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Schedule

M Basketball
FINAL
Tue
Nov 05
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
68
ECU
ECU
Greenville, N.C.
80
M Basketball
FINAL
Fri
Nov 08
Marist
Marist
58
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
56
M Basketball
FINAL
Mon
Nov 11
Presbyterian
Presbyterian
80
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
77
M Basketball
FINAL
Thu
Nov 14
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
56
Arkansas State
Arkansas State
Jonesboro, Ark. (Time is EST)
71
M Basketball
FINAL
Fri
Nov 15
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
67
Idaho
Idaho
Jonesboro, Ark. (time is EST)
68
M Basketball
12:00 PM
Sun
Nov 17
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
UC Davis
UC Davis
Jonesboro, Ark. (time is EST)
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Nov 20
Christendom College
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
3:00 PM
Sun
Nov 24
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
UNCG
UNCG
Greensboro, N.C.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Tue
Nov 26
Goucher
Goucher
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Dec 04
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Duquesne
Duquesne
Pittsburgh, Pa. (at LaRoche University)
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Sat
Dec 07
Stetson
Stetson
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Dec 11
Ferrum College
Ferrum College
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
4:00 PM
Sat
Dec 21
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
M Basketball
2:00 PM
Sun
Dec 29
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
USC Upstate
USC Upstate
Spartanburg, S.C.
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Wed
Jan 01
Furman
Furman
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Sat
Jan 04
Samford
Samford
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Jan 08
Western Carolina
Western Carolina
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Sat
Jan 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
ETSU
ETSU
Johnson City, Tenn.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Jan 15
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Mercer
Mercer
Macon, Ga.
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Sat
Jan 18
The Citadel
The Citadel
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Jan 22
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Wofford
Wofford
Spartanburg, S.C.
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Sat
Jan 25
Mercer
Mercer
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Jan 29
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Furman
Furman
Greenville, S.C.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Feb 05
Wofford
Wofford
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
M Basketball
1:00 PM
Sat
Feb 08
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
The Citadel
The Citadel
Charleston, S.C.
M Basketball
7:00 PM
Wed
Feb 12
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dan

Earl

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Head Coach
Alma Mater: Penn State
Graduating Year: 1997

Bio

Now in his fourth season, Dan Earl continues to guide VMI basketball with a steady hand. Having spent the first three years transitioning Keydet basketball to a new style of play, Earl enters 2018-19 with a roster full of youth, energy and an appetite to advance VMI basketball in the coming seasons.

Earl was named head VMI basketball coach on April 12, 2015. Earl came to VMI from the United States Naval Academy where he was Associate Head Coach since the 2011-12 season. His duties included serving as recruiting director, scheduling, scouting of opponents, game preparation and player development.

While at Navy, Earl used his experience as a dynamic recruiter to draw several talented student-athletes to Annapolis that were instrumental in the Midshipmen doubling conference wins in each of the first four seasons under head coach Ed DeChellis. Navy posted eight Patriot League wins in 2014-15 and defeated rival Army three times which included a conference tournament victory over the Cadets.

Earl directed the Navy offensive sets and played a vital role in increasing scoring output of key offensive players. On the defensive side, Navy ranked 57th in the country in scoring defense in 2013-14 and had the second lowest turnover total in school history.

Earl became the 28th head coach in VMI program history that dates back to 1908-09.

Earl starred on the basketball court at Penn State where he helped the Nittany Lions to one of the most prolific winning periods in the mid-90’s before spending six years from 2006-11 on the staff at Penn State as an assistant coach.

While coaching at his alma mater, Earl helped the Nittany Lions to a NCAA Tournament berth in 2011 –the program’s first in 10 years - and the 2009 NIT Championship squad that posted wins over national powers Florida, Notre Dame, and Baylor. The 2009 Penn State team won a school record 27 games and the program also attained an NIT berth in 2007.

As an assistant coach at Penn State, Earl played a key role in recruiting outstanding talent that fueled the program’s success as he served as lead recruiter on all-Big 10 guard Tim Frazier. Earl also helped develop All-Big 10 selection Talor Battle who became the first player in Big 10 history to eclipse 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists.

As a starting point guard under head coach Bruce Parkhill and then assistant coach Ed DeChellis, Earl battled injuries throughout his career but finished six years later with 1,256 points (15th all-time at the time), 574 assists (no. 2 all time), 194 career three-pointers (7th all-time) and 491 3-point attempts (7th all-time). He totaled two of the top season school marks in assists.

During his college playing career, Earl helped Penn State to perhaps the best five-year stretch in school history as the Nittany Lions posted a record of 73-46 that including a 48-13 home mark. He served as team captain three times and helped Penn State to the 1995 NIT and a 1996 NCAA Tournament appearance from a squad that went 21-7 and earned a top 10 national ranking. Earl earned All-Big Ten honors twice and was a two-time Academic All-American.

Earl received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Penn State in December, 1997 and earned a master’s degree in business logistics at Penn State in 2007.

Following graduation, Earl played professionally in Germany, Poland, Portugal, and also played stateside in the Continental Basketball Association and NBA’s Development League with the Roanoke (Va.) Dazzle in 2001-02. Earl participated in two New Jersey Nets NBA pre-seasons in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

Earl also co-owned and operated Next Level Basketball Camps from 2001-05 which conducted camps and clinics in New Jersey.

The Earl family has deep roots in basketball as father Denny was a starting forward for Rutgers in the mid 60’s where he played under head coach Bill Foster and alongside the late Jim Valvano. Dan’s younger brother, Brian, started for Princeton from 1996-99 and helped the Tigers to 95 wins – the most of any player in school history. Brian currently serves as an assistant coach at Princeton.

Dan and his wife, Sheila, were married in the summer of 2008 and have two daughters, Mila and Alyssa.

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