Dan McNeely was named Maine Maritime Academy's Head Men's Basketball Coach on Thursday, June 22. McNeely also serves as the Athletic Administrator / Scheduling Coordinator for the Athletics Department.
Most recently, McNeely served as the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at NCAA Division III member Piedmont College in Georgia for two seasons. During his time at Piedmont, McNeely helped lead the Lions to success on the floor with to back-to-back USA South Championship Tournament appearances and in the classroom as the Lions earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award in 2016.
Prior to his time with Piedmont, McNeely spent three seasons at Manchester University in Indiana where he helped recruit over 30 student-athletes to the program and assisted in the planning and execution of all practices, game plans, and scouting reports.
Before joining Manchester's coaching staff, McNeely served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the men's basketball program at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
McNeely began his coaching career at the high school level in Ohio, while still pursuing his undergraduate degree coaching first at Xenia Christian High School before moving on Waynesville High School.
As a student-athlete at Wittenberg University, McNeely was a member of the 2005-2006 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Runner-Up team.
McNeely earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Wittenberg University in May of 2010 while also minoring in Russian Area Studies. He completed his Master of Science in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science with a concentration in Sport Management in June of 2012 at The Citadel. McNeely also earned his Graduate Certificate in Sport Management from The Citadel.