SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Dan Eberhardtmost recently head coach of men’s basketball at Holy Names University, was named assistant coach of Cal Poly’s women’s basketball program, the second assistant coach hired by the head coach Shanele Stires.
“Coach Eberhard (“Coach Eb”) is a real team player,” Stires said. “He epitomizes true selflessness and puts extraordinary effort into everything he touches. He is one of the most talented coaches I have ever met in my career. I knew when Coach Eb wanted to do part of what we’re building at Cal Poly that it was a highlight day for our program.”
Eberhardt comes to Cal Poly after spending the last two years as the men’s head coach at Holy Names University in Oakland.
Previously, he was an assistant coach/associate head coach for the Cal State East Bay men’s team from 2014-2020. While there, the team set a school record for winning twice and received the first-ever NCAA Division II regional and national rankings. Eberhardt coordinated recruiting efforts that resulted in 10 CCAA All-Conference selections, two All-West Region selections and one CCAA Newcomer of the Year. Off the field, Eberhardt helped develop an academic support plan that led to four consecutive Team Academic Excellence Awards.
Prior to coaching at Cal State East Bay, Eberhardt served as an assistant men’s coach at the California Maritime Academy from 2012 to 2014. During that time, the Keelhaulers won back-to-back CalPac conference and tournament championships, averaging 25 wins. per season. The team achieved the highest NAIA ranking in school history and reached the NAIA Sweet 16 National Tournament in 2012-13.
“The boundless energy and great dexterity he provides show that he is capable of handling any facet of a program,” Stires added. “This ability is an invaluable resource personally and for our young girls. He is a tireless recruiter with great energy, and he has many talents that will elevate our program. To say I am excited about Coach Eberhart is an understatement – I am delighted to have him join our team.”
A native of Roseville in the Sacramento area, Eberhardt played at Woodcreek High School before playing at Grossmont Community College where, in 2009-10, he led the team in points, assists and steals, earning all-time honors. conferences.
He then played two years at Cal Maritime Academy where he was team captain and All-Conference, served as chairman of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and received the NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Champion of Character Award.
Eberhardt received a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Logistics from Cal Maritime and a Master of Science in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.