Dan Hurley

Dan Hurley (born January 16, 1973)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Connecticut Huskies
Current conference: Big East Conference
Wagner record: 38-23 (.623)
Rhode Island record: 113-82 (.579)
Connecticut record: 141-58 (.709)
Overall record: 292-163 (.642)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-present Connecticut
2012-2018 Rhode Island
2010-2012 Wagner
1997-2001 Rutgers (asst)

Dan Hurley Facts

  • Daniel S. Hurley
  • Born January 16, 1973
  • Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Seton Hall University (1996)
  • Father is Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley, who has led the St. Anthony HS program in Jersey City since 1972
    • His older brother Bobby Hurley is the head coach at Arizona State, previously at Buffalo
    • Played for his father at St. Anthony and in 1989, with Bobby as a teammate, won a National Championship
  • Played at Seton Hall from 1991-96, under head coaches P. J. Carlesimo and George Blaney
  • Was an assistant coach for his father at St. Anthony during the 1996-97 season; then spent four seasons as an assistant at Rutgers under head coach Kevin Bannon
  • Compiled a 223-21 overall record in nine seasons (2001-2010) as the head coach at St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ)
  • After a two-year stint as Wagner head coach, Hurley was hired in 2012 to be the new head coach at Rhode Island
    • Led the Rams to the 2015 NIT in his third year and the 2017 NCAA Tournament in his fifth, during which they upset 6-seed Creighton in the first round before losing to 3-seed Oregon
    • Won the A-10 title in 2018, leading to an at-large NCAA bid and earning Hurley conference COY honors
  • Hired in March 2018 to be the head coach at Connecticut; is 97-54 through his first five seasons with the Huskies
    • Reached the 2021 NCAA Tournament as an at-large, getting UConn to the Big Dance for the first time since 2016
    • In 2022-23, the Huskies were ranked as high as #2 and went on to win the NCAA National Championship
    • Led the 2023-24 team to their first Big East title since 2006 (first outright title since 1999) and first Big East Tournament crown since 2011; Hurley won Big East COY and Naismith COY and the Huskies became back-to-back National Champions as the #1 overall seed
    • During the 2024 offseason, Hurley turned out overtures from both Kentucky and the Los Angeles Lakers to remain in Storrs

Dan Hurley Coaching Tree