Dan Panaggio
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.



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