|Born||March 30, 1957|
Martins Ferry, Ohio
|Alma mater||Ohio University (BA)|
Xavier University (MS)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1980–1984||Wheeling Central HS (assistant)|
|1984–1987||Wheeling Central HS|
|2001–2007||Wake Forest (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–2 (NCAA Division I)|
Dino Joseph Gaudio (born March 30, 1957) is a former head men's basketball coach at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a current college basketball assistant coach at the University of Louisville. He previously served as the head coach at the United States Military Academy and Loyola College in Maryland.
Gaudio was named head coach of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team on August 8, 2007. He had served as an assistant to his predecessor, Skip Prosser, who died suddenly in July 2007. Gaudio's association with Prosser began in 1981 when he served as an assistant coach at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, West Virginia, while Prosser was head coach.
Gaudio remained loyal to Prosser, his mentor and predecessor at Wake Forest. In the final days of his life, Prosser attended the games of three 5-star recruits in Las Vegas and Orlando. These recruits remained committed to Wake Forest and made up an eventual number-three-ranked recruiting class for the 2008–09 season, signed by Gaudio as a memory to Prosser.
Gaudio tallied three winning seasons at Wake Forest, making the NCAA Tournament in two out of three years. In 2008–09, his Deacons raced out to a 16–0 start and rose to the number-one spot in the rankings for only the second time in school history. However, they went out with a thud, losing in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Maryland before getting blown out by 13-seed Cleveland State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A year later, they made another early exit in the ACC Tournament. While they won their first-round NCAA Tournament game, they were drilled by Kentucky in the second round. Gaudio was fired a few weeks later.
Gaudio became an announcer for ESPN's college basketball coverage in 2011.
After seven years with ESPN and out of coaching, Gaudio was hired by Chris Mack to be an assistant for the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team. Mack and Gaudio were previously assistants together at Wake Forest from 2001–04, before Mack left to become an assistant and later head coach at Xavier University.
Head coaching record
|Army Cadets (Patriot League) (1993–1997)|
|Army:||36–72 (.333)||14–38 (.269)|
|Loyola Greyhounds (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (1997–2000)|
|Loyola:||32–52 (.381)||19–35 (.352)|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2007–2010)|
|2008–09||Wake Forest||24–7||11–5||T–2nd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|2009–10||Wake Forest||20–11||9–7||5th||NCAA Division I Second Round|
|Wake Forest:||61–31 (.663)||27–21 (.563)|
- "Wake Forest expected to name longtime assistant Gaudio as Prosser's replacement". SI.com.[dead link]
- "Gaudio gets nod to replace Prosser at WFU". Winston-Salem Journal. August 8, 2007. Retrieved December 24, 2007.
- Official biography
- Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting - Late additions boost Tennessee teams
- "Prosser's recruiting class keeps his memory alive". USA Today. July 24, 2008. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- "Wake Forest fires coach Gaudio". ESPN. The Associated Press. April 7, 2010.
- Greer, Jeff (April 6, 2018). "Former Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio is joining Chris Mack's Louisville basketball staff". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
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