Steve Dagostino is considered one of the top Development Coaches in the country. His client list includes NBA Players and Top Division 1 Players. His extensive and successful professional playing career may have kickstarted the idea of becoming a coach, but the passion he feels every day for helping players, teams, parents, and trainers maximize their growth, that really fuels his passion
‘Dags’ founded Dags Basketball in 2008 in the Capital Region with the hopes of helping basketball players reach their on court dreams. It started as Coach Dags training players and teams of all ages and skill levels. Currently, the ‘Dags Training System’ is used by Coach Dags and his exceptional Staff of Trainers to help players not only become better on the court, but to become more confident off the court. Dags runs several Development Days and Dags Camps locally throughout the year.
On a National Scale, Coach Dags travels to work with his NBA clients throughout the year. His duties include Off Season Planning and Development, On Court Work, and In Season Film Breakdowns. Dags is the only Development Coach on the staff for USA Basketball’s Junior National Team. USAB JNT meets with the top 9th-12th Grade players in the USA 3 times a year to develop, assess, and ultimately pick rosters for their U16 and U17 teams that compete globally. Dags has traveled to 10 states and 3 countries running basketball clinics globally.
As an undersized PG in HS (5’11”, 140lbs) Dags persevered through countless rejections by D1, D2, and D3 Schools to finally earn a Scholarship to NCAA D2 The College of Saint Rose. It was there, in the Northeast-10 Conference (In which 13 out of the 15 teams didn’t even respond to his recruiting letters) that he became the 2x Player of the Year in the Conference and ultimately a 2x All-American and Academic All-American. After College, Dags played professionally in Spain, Italy, Hungary, Iceland, and ultimately the United Kingdom where his team the Sheffield Sharks won the BBL Cup with Dags setting a record of 35 Points and 8 Three Pointers in the Championship Game.