MARK DANNHOFF – Head Coach
Mark Dannhoff begins his first season as head basketball coach of the Enid Outlaws.
Dannhoff is a motivated and experienced “Program Builder” with a history of successfully revitalizing and building basketball programs as a head and assistant coach, doing so with integrity, class, and a championship vision. He possesses a high-level of competitiveness, dedication, and commitment to success.
“I am honored and humbled to be the head coach of the Enid Outlaws. I cannot express enough my excitement and enthusiasm to be a member of this outstanding organization. I arrive with expectations of building a great team, but ultimately to help build a great organization that will last, with strong relationships, high standards, integrity, and a deep passion. After meeting with President Reed, Mr. Hiatt, and Ms. Edwards, I could see this was their vision for the organization. I observed first class facilities, strong leadership, terrific community support, and amazing people who are passionate about this team. Not to mention, we play in an incredible league. How could you not be excited moving forward?”
Dannhoff comes to Oklahoma with more than 30 years of basketball experience under his wing. He has served as an assistant on eight Division I collegiate coaching staffs, including Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, Georgia State, and Tulane.
Mark has spent the past eleven years as the assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and served as the interim coach during the coaching transition following his first year. During his time on the Island, Mark helped to rebuild the culture and success of the program. In 2016-17, the Islanders received their fourth straight postseason invitation including a trip to the CIT Championship game. Over a four-year stretch, the Islanders have won 87 games, had three straight 20+ win seasons, had three 2nd and one 3rd place finish, played in back-to-back conference championships and recorded their only postseason victories in school history.
Prior to joining the Islanders staff, Dannhoff spent a year each at Texas-Pan American and Mercer University as well as two years with the Panthers at Georgia State University. Before joining the Panther staff, Dannhoff was an assistant coach at Tulane University for four seasons. In addition, Mark was a member of the coaching staff at the University of New Orleans and Arkansas – Little Rock.
Dannhoff gained valuable experience for five seasons as the head coach at Northland (Minn.) Community College and employed an up-tempo style of play. He guided the team to a Division Championship and a MCCC Regional Tournament berth. The 1996 team won the Northern Division championship.
Together with his extensive coaching experience and player development background, Dannhoff has coached sixty-five players who have moved on to play at the professional level, including two players in the NBA and Six in the NBA Developmental League.