Entering his third season as the administrative assistant for the Tulane Basketball program is Mark Dannhoff, who is in his 14th season in the collegiate coaching ranks. Dannhoff is involved in all aspects of the Tulane program, while coordinating scout-film design and production.
Dannhoff joined the Green Wave staff after a year at crosstown rival University of New Orleans. During the 2000-01 season, the Privateers showed a eight-win improvement over the previous year.
Prior to arriving in the Big Easy, Dannhoff served as an assistant coach at Centenary College in 1999-2000. He also assisted legendary coach Wimp Sanderson at Arkansas-Little Rock for one season.
Before joining Coach Sanderson, Dannhoff was the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Ark. He also coordinated recruiting at Tech.
A native of LaCrosse, Wis., Dannhoff lettered in basketball at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Following his graduation with a bachelor's degree in physical education, he joined the Eagle staff as an assistant coach. He also earned his master's degree in education and professional development at UW-LaCrosse.
After two seasons with his alma mater, he accepted the head coaching position at Northland Community College in Thief River Falls, Minn., in 1992.
In five seasons as the head coach at Northland, Dannhoff built a reputation as an optimistic, enthusiastic coach who played an exciting, up-tempo brand of basketball, similar to the style employed by Coach Finney's teams at Tulane. In each of his years at Northland, the Pioneers improved on their win total and during the 1995-96 season, Dannhoff guided the team to the Northern Division Championship and a MCCC Regional tournament berth. In addition to his success on the court, Dannhoff excelled with the classroom performance of his program - 95 percent of his players graduated.
The son of Richard and Mary Dannhoff, the 36-year old Dannhoff lives in Metairie, La.