COACHES

Dwight Daub Assistant Coach of
Player Development
JOINED SONICS
1997-98
ALMA MATER
Evansville '79
BIRTHDATE
05/28/56

Dwight Daub joined the Sonics in 1997 as the team's strength and conditioning coach. He was promoted three years later to his current position.

Along with Sonics trainer Mike Shimensky, Daub is responsible for the development and implementation of strength, conditioning and nutritional programs for all Sonics players. Dwight helps each athlete on the team establish a personalized diet and training regimen and assists them with injury rehabilitation. He also arranges offseason-training programs and monitors each player's physical progress between seasons.

A 1979 graduate of the University of Evansville (Indiana) with a degree in physical education, Dwight also received his master's degree in exercise sports science from Eastern Illinois in 1985. In 1987, Dwight received his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certificate from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Upon graduation from Evansville, Dwight taught and coached at the junior-high and high-school levels for nine years prior to becoming the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arizona in 1988.

Dwight worked at Arizona for two years before becoming the co-head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Illinois. A year later, he was named strength and conditioning coach at the University of Utah. Daub spent seven years at Utah before he joined the Sonics basketball staff in 1997.

Born May 28, 1956, Dwight has earned several awards including the 1997 NSCA Collegiate/Professional Coach of the Year. He has published numerous articles relating to his field.

Dwight and his wife Laurie have two children, Gentrie and Bryce. Away from the Sonics training room, Daub enjoys outdoor pursuits and spending time with his family.