|Born||October 12, 1974|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Shawnee (Medford, New Jersey)|
|College||Penn State (1993–1999)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|2006–2011||Penn State (assistant)|
|2011–2015||Navy (associate HC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dan Earl (born October 12, 1974) is an American college basketball coach, hired as the head coach of the Virginia Military Institute on April 12, 2015. He is from Medford Lakes, New Jersey and attended Shawnee High School in Medford, graduating in 1993. He was a 1993 Parade All-American and was named 1993 USA Today New Jersey Player of the Year in high school. He was named 2nd team All-Big Ten as a junior for the 1995–96 Penn State Nittany Lions before losing two seasons to injury. He completed his eligibility for the team in 1999 and led Penn State basketball in assists four seasons. He is the older brother of Cornell head coach Brian Earl.
During his high school basketball career he was named a Parade All-American. The Shawnee basketball team had a combined 59–3 record during Earl's junior and senior years. In 1991–92, his junior year, Shawnee was the New Jersey Group IV state champion, ranked #1 in New Jersey and #9 in the entire United States. In 1992–93 they were the South Jersey champion and was ranked #7 nationally. Earl was named the USA Today New Jersey Player of the Year in 1993 and his 2,006 career points total ranked him as first in scoring passing Darrin severs 1,996 points of Medford vo-tech Burlington County's all-time leading scorer at the time of his graduation.
Earl accepted a scholarship to Penn State University where he was the starting point guard on the basketball team all four years. He is one of Penn State's all-time leaders in scoring and assists, and he was named to the All-Big Ten Conference second team by the media and third team by the coaches in 1996. He had an injury plagued college career that saw him redshirt twice and spend six years in the program. Earl led Penn State in assists four times. The 1995–96 Nittany Lions team started the season with a 19–2 record and was ranked #9 in the country at one point during the season.
Dan Earl played professionally in Germany, Poland, and Portugal. He also spent time in the Continental Basketball Association as well as the NBA Development League. He got close to making a National Basketball Association team, where in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons he spent time with the New Jersey Nets during their training camps.
In June 2005, Earl accepted a position as third assistant basketball coach with Penn State University. His brother Brian Earl is also an accomplished basketball player and is currently head coach at Cornell.
Head coaching record
|VMI (Southern Conference) (2015–present)|
|VMI:||24–66 (.267)||11–43 (.204)|
Postseason invitational champion
- Kackenmeister, Craig. "Six degrees of Dan Earl: Six years and several injuries later, Earl is still at the point" Archived 2006-09-01 at the Wayback Machine., The Daily Collegian (Penn State), January 28, 1999. Accessed June 14, 2007. "Something that caught Parkhill's eye while he pursued the young guard out of Medford Lakes, N.J., were Earl's personal qualities.... Earl graduated from Shawnee High School, where he helped lead the team to a 59–3 record his junior and senior years. He also was named USA Today 1993 New Jersey Player of the Year, and is still Burlington County's all-time leading scorer passing previous mark of (1,996) points set by Darrin severs of Medford vo-tech (2,006 points)."
- Dan Earl ZoomInfo Business People Information, accessed September 12, 2006.
- Shawnee Renegades Basketball Awards and Career Rankings. Accessed September 12, 2006.
- "2015-16 Penn State Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). CSTV.com. p. 85. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
- "Six degrees of Dan Earl". Daily Collegian. 1999-01-28. Retrieved 2016-09-31. Check date values in:
- "2015-16 Penn State Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). CSTV.com. p. 82. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
- Dan Earl bio. Navy Sports. United States Naval Academy. Accessed August 27, 2013.