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Gonzaga Basketball

Gonzaga Basketball Coaches

Mark Few has been a mainstay on the Gonzaga Bulldog's coaching staff ever since 1989. Few and the rest of his coaching staff have put together a remarkable tournament run, culminating in an appearance in the 2017 NCAA Championship.

Current Coaches

Head Coach: Mark Few

Few enters his 19th season as Gonzaga’s head coach after a record-setting 2017 season. Gonzaga won a program-record 37 games and reached the NCAA championship game, earning Few Naismith Coach of the Year honors. Few has led GU to 18 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including one Final Four, two Elite Eights and seven Sweet 16s. The Zags have won or shared 17 WCC regular-season championships in Few’s 19 seasons, winning 14 WCC tournament crowns in that time.

Assistant Coach: Tommy Lloyd

Lloyd, who is in his 17th season with Gonzaga, has expanded the program’s recruiting boundaries by helping bring in numerous international players. Lloyd helped recruit current Zags Rui Hachimura (Japan), Killian Tillie (France), Jacob Larsen (Denmark) and Joel Ayayi (France). Lloyd was instrumental in recruiting former Zags Przemek Karnowski, Domantas Sabonis, Kevin Pangos, Kelly Olynyk, Robert Sacre, Elias Harris and Ronny Turiaf. Lloyd built his contacts overseas when he played professionally in Australia and Germany.

Assistant Coach: Donny Daniels

Daniels brings a wealth of West Coast coaching experience to Gonzaga’s staff. He’s in his eighth season with the Zags after spending seven years at UCLA. He has nearly four decades of coaching experience at the college, junior college and prep levels. Daniels was the head coach at Cal State Fullerton, his alma mater, from 2001-03. He also spent 11 years as an assistant at Utah, which played in the 1998 national championship game.

Assistant Coach: Brian Michaelson

Michaelson is in his 10th season in Gonzaga's program, the last five as an assistant coach. He's played a key role in the player development and scouting, playing a prominent role in the recruiting of transfers Kyle Wiltjer, Byron Wesley, Nigel Williams-Goss and current Zag Johnathan Williams. Michaelson, a Portland native, was a walk-on at Gonzaga in 2001-02. He finished his career in 2005 as a member of five NCAA Tournament teams.

Director of Basketball Operations: Stephen Gentry

Gentry is the newest addition to the coaching staff Gentry served as Oklahoma State’s player development director in 2017. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach for three seasons at Stephen F. Austin, helping the Lumberjacks win 89 games. Gentry also worked six seasons at Texas A&M, two as director of operations and four as video coordinator. Gentry played four seasons at Gonzaga on teams that went 107-20 and made four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Coordinator of Analytics/Video Operations: Riccardo Fois

Fois is in his fourth season on Gonzaga’s staff. He was video coordinator for Team USA, coached by GU’s Mark Few, at the 2015 Pan-Am Games. Fois played one season at Pepperdine in 2008 and served as a graduate assistant for the Waves from 2012-14. The Italian native played professionally in his homeland from 2009-12.

Coaching Timeline