Who is Dan Hurley, bio, age, dad, brother, wife, coaching record, salary and net worth

Who is Dan Hurley, bio, age, dad, brother, wife, coaching record, salary and net worth

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently on the lookout for a new head coach and Dan Hurley is the top target, find out more about him, his net worth and salary

According to various reports, the LA Lakers are currently “in a full-court press” for Dan Hurley as their next coach.

Who is Dan Hurley, bio, age, family, dad, brother, wife, coaching record, salary and net worth

The Lakers fired their previous head coach, Darvin Ham, who spent the last two seasons with the team.

The team finished the season as the first winner of the NBA’s inaugural in-season tournament but lost to the Denver Nuggets in five games in the first round of the postseason playoffs.

Dan Hurley bio

Daniel S. Hurley is an American college basketball coach who was born in 1973 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is currently 51 years old and works as the head coach of the UConn Huskies men’s team at the University of Connecticut. He was born to parents Bob Hurley, and Christine Hurley, and he has two siblings named Bobby Hurley, and Melissa Hurley. Hurley has led the UConn team to back-to-back NCAA Division I national championships in 2023 and 2024.

Wife and children

Dan Hurley is married to his wife Andrea Hurley, with whom she has two children named Danny Hurley, and Andrew Hurley.

LA Lakers keen on signing Dan Hurley

According to reports, the LA laker have long targeted Dan Hurley as a potential head coach signing. Over the years, Hurley has demonstrated his ability to build a system that fosters sustained success and creativity in offensive play. He also possesses quite a reputation in player development.


Notably, the Huskies had two players selected in the 2023 NBA Draft, while a third player signed with the Bulls as an undrafted free agent. In this year’s class as well, Huskies center Donovan Clingan and guard Stephon Castle are projected as top picks.

Dan Hurley coaching history

Hurley is the son of Hall of Fame high school coach Bob Hurley, and he started out his coaching career at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School back in 2001. He worked as a coach there up until 2010, when he started his career in college basketball coaching at Wagner College.

He worked as the head coach at Wagner for two years, leading the team to its best season during his second year. Following that success, he obtained another head coaching job with the Rhode Island Rams. During his first season, the team finished tied for second-to-last in the conference, but by the 2014-15 season, the Rams went 13-5, and tied for second in the A-10.


Just two years later, Hurley led the team to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1999 and led them back to the tournament for a second consecutive year during the 2017-18 season.  Hurley eventually turned down a big contract renewal to take over as the head coach at UConn in 2018.

In 2021, Dan hurley led the Huskies to the NCAA after a four-year hiatus and repeated the same in 2022. Although the team lost out the first round in both years, the Huskies finally won their fifth title in 2023. This year, Hurley led the Huskies to a second consecutive title win.

Dan Hurley UConn contract

Dan Hurley is currently signed on a six-year contract worth $32.1 million. If the LA Lakers want to sign him, they will have to pay a $1.88 million buyout fee.

Dan Hurley Lakers salary details

Hurley currently earned a salary of $5.25 million per year at UConn, making him one of college basketball’s highest-paid coaches. Notably, the Lakers’ previous head coach, Ham, earned between $3 and $5 million per year, as such, Hurley could earn a decent sum to leave UConn.


Hurley has a net worth of $15 million.

Dan Hurley stats and record as head coach

Given below are Dan Hurley’s stats and records as a head coach in college basketball over the years:

Season Team Overall record Conference record Postseason performance
2010-11 Wagner 13-17 9-9 Lost in conference first round
2011-12 Wagner 25-6 15-3 Lost in conference semifinal
2012-13 Rhode Island 8-21 3-13 Did not qualify
2013-14 Rhode Island 14-18 5-11 Lost in conference second round
2014-15 Rhode Island 23-10 13-5 Lost in conference semifinal; NIT second round
2015-16 Rhode Island 17-15 9-9 Lost in conference second round
2016-17 Rhode Island 25-10 13-5 Won conference tournament; NCAA second round
2017-18 Rhode Island 26-8 15-3 Lost in conference final; NCAA second round
2018-19 UConn 16-17 6-12 Lost in conference quarterfinal
2019-20 UConn 19-12 10-8 N/A*
2020-21 UConn 15-8 11-6 Lost in conference semifinal; NCAA first round
2021-22 UConn 23-10 13-6 Lost in conference semifinal; NCAA first round
2022-23 UConn 31-8 13-7 Lost in conference semifinal; NCAA champions
2023-24 UConn 37-3 18-2 Won conference tournament; NCAA champions

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