sports Instructor at our University from 2013 to 2016. She resumed her position at the University in 2018.