"Daniel John "Dan" Fitzgerald" was an American college basketball coach and athletic director at Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball/Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Fitzgerald was the head coach at Gonzaga for 15 seasons between 1978 and 1997 (except for 1981 to 1985) with an overall record of 252–171 (). He led the Bulldogs to their first appearance in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament/NCAA Tournament in 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament/1995, after leading them to their first post-season tournament, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1994 National Invitation Tournament/1994, where they won at Stanford Cardinal men's basketball/Stanford in the first round. They had narrowly missed an NIT selection the previous two seasons. Gonzaga returned to the NIT in 1996 National Invitation Tournament/1996.

Among his recruits was future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame/Basketball Hall of Fame member John Stockton, out of Gonzaga Preparatory School/Gonzaga Prep in 1980. Fitzgerald was also responsible for hiring coaches Mark Few, Dan Monson, and Bill Grier to Gonzaga.cite web/url=http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/article_e90f3879-c03a-500e-bd02-ecb47f166569.html/publisher=Gonzaga Bulletin /first=Zach /last=Stratton /title=Dan Fitzgerald 1942-2010

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Four wins is progress. It's a building process. I remind them not to get upset about losing. It's not the end of the world. I want them to keep that in perspective. Just learn from your mistakes and move on. They've got to keep perspective.

We could have done a better job of boxing out, screening them and being more physical with them. But they're a good team.

Sully is a really good kid. He's a real good skater. He's got good wheels and good stick-handling. He gets a lot of ice time. He can put the puck in the net, and he sets up teammates and gets a lot of assists. He's the spiritual leader of our team.

As soon as he touched the puck there were two or three people in his face.

All the guys are happy to do it. It's a great cause, and I hope everyone comes out.

It's going to be a mess. For athletes, I hope it didn't mess their future plans up. We had scares two years ago when I was there with tropical storms and stuff like that that would flood the streets. The difference was the water would be gone the next day. It's definitely serious now, with all the water staying.

We just got to do a better job of getting him the ball and getting him open with tough screens.

I'd like the convenience of having a boat lock, rather than a lift.

We get spectators a lot. Most of the time when people come out they sit in the shelters out there. A lot of times people pull up on the road, and we invite them to come up and sit in the shelters. They are more than welcome to come out and watch.