Head Basketball Coach, College Prep HS (Oakland)
Trainer - SF Bay Area
Dan Ourian, aka 'Coach Dan,' is a USA Basketball certified youth development coach and head coach of the Boys Varsity basketball program at College Preparatory School in Rockridge, Oakland. Before relocating to the Bay Area in 2015, Dan was born and raised in New York, where he was a member of the New York Knicks' Community Relations department and served as Director of Sport Programs at the cultural institution, the 92nd Street Y. In the late-2000's, he spent two life-changing years in the Middle East as a Program Director of the non-profit PeacePlayers International, an organization that uses sport to bring children together in conflict regions. Since relocating to the Bay Area, Dan has been working towards his Master's degree in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill and has worked with several local sport organizations, including Positive Coaching Alliance, Solt Evans LEAP Program, and the Golden State Warriors youth basketball department. He lives in Oakland with his wife.