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ABOUT

A native of New York, Steve Dagostino went from and undersized, underrecruited high school basketball player to a 2x All-American and European Pro.  Through Hard Worked honed from working as a laborer at the family's 95 Year Old concrete product business, Steve has built 'Dags Basketball' in to one of the Top Player Development Companies on the East Coast. He has a reputation for Identifying Players needs, Executing the vision in Training, and Shaping Players Mindset.  This process has led many of his players to exceed 'experts' expectations!

STEVE DAGOSTINO

SKILL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

ENTREPENEUR

 
 
SKILL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Steve's strength as a Player Development Specialist lies in his ability to IDENTIFY what players need to succeed in their Team's System.  Then change a players MINDSET to focus on those skills, and finally EXECUTE the vision in training sessions.  His clients have continually exceeded expectations, and achieved success at EVERY LEVEL!

KEVIN HUERTER (USA, MARYLAND)

ANDREW PLATEK (UNC)

TALOR BATTLE (USA, PENN ST, PRO)

JOE CREMO (UALBANY)

ELIJAH BURNS (NOTRE DAME)

TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Steve Dagostino has trained over 40 High School and College Teams across New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.  Steve's ability to put teams through Skill Workouts based on their Offensive Style and Team Philosophy has allowed him to work in sync with some of the top Teams and Coaches in the Northeast.

SHENEDEHOWA HS (NYS CHAMPS)

SCOTIA HS (2X NYS CHAMPS)
ALBANY ACADEMY(2x NYS FED CHAMPS)

RIDGEFIELD HS 'CT' (FCIAC CHAMPS)

8 DIFFERENT NYS SEC. 2 CHAMPS

CASTLETON UNIVERSITY/UNION COLLEGE

LEAD TRAINER

Steve's reputation for being a clinician and speaker has provided him the opportunity to work with great basketball minds at some great events.  As a prefectionist, Steve is always looking to provide value to those that higher him! 'Dags' has hosted clinics in NEW YORK, FLORIDA, VERMONT, AND CONNECTICUT!

GARF CLINIC (ON COURT DEMO)

NYS NIKE TOP 24 (LEAD TRAINER)

NIKE EYBL COMBINE (LEAD TRAINER)

BCANY CLINIC (ON-COURT DEMO)

CASTLETON TEAM CAMP (SPEAKER)

GREG KOUBEK CAMP (SPEAKER)

USA BASKETBALL

Steve Dagostino has had the privilege to work as a Skills Trainer with USA BASKETBALL.  In the spring of 2018 he was a court coach for the U18 National Team Trials under coach Bill Self.  In October of 2018 he was called back to work as 1 of 2 Skill Coaches during the newly establish USA Junior National Team Camp.  This camp features the Top 20 players in 9th-12th Grade and is in collaboration wtih the NBA, NBPA, and NCAA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
WATCH DAGS WORK
EDUCATION
 
HONORS / AWARDS

HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMIC

>GPA 96  

>NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

>TOP 5% OF GRADUATING CLASS

> SECTION 2 SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

ATHLETIC

>CHANNEL 13 ALL-STAR

>1ST TEAM ALL AREA TIMES UNION

>1ST TEAM ALL AREA DAILY GAZETTE

>1ST TEAM ALL AREA TROY RECORD

>SEC. 2 ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

>NYS CLASS AA ALL-STATE

>NIKE EYBL CITY ROCKS

>UPSTATE NY BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

COLLEGE 

ACADEMIC

>3.83 GPA

>MAGNA CUM LAUDE

>DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY 

>NE-10 SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

>ECAC SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

ATHLETIC

>2X NE-10 MVP

>2X 1ST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

>2X ESPN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

>DAKTRONICS NCAA D2 NORTHEAST REGION MVP

>3 NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

>NCAA D2 ALL-STAR GAME

>BOB COUSY AWARD NOMINEE

>ECAC SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

>ESPNU CBI INVITATIONAL ALL STAR

>EAST COAST ALL- STARS (EURO TOUR)

>NCAA TOURNEY NE REGION ALL STAR

 PRO

ATHLETIC

>DRAFTED: ALBANY PATROONS (2008)

>TREVISO SUMMER LEAGUE (ITALY)

>HUNGARY TOP DIVISION (DEKE)

16.4 PPG / 4.3 APG

>ITALY LEGADUE (PAVIA)

PLAYED FOR HC WALTER DERAFFAELE

>UK BBL (SHEFFIELD)

UNITED KINGDOM BOSMAN PLAYER OF  THE YEAR

UK BBL CUP MVP (35 PTS, 8 THREES)

>SPAIN LEB SILVER (OVIEDO)

11 PPG / 50% 3FG

>SPAIN LEB GOLD (LLEIDA)

PLAYED FOR HC RICARD CASAS

>ICELAND EXPRESS (KEFLAVIK)

23.2 PPG / 4.5 APG

PLAYED FOR HC SIGGI INGMUNDENSSON

AGENTS

INTERPERFORMANCES, JOHN GREIG

EMILIO DURAN

 
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

MOTIVATIONAL

NYS APHERD

LEADERSHIP AWARD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MOTIVATIONAL

SPA CATHOLIC

COMMENCEMENT

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LEAD TRAINER

NIKE EYBL COMBINE

NYS TOP 24 COMBINE

NIKE EYBL COMBINE II

CLINICIAN

USA BASKETBALL U18

(Support Coach)

NIKE MADE HOOPS

(Trainer)

CLINICIAN

GARF CLINIC
BCANY CLINIC

(SITUATIONAL SHOOTING)

ALOPECIA AREATA

 

THEN

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body.  In 1998, as a 7th grader, I began to notice patches of bald spots on my head and was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata.  For the past 20 years, I have had it on and off with much of that time being spent growing out my hair and covering up the patches.  What I thought was a hinderence for me, actually helped me.  I grew my hair out, it became my SIGNATURE LOOK, and in a sport where you are dying to be recruited and noticed, my hair complimented my game.  It also helped that my mother was a hair dresser!!

NOW

Today, I face a different challenge.  My alopecia has forced me to shave my head bald, I have also begun to lose my eyebrows.  The obstacle of navigating a 'First Impression' as an entrepeneur with a bald head and no eyebrows is something that I find difficult.

I continually meet people with Alopecia and hope to do as much as I can to spread awareness and raise money.  In 2014, I ran a clinic in which we raised over $1200 for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.  I am open to doing more fundraisers as well!

 

VENTURES