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Encyclopedia > Dan Monson

Dan Monson (born October 6, 1961 in Spokane, Washington) is the current men's basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City 151. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ...


Monson, the son of longtime college coach Don Monson, graduated from Moscow High School in 1980 and played football at the University of Idaho before suffering a knee injury that ended his playing career. After graduating from Idaho in 1985, he served as a graduate assistant at UAB before being hired as an assistant coach at Gonzaga in 1988. In 1994, he was promoted to associate head coach, and in 1997, he became Gonzaga's head coach. In his tenure at Gonzaga, he compiled a 52-17 record. His 1998-99 team brought Gonzaga basketball to national prominence with a run in that year's NCAA tournament, advancing to the West Regional final and taking eventual national champions UConn to the last minute before losing. Moscow (pronounced with a long o in the second syllable) is a city located in Latah County in northern Idaho along the Washington/Idaho border, opposite Pullman, Washington (home of Washington State University). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in Moscow. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is a public, coeducational university located in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Gonzaga University is a private, co-educational university located in Spokane, Washington. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1999 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In the wake of Gonzaga's run in the 1999 tournament, Monson became one of the hottest properties in college basketball. During that summer, he became the head coach of the University of Minnesota. He has a 126-101 record at the school (through the 2005-2006 season), giving him an overall career record of 178-118. He spent the early part of his career at Minnesota dealing with the fallout from the academic scandals of the Clem Haskins era, and has only recently been able to recruit on equal footing with other Big Ten coaches. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... Clem Smith Haskins (born July 11, 1943 in Campbellsville, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player who later served 13 years (1986-1999) as head coach of the University of Minnesotas mens basketball team. ... Big Ten redirects here. ...


Monson was also an assistant coach on the 1999 World University Games team and the 2004 USA U-20 team.


On November 30, 2006 Dan Monson resigned as head coach of Minnesota and his assistant Jim Molinari would become interim head coach.

Preceded by:
Dan Fitzgerald
Gonzaga head men's basketball coach
1997–1999
Succeeded by:
Mark Few
Preceded by:
Clem Haskins
Minnesota head men's basketball coach
1999–2006
Succeeded by:
Jim Molinari

Gonzaga University is a private, co-educational university located in Spokane, Washington. ... Mark Few (born December 27, 1962 in Creswell, Oregon) is an American basketball coach, currently the head coach at Gonzaga University. ... Clem Smith Haskins (born July 11, 1943 in Campbellsville, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player who later served 13 years (1986-1999) as head coach of the University of Minnesotas mens basketball team. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ...

External links

  • Official Minnesota Bio
  • Official USA Basketball Bio

 
 

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