Dan Hurley is an American basketball coach. His full name is Daniel S. Hurley. Currently, he is the coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Connecticut. He is a well-known basketball coach. He coached several other teams before signing a deal with UConn. Dan has also won the award Coach of the year in 2018.
Dan Hurley was born on January 16, 1973, in Jersey City, New Jersey. His father is Robert Emmet Hurley who is also a popular basketball coach. His brother Bobby Hurley is a two-time National Champion basketball player. Bobby played in the NBA for five years and is currently the head coach at Arizona State. His mother is Christine Hurley.
He started playing basketball in high school and was an outstanding player. He was ranked no.2 at the national level as a senior. Dan did his graduation from Seton Hall University and has played under head coaches George Blaney and P.J. Carlesimo.
Dan Hurley Career
Dan Hurley started his career as a basketball player before becoming a full-time coach at the college level. He played five years of college basketball. He was redshirted at Seton hall. His career total points are 1070 along with 437 assists. His team Pirates appeared in three NCAA tournaments. Dan’s playing career spans over five years from 1991-1996. Directly after graduation, he went into coaching and joined his father at St. Anthony as an assistant coach in 1996.
Dan stayed at St. Anthony only for one season and later joined Rutgers University as an assistant coach. In 2001 he became the head coach at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School. He helped the high school basketball programs become one of the best programs in America. He worked for nine years at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School before becoming the head coach at Wagner college. The college stood sixth in the 2010-11 season and second in the following season. After that, he joined as a coach at the University of Rhode Island in 2012.
In 2017 Rhode Island became the champion of the A-10 Tournament and won the A-10 regular season championship the next year. Hurley won Coach of the Year Award when he was still working at Rhode Island in 2018. It was only in 2018 Dan joined the University of Connecticut and is still coaching there. He signed the deal of contract extension to March 2027 with UConn.
Dan is quite known for his short temper on the court. The rivalry between teams is common but Dan took it to next level when he called the referee Jeffery Anderson a “fucking clown” in between a match. This outrage caught a lot of media attention.
Dan Hurley (Coach) Biography
|Real Name||Daniel S. Hurley|
|Birth Date||16 January 1993|
|Age (as of 2023)||50 Years|
|Birth Place||Jersey City, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 182 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 86 kg – in Pounds – 189 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Andrea Hurley|
|Children||Two (Danny & Andrew Hurley)|
Dan Hurley Wife
Dan is married to Andrea Hurley. They both went to the same college Seton Hall. The couple has two sons Danny and Andrew. Danny followed in his parent’s footsteps and graduated from Seton Hall University. Whereas Andrew is still a junior at the University of Connecticut.
Dan Hurley Net Worth
Dan Hurley is a renowned basketball coach and has a successful career. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be $3 million. Dan Hurley has signed a contract extension and is now locked until the 2027 season by the UConn Huskies. As per the contract norms, he is liable to get a $2.9 million per year salary which was earlier decided at $2.75 million. If Dan decides to leave before April 2023, he must have to pay out $6 million to the management. If he leaves before April 2024, then this amount would be $4.5 million, if, before April 2025, it would be $3.5 million, and $ million if he exits before April 2026.
- In 2019 Dan went under surgery to replace two of his discs from his neck with artificial ones.
- Despite being a coach of a basketball team, he is a die-hard fan of football.
- He is a huge fan of the Cincinnati Bengals.