College - UC San Diego
An experienced coach with a background in several professional leagues, Gary Kloppenburg is known for his expertise on the defensive end of the court.

Kloppenburg joined the Bobcats after serving as assistant coach for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and three seasons on the staff of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Kloppenburg also worked for the Toronto Raptors as an advance scout from 1997-99, where

For two seasons he was an assistant coach and assistant director of player personnel in the Continental Basketball Association, first for the Rockford Lightning and then for the Quad City Thunder. Kloppenburg was interim head coach for four games in 1999-2000 with Rockford and coached current NBA player Earl Boykins. In the summer of 1999, he was head coach for Panteras de Miranda of the Venezuelan Professional League and he has conducted basketball clinics in Greece, Belgium, Iceland and Japan. His coaching career began at Lassen College, where he was head coach of the women’s team for five seasons and head coach of the men’s team for six seasons.

The son of former Seattle SuperSonics Assistant Coach Bob Kloppenburg, he graduated from UC-San Diego in 1981 and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Born January 6, 1953, Kloppenburg has three children, Sonja, Ian and Carlotta.