Dan Leibovitz (born July 30, 1973) is a former American basketball coach. He was an assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA for the 2012-13 season, and previously a college head coach at Hartford from 2006–10, and an assistant coach at Temple (1996-2006) and Penn (2010-2012). Leibovitz is currently the Associate Commissioner for Men's Basketball for the Southeastern Conference.
|Born||July 30, 1973|
|1992–1993||Franklin & Marshall|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2012–2013||Charlotte Bobcats (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||46-82 (.358) (college)|
Leibovitz served as an assistant under Hall of Fame coach John Chaney for 10 seasons. On March 14, 2006, Leibovitz served as acting head coach for Temple's NIT playoff game, which they lost in overtime to Akron after star player Mardy Collins, a projected NBA first-round pick, was seriously injured.
In 2005, Leibovitz was also acting coach during the final three regular season contests and the Owls’ two Atlantic 10 Tournament games as Chaney served a self-imposed then University sanctioned suspension. The Owls went 3-2 to secure an NIT bid.
Leibovitz's 10-year tenure as assistant coach was tied for the longest tenure in all of Temple's Atlantic 10 conference. During his time with the Owls, the team made ten straight postseason appearances. He began his coaching career in 1994 at Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pa.
In 2006, Leibovitz was named the head coach at Hartford. After a 13-18 season in his first year at the helm, he led the Hawks to an 18-16 record and tie for second place in the America East Conference. During this season Hartford made it to the America East Championship game falling to UMBC 82-65. It was the highest win total in school history since joining Division I in 1984. After the 2008 season Leibovitz signed a contract extension. In 2010, Leibovitz resigned his position at Hartford to take a position as an assistant coach at Penn. His record in four seasons with the Hawks was 46-82.
Leibovitz has a Master's in Sport Management and Leisure Studies at Temple (1998) and a Bachelor's from University of Pennsylvania (1996), having transferred to Penn from Franklin & Marshall College after his freshman year. Leibovitz played basketball at both schools as well as at Episcopal Academy in his home town of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Hartford Hawks (America East Conference) (2006–2010)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "SEC adds Dan Leibovitz to basketball staff". USA Today. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- "UMBC beats Hartford for America East title, first NCAA bid". Associated Press. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- "Hawks Extend Coach's Deal". Hartford Courant. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- "Hartford coach Leibovitz resigns". ESPN. Retrieved June 9, 2018.