Dan Dakich

Basketball Player and Coach
Born Aug 17, 1962

Dan Dakich is an American basketball sportscaster and radio host. He was formerly a player, assistant coach and interim head coach for the Indiana University Hoosiers and the head coach at Bowling Green State University.

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    Huffington Post Sports - Feb 09, 2013
  • Landing In West Virginia, Dan Dakich Checked The Exits
    NYTimes - Aug 23, 2012
  • Landing In West Virginia, Dan Dakich Checked The Exits
    NYTimes - Aug 19, 2012
  • Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan Had A Disastrous Espn Radio Interview This Morning
    Sports Grid - Apr 19, 2012


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1962 Birth Born on August 17, 1962.


1981 18 Years Old Dakich attended Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana. He elected to play basketball for Indiana under coach Bob Knight from 1981 to 1985. … Read More


1984 21 Years Old Dakich is remembered for his defensive effort against Michael Jordan in Indiana's upset of No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the 1984 East Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. … Read More
1985 22 Years Old Dakich was first a graduate assistant coach at Indiana under Bob Knight from 1985–87 and then an assistant coach at Indiana from 1987 to 1997. … Read More
1986 23 Years Old The Hoosiers won a national title in the 1986–87 season and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament in each of his 12 seasons on the staff. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old Dakich was the academic monitor on the Indiana basketball staff his last seven years and, under his guidance, every four-year player on the program graduated. He also assisted in the development of six All-Americans and three national Player of the Year candidates, including 1993 Player of the Year Calbert Cheaney.
1997 34 Years Old From 1997 to 2007 he served as the head coach at Bowling Green State University where he compiled a record of 156–140. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old Briefly in 2002, Dakich was named head basketball coach at West Virginia University (WVU) to succeed Gale Catlett. … Read More


2008 45 Years Old At the end of the 2008 season he served as the interim head coach at Indiana University, following Kelvin Sampson's resignation due to NCAA recruiting violations. … Read More
2009 46 Years Old Dakich served as a college basketball studio analyst for the Big Ten Network for the 2009–2010 college basketball season.
2010 47 Years Old Beginning in November 2010, Dakich joined ESPN as a college basketball color commentator and studio analyst, replacing Steve Lavin.


2015 52 Years Old While on air during a Big Ten conference game on January 20, 2015, between Wisconsin and Iowa, Dakich made contentious comments about Iowa Hawkeye player Adam Woodbury, calling him "gutless" and "cowardly" after poking two Wisconsin players in the eyes, which Dakich considered intentional, while guarding them during the game. … Read More
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