Head Coach Dan Kosmoski



 
     
  21st Season in 2014-15  
  Overall Record: 235-266 (.469)  
MIAC Record: 179-221 (.448)
MIAC Playoff Champions: 2013-14
NCAA Appearances: 2013-14
Hometown: Owatonna, Minn.
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota
E-mail: kosmoski@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-3252
 
 


THE KOSMOSKI FILE
1994: Named head St. Olaf basketball coach
1997-98:
St. Olaf finishes third in the MIAC, going 13-7 in league play, to reach the four-team MIAC playoffs.

2002-03:
St. Olaf wins each of last six regular season games to reach MIAC playoffs for first time since 1997-98.
2003-04:
Picked up 100th career win at St. Olaf with 75-69 win at Luther College on Nov. 25.
2006-07:
Oles reach MIAC playoffs as No. 6 seed, defeat Bethel 81-79 in first round for school's first postseason win in over 25 years.
2010-11:
Team reaches postseason as fourth seed, earning first home game in current format of MIAC tournament... Oles compile 17-9 record, most wins in Kosmoski's tenure... Juniors Bobby Fong and Stu Neville are All-MIAC.
2011-12: Oles finish third in the MIAC, going 15-5 in league play... The 15 league wins are the most for a St. Olaf team since 1988-89 and the second-most for any Ole men's basketball team playing a MIAC schedule... Picked up 200th career win with victory over Bethel on Feb. 4... Oles win nine of last 10 regular season games... Seniors Bobby Fong and Stu Neville are each all-conference and all-region selections.

2013-14: St. Olaf wins MIAC Playoff title and reaches NCAA Division III tournament for first time in school history... Oles' 17 wins in league play and 22 overall are most in program history... Team ranked fourth in country in team defense... Team ranked No. 25 in D3hoops.com poll in final regular season ranking... Was named MIAC Coach of the Year... Was named D3hoops.com West Region Coach of the Year.

In 2014-15, Dan Kosmoski enters his 21th season as head coach at St. Olaf. Kosmoski led St. Olaf to its first MIAC Playoff title and NCAA Division III appearance in school history in 2013-14. Kosmoski was named the MIAC's Coach of the Year and the D3hoops.com West Region Coach of the Year. The Oles have finished in the top four of the MIAC in three of the last four seasons.

The Oles have made five trips to the MIAC's six-team playoff in Kosmoski's tenure. St. Olaf also qualified for the event when four teams made the cut, in 1997-98, in Kosmoski's fourth season.

Before serving as the Oles head coach, Kosmoski was an assistant at the University of Minnesota under Jim Dutcher, Jimmy Williams and Clem Haskins.

Coach Koz was a standout at Owatonna High School, earning all-state honors in football, basketball and track. Kosmoski has directed basketball camps for 25 years, and now heads his own, Coach Koz Fundamental Basketball Camp in the summer.

Kosmoski and his wife Ellen live in Edina.


The Oles Under Dan Kosmoski
Season Overall Pct. MIAC Pct. MIAC
1994-95 9-15 .375 7-13 .350 7th
1995-96 15-9 .625 11-9 .550 5th
1996-97 14-10 .583 12-8 .600 4th
1997-98 15-9 .625 13-7 .650 3rd
1998-99 12-12 .500 9-11 .450 7th
1999-00 3-21 .125 3-17 .150 11th
2000-01 7-17 .292 5-15 .250 9th
2001-02 9-16 .360 5-15 .250 8th
2002-03 15-11 .577 11-9 .550 5th
2003-04 10-15 .400 7-13 .350 7th
2004-05 7-18 .280 3-17 .150 11th
2005-06 10-15 .400 7-13 .350 7th
2006-07 13-14 .481 9-11 .450 6th
2007-08 12-13 .480 10-10 .500 7th
2008-09 10-15 .400 7-13 .350 9th
2009-10 10-15 .400 8-12 .400 8th
2010-11 17-9 .654 12-8 .600 4th
2011-12 16-10 .615 15-5 .600 3rd
2012-13 9-16 .360 8-12 .400 8th
2013-14 22-6 .786 17-3 .850 2nd (1st)
Total 235-266 .450 179-221 .448 ---