Eric Musselman Biography

Eric Musselman is an America-based college basketball coach and he is the driving force behind the success of Arkansas Razorbacks in the NCAA Tournament 2023. He is currently holding the position of head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas. 

Early Life

Eric Musselman (born November 19, 1964) was brought up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and San Diego, California, and finally relocated to suburban Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School in Brecksville, which is around 15 miles south of Cleveland. Then, he had his commitments to play basketball games for the same high school. He went on to receive his graduate degree from the University of San Diego, where he played basketball for Jim Brovelli and Hank Egan (both former basketball coaches). Eric shared his childhood with a sister, Nicole, who is a professional fashion designer in Dallas, Texas. He was brought up by his loving and caring parents named Bill Musselman (1940 to 2000) and Kris Musselman- the proud mother of proud child Eric, who achieved a lot at only 24.

Eric Musselman Career


Eric Musselman was drafted by CBA, the Albany Patroons in 1987, in the fifth round. Being there, he had a career-high record of making 270–122 scores and eventually had the marking of the second-highest winning percentage in league history behind George Karl, who was the coach of the CBA for the continuous five seasons.

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Officially, Eric began his career in 1988 as the general manager of the Rapid City Thrillers, where his father also coached for consecutive three years. It was somewhere around 1989 to 1990 when Eric was only 24 years old and he became the Thrillers’ head coach.

From 1990 to 1997, Eric called up to 24 players in the NBA, which is a further higher number in the league during that span. He is also holding the honor of being named the only coach in five leagues of All-Star Games (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997). Despite this, he was the only coach who won 100 games by the age of 28 in the professional history of coaches. He became the youngest personality to be named as the coach for CBA and at that time he was only 23.

In his whole career, he received various achievements and honors –

  • 2× USBL (1995 and 1996)
  • CBI (2016)
  • 3× MWC regular season (2017 to 2019)
  • MWC tournament (2017)
  • Award of NBA D-League Coach of the Year (2012)
  • Award of MWC Coach of the Year (2018)

Career Timeline

  • 1989 to 1990 – Rapid City Thrillers
  • 1990 to 1991 – Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
  • 1991 to 1997 – Rapid City Thrillers/Florida Beach Dogs
  • 1995 to 1996 – Florida Sharks
  • 1998 to 2000 – Orlando Magic (assistant)
  • 2000 to 2002 – Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
  • 2002 to 2004 – Golden State Warriors
  • 2004 to 2006 – Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
  • 2006 to 2007 – Sacramento Kings
  • 2010 to 2011 – Reno Bighorns
  • 2011 to 2012 – Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2012 to 2013 – Arizona State (assistant)
  • 2013 to 2014 – Arizona State (assoc. HC)
  • 2014 to 2015 – LSU (assoc. HC)
  • 2015 to 2019 – Nevada
  • 2019 to present- Arkansas
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Sports Broadcasting 

From 2008 to 2010, Eric served in the position of an NBA analyst for FOX Sports Radio and Clear Channel Radio. He also worked as a commentator for the regional sports network Comcast SportsNet California and for NBA Development League games on Versus. Despite this, he contributed his time to the designation of basketball analyst for ESPN.

Eric Musselman Biography

Real Name Eric Musselman 
Birth Date November 19, 1964
Age (as of 2023) 58 Years
Birth Place Ashland, Ohio, USA
Profession Basketball Coach
College University of San Diego
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 63 kg  –  in Pounds –  139 lbs
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Gray


Father Bill Musselman
Mother Kris Musselman
Sister Nicole Musselman
Brother Max

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Danyelle Sargent
Children Three (Mariah, Michael & Matthew Musselman)

Personal Life

Eric Musselman is a happy-living married man who has a wife, a daughter, and two sons. His recent wife’s name is Danyelle Sargent, and she was a former on-air personality and anchor for ESPN, NFL Network, and Fox Sports. Eric and Danyelle together produced a daughter. Eric has two sons from his previous marriage and both are named Michael and Matthew. Michael is the Director of Recruiting for the University of Arkansas’ Men’s Basketball team, and Matthew is known to be attending the University of San Diego. The family is known to be living in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Social Media

Like others, Eric is also available on Twitter and Instagram. On Twitter, he goes by the handle name – @EricPMusselman, where he has 156.8K followers as of 23rd March 2023. On Instagram, he is available with an official account and the handle name – @ericpmusselman. He joined Instagram in September 2019 and was verified in August 2021.

Eric Musselman Net Worth

As per the Wikipedia page, Eric’s annual salary is $4.2 Million. He is one of the various coaches, who received his professional success at 24 while becoming a professional coach for a basketball team. He contributed to his broadcasting career, radio career, commentary career, and blogging too. Among all, coaching sports and athlete personalities is the main niche of his career.

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