Vassilis Kanaras is a graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Thessaloniki, also with a master’s degree in Kinesiology from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres. He holds a UEFA A, UEFA Elite Youth diploma, a «Corrective Exercise Specialist» diploma from the American Academy of Sports Medicine NASM and is also a doctoral candidate of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Thessaloniki. He is also a member of the Ergophysiology-Ergometry laboratory of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the same university.
His CV includes presentations at conferences and publications in both Greek and international journals, such as a publication entitled «The Effect of Natural and Artificial Grass on Sprinting Performance in Young Soccer Players» in the American Journal of Sports Science.
Vassilis Kanaras has a wealth of experience as a coach of development age groups (Champions academy, Leontes, AS PAOK girls’ football and of course in PAOK’s youth departments). He switched to the first team from the PAOK Academy in 2014, assuming the position of prevention and rehabilitation trainer, as well as the training manager of PAOK’s loan players. Since the 2016-17 season he has been a permanent member of the first team’s coaching staff. He speaks English and Spanish.