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Raise the Barn presented by Explore Minnesota takes you behind the scenes of Gopher basketball.
Dan McHale recently completed his first season as an assistant coach on Richard Pitino's staff.
McHale came to the Twin Cities after serving as an assistant coach to Kevin Willard at Seton Hall for three seasons. McHale spent a total of six seasons on Willard's staff, also working on his staff at Iona College.
While at Seton Hall, McHale was in charge of the Pirates' defensive game planning and spearheaded opponent scouting and game preparation. He also spent time analyzing each opponent's game film in order to develop appropriate responses to various schemes.
In his three seasons at Iona, McHale assisted Coach Willard in the rebuilding of the Gaels program. Their final season in New Rochelle (2009-10) included a nine-win improvement that resulted in 21 wins and the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Willard was named the MAAC Coach of the Year following the season.
McHale spent four seasons at the University of Louisville, two as a video coordinator and two as a staff assistant, under Hall of Fame head coach Rick Pitino. During the final two seasons, McHale was responsible for advance scouting video upcoming opponents as well as evaluation video for Cardinal players.
As a staff assistant at Louisville, McHale's duties included assisting in opponent scouting through film breakdowns, game preparation, and assisting in on-campus recruiting efforts.
A native of Chatham, N.J., McHale was a student manager for four years at the University of Kentucky (1997-2001), graduating with honors with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
He and his wife Jackie have a daughter, Lilly, and a son, Daniel.
|2013-present||Assistant Coach||University of Minnesota|
|2010-13||Assistant Coach||Seton Hall University|
|2007-10||Assistant Coach||Iona College|
|2005-07||Director of Video Operations||University of Louisville|
|2004-05||Director of Basketball Operations||Manhattan College|
|2001-03||Staff Assistant||Uinversity of Louisville|
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The Gophers return home Saturday afternoon to face the 17th-ranked Badgers in their first of two meetings this season.
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Tony Carr drew a foul on a final drive to the basket and made two free throws with five seconds left to lift Penn State to a 52-50 win over No. 24 Minnesota on Saturday.
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Minnesota closes out a grueling stretch of road games to begin conference season in Happy Valley Saturday.