Donald Copeland

Donald Copeland (born February 11, 1984)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Wagner Seahawks
Current conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)
Wagner record: 32-29 (.525)
Overall record: 32-29 (.525)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Wagner
2021-2022 Seton Hall (asst)
2017-2021 Wagner (asst)
2015-2017 Wagner (grad. asst)

Donald Copeland Facts

  • Donald Copeland
  • Born February 11, 1984
  • Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Seton Hall University (BA, 2006)
  • Graduated from St. Anthony’s (NJ), where he played for legendary head coach Bob Hurley, Sr.
  • Played four seasons at Seton Hall for head coach Louis Orr; appeared in two NCAA Tournaments with the Pirates
    • Spent many years playing professionally overseas and in Puerto Rico before starting his coaching career
  • Became a graduate assistant at Wagner in 2015 and then an assistant coach there in 2017; spent a total of six seasons working under Bashir Mason, during which time the Seahawks won three NEC titles
  • Left Wagner in 2021 to become an assistant at alma mater Seton Hall, spending the year working under Kevin Willard
  • Hired in April 2022 to replace Mason as the new head coach at Wagner
    • In 2024, the Seahawks won the NEC Tournament as the 6-seed to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament

Donald Copeland Coaching Tree

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