June 18, 1945 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Alma mater||St. Mary of the Plains, B.A. (1971)
Kansas State, M.A. (1972)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1972-1973||Red Bank Regional HS|
|1973–1976||Brick Township HS|
|1976–1980||Notre Dame (asst.)|
|2010–2014||Merchant Marine Academy|
|2015–Present||Gateway HS (PA) (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2× MAC Tournament championship (1983, 1985)
Big Eight Tournament championship (1994)
NIT championship (1996)
|University of Nebraska Hall of Fame|
|100 - 0|
Nee played high school basketball at Power Memorial Academy alongside future NBA Hall of Fame player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and was recruited to play at Marquette by Al McGuire. However, Nee struggled in school and eventually dropped out, eventually enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, serving in combat in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1968 and returned to life in the States, eventually earing a BA in English and Physical Education from St. Mary of the Plains College in 1971 and an MA in Health, Phys. Ed. and Recreation from Kansas State University in 1972. After earning his degrees, Nee coached high school basketball in New Jersey for several years before being recruited as an assistant at Notre Dame by Digger Phelps, where he would coach until hired by Ohio to his first collegiate head coaching appointment.
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
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, 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.
United States Merchant Marine Academy
On October 4, 2010, Nee was named head men's basketball coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The Mariners compiled a 52-51 overall record, 28-28 in the Landmark Conference, in Nee's four seasons at the Academy. Nee resigned in April 2014. His resignation near the end of the season followed 'unspecified incident' involving the well-being of students, where he was forced out by the school's athletic administration.
Head coaching record
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. 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.
|Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (1980–1986)|
|1982–83||Ohio||23–9||12–6||2nd||NCAA Round of 32|
|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) (1986–1996)|
|1986–87||Nebraska||21–12||7–7||5th||NIT Third Place|
|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|
|Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12 Conference) (1996–2000)|
|1997–98||Nebraska||20–12||10–6||4th||NCAA Round of 64|
|1998–99||Nebraska||20–13||10–6||T–5th||NIT Second Round|
|Nebraska:||254–190 (.572)||88–116 (.431)|
|Robert Morris Colonials (Northeast Conference) (2000–2001)|
|Robert Morris:||7–22 (.241)||7–13 (.350)|
|Duquesne Dukes (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2001–2006)|
|Duquesne:||41–103 (.285)||19–61 (.238)|
|Merchant Marine Mariners (Landmark Conference) (2010–2014)|
|Merchant Marine:||52–51 (.505)||28–28 (.500)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- RU Basketball Welcomes Nee & Winterbone to Staff
- Danny Nee Named To Men's Basketball Staff
- USMMA Media Guide, page 6
- USMMA Danny Nee Bio
- "2013-14 Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Atlantic 10 Conference. 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "2013-14 MAC Men's Basketball Record Book; Year-By-Year Standings" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "Big Eight Conference historical standings" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "2013-14 Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Guide; Big 12 Record Book – Pages 62-86" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "NEC Men's Basketball Standings (1997-2013)". Northeast Conference. 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.