Danny Nee

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Danny Nee
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1945-06-18) June 18, 1945 (age 69)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1986
1986–2000
2000–2001
2001–2006
2009–2010
2010–2014
Ohio
Nebraska
Robert Morris
Duquesne
Towson (asst.)
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Head coaching record
Overall 461–433 (.516)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1983, 1985 MAC Tournament Champions
1994 Big 8 Tournament Champions
1996 NIT Champions
Awards
University of Nebraska Hall of Fame


Danny Nee (born June 18, 1945) was most recently the head men's basketball coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Ohio University[edit]

Nee served as head coach of the Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team for seven years (1980–1986), where he helped rebuild the program which had suffered through several losing seasons, and led the team to two MAC Tournament titles (1983 and 1985), two NCAA Tournament appearances (1983 and 1985), and one National Invitation Tournament appearance (1986).

University of Nebraska[edit]

Following Nee's tenure at Ohio, he became the coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1986 to 2000. Nee took a historically lackluster Husker program to the next level, leading Nebraska to five NCAA Tournament appearances from 1991–1994 and in 1998. They won the Big Eight Tournament Championship in 1994. His 1996 squad won the NIT Championship. Nee was fired in 2000 by then athletic director Bill Byrne. Nee has since been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the University of Nebraska and still holds the record for most wins in school history.

After Nebraska[edit]

After Nebraska, Nee went to Robert Morris University for the 2000-2001 season. In the spring of 2001, he was named head coach of Duquesne University's Duquesne Dukes. Nee officially resigned as head coach after the season's final game on March 4, 2006.

Nee spent the next two years as a scout for the NBA's Utah Jazz. In September 2008, Nee joined Fred Hill's staff at Rutgers University as Director of Player Development.[1]

In July 2009, Towson University hired Nee as an assistant coach on Pat Kennedy's staff.[2]

United States Merchant Marine Academy[edit]

On October 4, 2010, Nee was named head men's basketball coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.[3] The Mariners compiled a 52-51 overall record, 28-28 in the Landmark Conference, in Nee's four seasons at the Academy. He was placed on administrative leave in January 2014 following an "incident" that involved the "well-being" of students, according to the Academy's official statement, and resigned in April 2014.[4][5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Nebraska was awarded a forfeit victory over Texas Tech during the 1996–97 season. Nebraska originally lost that game 74–87. This game is not reflected in the totals below.[6] Duquesne was awarded a forfeit victory over St. Bonaventure during the 2002–03 season. Duquesne originally lost that game 78–86. This game is not reflected in the totals below.[7]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference[8]) (1980–1986)
1980–81 Ohio 7–20 6–10 T–7th
1981–82 Ohio 13–14 8–8 T–4th
1982–83 Ohio 23–9 12–6 2nd NCAA Round of 32
1983–84 Ohio 20–8 14–4 2nd
1984–85 Ohio 22–8 14–4 1st NCAA Round of 64
1985–86 Ohio 22–8 14–4 2nd NIT First Round
Ohio: 107–67 (.615) 68–36 (.654)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Eight Conference[9]) (1986–1996)
1986–87 Nebraska 21–12 7–7 5th NIT Third Place
1987–88 Nebraska 13–18 4–10 T–6th
1988–89 Nebraska 17–16 4–10 7th
1989–90 Nebraska 10–18 3–11 7th
1990–91 Nebraska 26–8 9–5 3rd NCAA Round of 64
1991–92 Nebraska 19–10 7–7 5th NCAA Round of 64
1992–93 Nebraska 20–11 8–6 T–2nd NCAA Round of 64
1993–94 Nebraska 20–10 7–7 4th NCAA Round of 64
1994–95 Nebraska 18–14 4–10 7th NIT Second Round
1995–96 Nebraska 21–14 4–10 7th NIT Champions
Nebraska: 57–83 (.407)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12 Conference[10]) (1996–2000)
1996–97 Nebraska 18–15 7–9 T–7th NIT Quarterfinals
1997–98 Nebraska 20–12 10–6 4th NCAA Round of 64
1998–99 Nebraska 20–13 10–6 T–5th NIT Second Round
1999–00 Nebraska 11–19 4–12 T–8th
Nebraska: 254–190 (.572) 31–33 (.484)
Robert Morris Colonials (Northeast Conference[11]) (2000–2001)
2000–01 Robert Morris 7–22 7–13 T–9th
Robert Morris: 7–22 (.241) 7–13 (.350)
Duquesne Dukes (Atlantic 10 Conference[7]) (2001–2006)
2001–02 Duquesne 9–19 4–12 6th (West)
2002–03 Duquesne 9–21 3–13 6th (West)
2003–04 Duquesne 12–17 6–10 5th (West)
2004–05 Duquesne 8–22 5–11 T–5th (West)
2005–06 Duquesne 3–24 1–15 14th
Duquesne: 41–103 (.285) 19–61 (.238)
United States Merchant Marines (Landmark Conference[12]) (2010–present)
2010–11 U.S. Merchant Marines 14–12 8–6 4th
2011–12 U.S. Merchant Marines 12–13 7–7 T–4th
2012–13 U.S. Merchant Marines 14–12 7–7 4th
2013–14 U.S. Merchant Marines 12–14 6–8 T–4th
U.S. Merchant Marines: 52–51 (.505) 28–28 (.500)
Total: 461–433 (.516)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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