Fitchburg selects Nagle for rebuild

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Daniel Nagle was the head basketball coach at Worcester (Mass.) Academy the past two seasons. 

Fitchburg State athletic director Sue Lauder announced the appointment of Daniel Nagle as the school's women's basketball head coach. "Dan's enthusiasm, knowledge of the game, network of contacts, and prior success at the head coaching level make him an ideal choice to lead our women's basketball program," Lauder said.

Nagle comes to Fitchburg State after serving two seasons as the head girls' varsity coach at Worcester Academy, a Class A prep school in Massachusetts.

Fitchburg State was 0-25 this past season under Brooke Freeburg and has lost 29 consecutive games. Freeburg was 13-37 in her two seasons at the helm.

During his tenure, Nagle transformed the Hilltoppers' girls basketball program. In his inaugural campaign, Worcester Academy finished with a winning record (13 wins) and returned to the Class A NEPSAC Tournament after missing out the year prior to his arrival. In year two, Nagle's team finished with a record of 21-5. It marked the first 20 plus-win season for the program, which also reeled off its first 10-game winning streak, and made its first NEPSAC Class A Semi-Final appearance in 10 years.

Nagle has another rebuilding effort in front of him at Fitchburg. The Falcons were winless last season, though they had a winning mark in three of the previous four. He has previous Division III collegiate coaching experience as well, having served as an assistant coach at Mass-Boston for two seasons (2010-2012).

While serving as director of basketball operations at both Mass Premier Courts and Mansfield Sportsplex, Nagle organized all camps and clinics, and coached several AAU teams of various ages.

He graduated from Emmanuel in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and went on to earn a master's in sports leadership from Northeastern in 2011.