"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, August 08, 2005

MU names Dan Panaggio as new assistant coach

Dan Panaggio, a veteran assistant with NBA, CBA and NCAA experience, was named assistant basketball coach at Marquette University. Panaggio joins Jean Prioleau as new full-time assistants with the program.

Panaggio brings a wealth of experience to the MU bench, having most recently completed a four-year stretch as an assistant with the Portland Trailblazers. Panaggio's most recent collegiate experience was as a member of Mike Davis' first staff at Indiana University.

Dan has deep roots in the midwest, having coached the CBA's Quad City Thunder to more than 300 victories. Dan was the league's coach of the year three times, and led the Thunder to league titles in both 1994 and 1998.

Interestingly, Dan's father Mauro Panaggio is the winningest coach in CBA history. Dan Panaggio is the second-winningest coach in CBA history. Dan is a native of Rochester, NY and was a two-time First Team All-Conference selection while starring at SUNY-Brockport in upstate New York.

Welcome to MU, Dan.

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