Dante Calabria

Dante John Calabria (born November 8, 1973) is an Italian-American former professional basketball player and coach. He is currently an assistant coach at Barry University.

Dante Calabria
Barry Buccaneers
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueSunshine State Conference
Personal information
Born (1973-11-08) November 8, 1973 (age 47)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
NationalityItalian / American
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolBlackhawk
(Chippewa, Pennsylvania)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Undrafted
Playing career1996–2010
PositionShooting guard
Coaching career2012–present
Career history
As player:
1996–1997Bini Viaggi Livorno
1997–1998Fort Wayne Fury
1998–1999JDA Dijon
1999Pau Orthez
2000Aris B.C.
2000–2001Telit Trieste
2001–2002Pamesa Valencia
2002–2003Benetton Treviso
2003–2004Oregon Scientific Cantú
2004–2007Armani Jeans Milano
2007–2008Upim Bologna
2008–2009Triboldi Soresina
2010Igea Sant'Antimo
As coach:
2018–2019Auxilium Torino (assistant)
2019–presentBarry (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Calabria played college basketball at North Carolina under coach Dean Smith from 1992 to 1996. He was a member of the Tar Heels’ 1993 national championship team.

Professional careerEdit

He moved to Europe for his professional career, spending a good part of it in the Italian Serie A.

International careerEdit

A dual national of United States and Italy, he played for the Italy national basketball team.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2011, Calabria was named director of basketball operations at UNC Wilmington under coach Buzz Peterson. In 2012, he was moved to a full assistant role with the departure of Brooks Lee.[1]

In June 2018, Calabria became an assistant coach of Larry Brown for the Italian basketball club Auxilium Torino.[2]


  1. ^ "Seahawks Move Calabria To Assistant Post". UNCW Athletics. August 29, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Larry Brown è a Torino: il momento della firma sul contratto con la Fiat" [Larry Brown is in Turin: the moment of the sign on the contract with Fiat] (in Italian). Sportando.basketball. June 17, 2018.

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