Dimitris Priftis was born on October 27, 1968 in Athens. His involvement with coaching originally started through infrastructure parts of ΑΝΟG, Aris Glifadas and G.S. Argiroupolis, followed by women’s team of Kronos and the Esperides (1998-2000).
Next stop was Ionikos Nikaias and Dafni, alongside Dirk Bauerman. Then he joined AEK’s coaching stuff, from 2003 to 2009, when he was invited in ARIS to work with Fotis Katsikaris and then with David Blatt (2009-2010).After his departure from ARIS, he took over as the head coach of Kavala (seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012). On summer of 2012 he joined Ikaros Kallitheas and in the middle of the season 2013-13 Kolossos Rhodes. He finished that season as a member of the coaching stuff of Panathinaikos. Since 2008, Dimitris Priftis is a member of the Greek National Team’s coaching staff. Next to Panagiotis Giannakis, reached the 5th place at the 2008 Olympics and next to Jonas Kazlauskas he won the bronze medal at Eurobasket 2009. He has worked also with Elias Zouros (6th place in the Eurobasket of Lithuania), which instantly put the national team in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The last two years he’s alongside Greece’s National Coach Fotis Katsikaris.