Brian Agler

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Coach Brian Agler
WNBA's Seattle Storm
Born (1958-08-02) August 2, 1958 (age 56)
Nationality American
College Wittenberg
WNBA career 1999–present
Profile WNBA coach profile
WNBA head coach of
Minnesota Lynx (1999–2002)
Seattle Storm (2008–present)
WNBA assistant coach of
Phoenix Mercury (2004)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2005–2007)
Coaching record
Regular season 184–169 (.521)
Postseason 11–10 (.524)
Championships 1 (2010)
Awards and honors
Coach of the Year (2010)

Brian Agler is a basketball coach, currently the head coach of WNBA's Seattle Storm. He has been the head coach of two other professional women's teams, and won three professional titles as coach.

Agler attended college at Wittenberg University in Ohio, where he helped the Tigers win the 1977 Division III NCAA Championship as a point guard. He graduated in 1980.

As head coach of the Columbus Quest of the American Basketball League, Agler led the team to a combined 82-22 record and two ABL Championships. He was named ABL Coach of the Year in 1997.

After the ABL collapsed in late 1998, Agler made the shift to the WNBA. He became the first head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, piloting them to a 48-67 record from 1999-2002. He served as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Mercury in the 2004 season, then with the San Antonio Silver Stars from 2005 to 2007. The Seattle Storm named Agler head coach on January 9, 2008. He succeeds Anne Donovan who resigned in November 2007.

Agler coached the Seattle Storm to win their second championship in 2010.[1]

He now lives in Ohio, while still coaching the Storm.


  1. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (16 September 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Susan Yow
Kansas State Wildcats women's basketball Head Coach
Succeeded by
Jack Hartman (interim)
Preceded by
Position Created
Minnesota Lynx Head Coach
Succeeded by
Heidi VanDerveer
Preceded by
Position Created
Minnesota Lynx General Manager
Succeeded by
Roger Griffith
Preceded by
Anne Donovan
Seattle Storm Head Coach
Succeeded by