(May 11, 1925, Lugoj, Romania – May 30, 1997, Kumamoto, Japan) was one of the biggest handball coaches in Romania.
In 1952, with the ICF Bucharest Stiinta Team, he won the National Handball Championship in 11.

As coach of CCA Steaua Bucharest he won many national championships, and as coach of the national team of seniors he won, among other things, the silver medal at the World Handball Championship in 11 (Austria).

Ioan Kunst-Ghermănescu was an emeritus coach and professor, as well as president of the Romanian Handball Federation (1973-1986, 1990-1992).

Between 1976 and 1992 he was a member of the board and chair of the committee of coaches and methodics of the International Handball Federation.

In October 1990, the International Olympic Committee awarded him the “Olympic Order” for outstanding merits in promoting sport.

Main papers published:
• Handball theory and methodology (co-author), Bucharest, 1983
• Handball in 7, Physical Culture and Sports Union Publishing House, Bucharest, 1966
• Handball course, INEF, 1968
• Handball: Technique and tactics of the game, Sport Tourism Publishing House, Bucharest, 1978
• Handball: technique-tactics-rules (in collaboration with Fritz and Peter Hattig, International Handball Federation, Falken Verlag, Niederhausen, Germany, 1979)

In recognition of his professional activity, both as a coach and as a teacher, the coaching school proudly bears his name.