Agler in 2016
|Los Angeles Sparks|
|Born||August 2, 1958|
|High school||Elgin (Marion, Ohio)|
|2004||Phoenix Mercury (assistant)|
|2005–2007||San Antonio Silver Stars (assistant)|
|2015–present||Los Angeles Sparks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Brian Agler (born August 2, 1958) is an American women's professional basketball coach, currently the head coach of WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. He has been the head coach of two other professional women's teams, and won four 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. He received his master's degree in education from Pittsburg State University in 1985.
Agler became the head coach of the Kansas State women's basketball team in 1993. He was suspended in the middle of his third season (1995-1996), pending an NCAA rules violation investigation. . Kansas State under Agler was 13-14 his first season (1993-1994), 14-13 his second season, and 11-12 for the 23 games he coached in his final season.
Phoenix & San Antonio
The Seattle Storm named Agler head coach on January 9, 2008. He succeeded Anne Donovan. who resigned in November 2007. Agler was the general manager and head coach for the Seattle Storm until 2014, leading them to their second championship in 2010.
Los Angeles Sparks
On January 5, 2015, it was announced that Agler would become the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.
Agler guided the 2015 version of the Sparks to a 14-20 record and a 4th-place finish in the WNBA's Western Conference.
On October 20, 2016, Agler guided the Sparks to their third WNBA championship, defeating the Lynx, 77-76, in the decisive Game 5 of the 2016 WNBA Finals, thereby winning the league championship series, 3-2. He became the first head coach to win WNBA titles with two teams.
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|MIN||1999||32||15||17||.469||4th in West||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
|MIN||2000||32||15||17||.469||6th in West||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
|MIN||2001||32||12||20||.375||6th in West||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
|MIN||2002||19||6||13||.316||8th in West||-||-||-||-||Fired Mid-Season|
|SEA||2008||34||22||12||.647||2nd in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SEA||2009||34||22||12||.647||2nd in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SEA||2010||34||28||6||.824||1st in West||7||7||0||1.000||Won WNBA Finals|
|SEA||2011||34||21||13||.618||2nd in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SEA||2012||34||16||18||.471||4th in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SEA||2013||34||17||17||.500||4th in West||2||0||2||.000||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SEA||2014||34||12||22||.353||5th in West||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
|LA||2015||34||14||20||.412||4th in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|LA||2016||34||26||8||.765||2nd in West||9||6||3||.667||Won WNBA Finals|
|LA||2017||34||26||8||.765||2nd in West||8||5||3||.625||Lost in WNBA Finals|
|LA||2018||34||19||15||.559||3rd in West||2||1||1||.500||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
He now lives in Ohio, while still coaching the Sparks during the summer.
Agler's son, Bryce, is currently an Assistant Coach with Los Angeles Sparks.
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 22 Sep 2015.
- Associated Press (February 10, 1996). "Kansas State Women's Coach Suspended". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
- Voepel, Mechelle (16 September 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 17 September 2010.