Claudio Papini is born in La Spezia i(Italy) in the 1931. He begins his sporting career as a rower and he grazes more times the qualification to the Olympiads. It draws near to the basketball and well soon he becomes coach. He married Edda. Coach Papini participated the camp of Arnaldo Taurisano with colleagues as coach Recalcati. The relationship with Taurisano will be decisive for the arrival of coach Papini to Rimini. In 1984 he begins his professional career that it will last for over 23 years. The great job developed to the Basket Rimini produces 22 national youth finals, 5 national championship and numerous trophies. Coach Papini formed many professional players as Mayers, Ferroni, Ruggeri, Semprini, Vitale, Righetti and others. In the 1995 coach Papini came to the Wbsc Supercamp as a Head coach for the first time. Ever since Papini participated into the Wbsc Head coaching staff up to the 2003. He died in the 2005.