College - SUNY Brockport '77
Dan Panaggio enters his first season on the Trail Blazers coaching staff. A
native of Rochester, New York, Panaggio served as an assistant coach to Mike
Davis at Indiana University last season. Prior to that, he was head coach
of the Quad City Thunder for nine seasons. He owned a career record of
313-191 with the Thunder and won a CBA championship in both 1994 and 1998.
All nine of his teams advanced to the CBA playoffs.
In 1999, Panaggio led
Quad City to the National Conference crown and the league's best
regular-season record, en route to earning his third CBA Coach-of-the-Year
award. Entering the 2000 season, he had more career victories than any
other actice coach and left the CBA ranking second on the all-time win list
behind his father, Mauro, who coached Quad City prior to Dan. Panaggio
ranks third all-time in games coached (504), third in playoff victories (71)
and fifth in regular-season winning percentage.
Panaggio spent three seasons as an assistant coach with Quad City before
taking over the head coaching duties and prior to that was the head coach at
Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., where he posted a 70-15 record.
Blazers new head coach, Maurice Cheeks, was Panaggio's aide with Quad City
during the 1993-94 season. Panaggio, 46, is a graduate of SUNY-Brockport
and he and his wife, Ellen, are the parents of five children.