Dan Shardo is entering his 13th season with the Oilers men’s basketball team in 2018-19 and will serve as the associate head coach, a role he has held for the past five years.
During his time with the program, the team has enjoyed great success. While an assistant on staff, the Oilers have recorded a 300-70 record. He has been a part of eight GLIAC South Division championship teams, six GLIAC Tournament winning squads, and has helped coach the Oilers to nine NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances. He was also serving as an assistant coach on staff when the Oilers went 36-0 during the 2008-09 campaign en route to the NCAA Division II National Championship.
Shardo’s responsibilities as the associate head coach during the season include serving as the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and planning and supervising the individual workout programs.
Prior to his arrival at Findlay, Shardo served as an assistant coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Along with his on the court coaching instruction, Shardo was also involved with practice planning, recruiting and game preparation at Earlham.
Before entering the college scene, Shardo was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Versailles High School, for one year and was the varsity boy’s head coach for two years at Mississinawa Valley High School.
During his collegiate career, Shardo was a four-year starter at Wilmington College. He was voted team captain and MVP twice and is ranked in the top ten in all-time scoring as well as being the all-time leader in three pointers made. He graduated from Wilmington College with his bachelor’s degree in education and later earned his master’s degree in education from Marygrove College.
Shardo resides in Findlay with his wife, Rebecca, and children, Samantha, Nathan and Cameron.