OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER HEAD COACH
Mark Daigneault is the Head Coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. On November 11, 2020, Daigneault became the 4th Head Coach in Thunder history.
The 2020-2021 NBA Season was Coach Daigneault’s first year as an NBA Head Coach – he was an Assistant with the Thunder in the 2019-2020 season. Prior to the Thunder, Coach Daigneault was the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s G-League affiliate, for five seasons. During Coach Daigneault’s time with the Blue, he had a regular season record of 143-107, while leading the Blue to three consecutive Division Championships. Coach Daigneault was also named NBA G League Coach of the Month three times in his tenure with the Blue. During the 2015-2016 season, Coach Daigneault joined the Thunder’s coaching staff, helping the team reach the Western Conference Finals.
Mark Daigneault was born on August 12, 1985, in Leominster, Massachusetts and attended Leominster High School. After high school, Daigneault went to the University of Connecticut where he served as a student manager for UConn’s Men’s Basketball team (2003-2007). Coach Daigneault graduated with a degree in Education and is noted in crediting his studies with being able to connect with players. Coach Daigneault’s wife, Ashley, is a gymnastics coach at the University of Oklahoma.