Dave Balza

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Dave Balza
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Palm Beach Atlantic
Biographical details
Born (1969-08-15) August 15, 1969 (age 48)
South Haven, Michigan
Alma mater University of Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1996 Cleveland State (asst.)
1996–1998 Ashland (asst.)
1998–2001 Saint Joseph's (IN)
2002–2011 Florida Gulf Coast
2012–2013 Bethany Lutheran College
2013–present Palm Beach Atlantic

David William Balza (born August 15, 1969) is an American college basketball coach for the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish[1] and was the first head men's basketball coach in Florida Gulf Coast University history.[2] He served from their inaugural season in 2002–03 through the 2010–11 season, after which he was fired. He was student manager for the 1988–89 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team that won the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[3]

Head Coaching Record[edit]


  1. ^ "Dave Balza heading to PBA". Naples News. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Dave Balza". Florida Gulf Coast University. Archived from the original on April 9, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "No. 24 Michigan 76, Florida Gulf Coast 59". ESPN. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2012-11-30.