Gary Kloppenburg

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Gary Kloppenburg
Personal information
Born (1953-01-06) January 6, 1953 (age 64)
Nationality American
Career information
College UC San Diego (1978–1981)
Coaching career 2000–present
Career history
As coach:
20002002 Seattle Storm (assistant)
2003 Phoenix Mercury (assistant)
20042007 Charlotte Bobcats (assistant)
20082011 Indiana Fever (assistant)
20122013 Tulsa Shock
2014 Los Angeles Sparks (assistant)
20152016 Indiana Fever (assistant)
2017 Seattle Storm (assistant)
2017 Seattle Storm (interim head coach)

Gary Kloppenburg is an American basketball coach, who most recently served as the interim head coach with the Seattle Storm after leaving the Indiana Fever.[1] He is also a former head coach, most recently of the Tulsa Shock of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Gary is the son of basketball coach Bob Kloppenburg, widely regarded as the innovator of the SOS Defensive System. Gary also has 3 children; Sonja, Ian, and Carlotta as well as 2 grandchildren.

Gary Kloppenburg was inducted into the California Junior College basketball hall of fame. Kloppenburg won back to back state championships with the Lassen Community College Women's Basketball team from Susanville, CA in 1991-1993. His record was 70-2. Kloppenburg served as an assistant coach with the Seattle Storm from 2000 through 2002 and Phoenix Mercury in 2003. He was an assistant coach of the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association from 2004-2007, and an assistant coach of the Indiana Fever from 2008 through 2011[2] and Los Angeles Sparks in 2014.[3]

Kloppenburg improved the Shock during his two-year tenure; nevertheless, he was fired after the 2013 season.

Coaching record[edit]

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 %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
TUL 2012 34 9 25 .265 5th in West Missed Playoffs
TUL 2013 34 11 23 .324 6th in West Missed Playoffs
SEA 2017 8 5 3 .625 5th in West 1 0 1 .000 Lost in 1st Round
Career 76 25 51 .329 1 0 1 .000