College - Seattle Pacific
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Daniel Shapiro begins his eighth season as the Kings strength and conditioning coach. He is responsible for designing and implementing the club's year-round strength and conditioning programs, while working closely with the training staff and doctors in monitoring player nutritional needs and injury rehabilitation.


Shapiro spent two seasons at the University of Dayton as the head strength and conditioning coach for the men's and women's basketball teams before signing on with the Kings. His previous work experience includes a seven-year association with the Seattle Sonics as the assistant strength and conditioning coach under Dwight Daub. During his stay with the Sonics, Shapiro doubled his duties with the organization and worked as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA.


Shapiro is co-founder of the NBSCA (National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association), established in 2008 and served as its inaugural president from 2009 to 2011. In May 2010, Shapiro was awarded the 2010 NBSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.


A native of Newcastle, Washington, Shapiro earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and master's degree in physical education, both from Seattle Pacific University. He has his CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Shapiro enjoys working out and ran and completed his first marathon in summer 2009 in Seattle.