Daniel Shapiro begins his first season as the Husky Men’s Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is responsible for designing and implementing the club's year-round strength and conditioning programs, while working closely with the training staff and doctors in monitoring player nutritional needs and injury rehabilitation.
Shapiro comes to the Huskies after serving as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Sacramento Kings in the N.B.A. Prior to the Kings, Shapiro spent two seasons at the University of Dayton as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s & Women’s basketball teams. His previous work experience includes a seven-year association with the Seattle Supersonics as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach under Dwight Daub. During his stay with the Sonics, Shapiro doubled his duties with the organization and worked as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA from their inaugural season in 2000 until May of 2003.
Shapiro is co-founder of the NBSCA (National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association), established in 2008 and served as its inaugural president from 2009 to 2011. In May 2010, Shapiro was awarded the 2010 NBSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
A native of Renton, Washington, Shapiro earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and master's degree in physical education, both from Seattle Pacific University. He has his CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Shapiro enjoys working out and ran and completed his first marathon in summer 2009 in Seattle.