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. 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.
|Born||January 6, 1953|
|College||UC San Diego (1978–1981)|
|2000–2002||Seattle Storm (assistant)|
|2003||Phoenix Mercury (assistant)|
|2004–2007||Charlotte Bobcats (assistant)|
|2008–2011||Indiana Fever (assistant)|
|2014||Los Angeles Sparks (assistant)|
|2015–2016||Indiana Fever (assistant)|
|2017, 2018–||Seattle Storm (assistant)|
|2017||Seattle Storm (interim head coach)|
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 and Los Angeles Sparks in 2014.
Kloppenburg improved the Shock during his two-year tenure; nevertheless, he was fired after the 2013 season.
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Playoffs||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|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|