Brian Agler

Brian Agler

Brian Agler
Los Angeles Sparks
Position Head coach
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1958-08-02) August 2, 1958
Nationality American
Career information
High school Elgin (Marion, Ohio)
College Wittenberg (1976–1980)
Coaching career 1993–present
Career history
As coach:
1993–1996 Kansas State (women's)
1996–1998 Columbus Quest (ABL)
19992002 Minnesota Lynx
2004 Phoenix Mercury (assistant)
20052007 San Antonio Silver Stars (assistant)
20082014 Seattle Storm
2015–present Los Angeles Sparks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Brian Agler (born August 2, 1958)[1] is a basketball coach, currently the head coach of WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. He has been the head coach of two other professional women's teams, and won three professional titles as coach.

Agler attended college at Wittenberg University in Ohio, where he helped the Tigers win the 1977 Division III NCAA Championship as a point guard. He graduated in 1980. He received his master's degree in education from Pittsburg State University in 1985.

As head coach of the Columbus Quest of the American Basketball League, Agler led the team to a combined 82-22 record and two ABL Championships. He was named ABL Coach of the Year in 1997.

After the ABL collapsed in late 1998, Agler made the shift to the WNBA. He became the first head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, piloting them to a 48-67 record from 1999-2002. He served as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Mercury in the 2004 season, then with the San Antonio Silver Stars from 2005 to 2007. The Seattle Storm named Agler head coach on January 9, 2008. He succeeds Anne Donovan who resigned in November 2007.

Agler coached the Seattle Storm to win their second championship in 2010.[2]

He now lives in Ohio, while he was still coaching the Storm.

On January 5, 2015, it was announced that Agler would become the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 22 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (16 September 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

External links

  • Brian Agler named head coach of the Seattle Storm
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Susan Yow
Kansas State Wildcats women's basketball Head Coach
Succeeded by
Jack Hartman (interim)
Preceded by
Position Created
Minnesota Lynx General Manager
Succeeded by
Roger Griffith
Preceded by
Karen Bryant
Seattle Storm General Manager
Succeeded by
Alisha Valavanis