Dan Bonner

Dan Bonner
Dan Bonner
Sport(s) Women's Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant Athletic Director/Assistant Girl's Soccer Coach
Team Robert E Lee High School
Playing career
1971-1975 University of Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975-1978 University of Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 22-20 (.524)

Dan Bonner is an analyst and color commentator covering NCAA men's basketball. He previously played basketball at the University of Virginia and coached the UVa women's team for two seasons. He also coached girls' basketball and soccer at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Virginia.[1]


Playing career

Dan Bonner attended the University of Virginia and played basketball from 1971 to 1975. In 1975 he was named captain and was named to the Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference team.[2][3]

Coaching career

After his playing career, Dan Bonner was an assistant coach under Barbara Kelly at the University of Virginia for the first two seasons of women's basketball ever played. He succeeded her as head coach in 1975 leading the women's team to a 22-20 (.524) record over two seasons at the helm.[4]

Television career

He serves as an analyst for regular-season college basketball games[5] for CBS Sports,[2] ESPN (1987–2001)[6] and Fox Sports Net and has called ACC games for Jefferson Pilot Sports[1] since 1983. Bonner also filled that role for NCAA Productions' broadcasts of tournament games from 1985 through 1990.[7]

He is quoted as saying, "The Monday after Selection Sunday, I'm scrambling to learn all the teams that I'll have to do later in the week. And then I'm out on the road."[8]

His other broadcasting work includes play-by-play for baseball's Carolina League, women's college basketball, soccer play-by-play and an announcer for Fox Sports Net South's coverage of ACC Baseball.


He currently is the assistant athletic director and assistant girls' soccer coach for Robert E. Lee High School, having previously coached the girls' basketball team from 1999 to 2003. He was named the Virginia Group AA Coach of the Year for the 2002-03 season.[2]

Dan is married to the former Terry Israel,[4] who was the team captain and MVP of the 1975-76 Lady Cavaliers team. The Bonners have three children: Coleman, Keary and Sarah.[1][6] He also was head coach for the West Point High School Basketball Team in West Point, Virginia.


  1. ^ a b c Bonner, Dan (February 16, 2011). Interview. The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner. WJFK-FM. 
  2. ^ a b c "CBS Sports Team - Dan Bonner (CBS Sports Analyst)" (Press release). CBS Sportsline. http://cbs.sportsline.com/cbssports/team/dbonner. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  3. ^ Hite, Patrick (2004-02-06). "Inside the ACC with ... Dan Bonner". Augusta Free Press. http://www.augustafreepress.com/stories/storyReader$18383?print-friendly=true. Retrieved 2006-12-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Player Bio: Debbie Ryan" (Press release). VirginiaSports.com. http://virginiasports.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/ryan_debbie00.html. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  5. ^ Dopirak, Dustin (2006-03-15). "Zags? Yesterday’s News - Staunton’s Dan Bonner, a CBS Sports basketball analyst, isn’t high on Gonzaga this year.". Daily News Record. http://www.dnronline.com/sports_details.php?AID=3444&CHID=3. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  6. ^ a b Bonner, Dan. "Chat with Dan Bonner on theACC.com". http://www.theacc.com/chat/020703aaa.html. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  7. ^ Lindquist, Jerry (2005-03-17). "With little acclaim, Bonner's back in business for tourney". Richmond Times Dispatch. http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031781625874&path=!sports&s=1045855934844. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  8. ^ Bonner, Dan. "Dan Bonner quotes". http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/dan_bonner/. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
Preceded by
Barbara Kelly
University of Virginia Head Women's Basketball Coach
1975 – 1977
Succeeded by
Debbie Ryan

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