- Assistant Coach/Director Of Player Development
Dan Craig begins his 12th year with the HEAT and his first as Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development after serving as assistant coach/player development last season. In his current position, Craig is responsible for game planning and focusing on the development of the HEAT’s perimeter players.
Craig, who served as the head coach of Miami’s 2013 and 2014 Summer League teams which competed in both the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, originally joined the HEAT as an intern in the video department in 2003 and has continuously worked his way up the organization. He was named assistant video coordinator in 2004 and two years later was promoted to video coordinator, a role he served for five seasons before being elevated to video coordinator/player development coach prior to the 2011-12 season. The following season, Craig was named assistant coach/video coordinator and then in 2013-14, he was promoted to assistant coach/player development.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Craig had a brief stint as a graduate assistant at Bloomsburg University. Throughout the summer months of 2000-04, Craig served as a basketball camp counselor for the Five-Star Basketball Camp, the Boston Celtics Basketball Camp, the Providence College Team Camp, the Merrimack College Basketball Camp, Plymouth State College Basketball Camp, the Raising Expectations Basketball Camp and also directed the Chelmsford Basketball Camp.
Craig is a graduate of Plymouth State University, where he graduated with a degree in marketing. He also played basketball for Plymouth State from 1999-2003 and was named co-captain during his junior and senior seasons. Craig and his wife, Jackie, reside in Coconut Grove.