Dino Gaudio

Dino Gaudio

College Basketball Analyst

Dino Gaudio joined ESPN in 2010 and brings 29 years of coaching experience as a college basketball analyst. As a game and studio analyst, he appears on many platforms, including Katz Korner, ESPN radio and also serves as a panelist on ESPNU’s The Experts.  Gaudio is the former head coach at Wake Forest University where his teams compiled a 61-31 record over three seasons.

Starting at Wake Forest as an assistant under the late Skip Prosser in 2001, Gaudio was named head coach of the Demon Deacons in August 2007 following the untimely death of Prosser in July 2007. In his last two years, Wake Forest was 44-18 overall and 20-12 in the ACC. In 2009, the steam started the season 16-0 and was the ESPN/USA Today No. 1 ranked teams in the nation. He led Wake Forest to the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Tournaments. Gaudio owns the fourth highest home winning percentage in the history of the ACC at .833. He coached current NBA players Chris Paul (Clippers), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Al-farouq Aminu (Trailblazers), James Johnson (Raptors), Ish Smith 76ers) and David West (Spurs).

Gaudio began his coaching career at Wheeling Central Catholic High School in 1981 and was named head coach in 1985. His Central Catholic team won the 1987 State Championship, and the same year he landed an assistant coaching position at Xavier. He spent six seasons there as an assistant, and the team made five NCAA Tournament appearances. In 1993 he became the head coach at Army where he served for four seasons before becoming the head coach at Loyola (Md.) for three seasons.

Gaudio is active in many charitable organizations including Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Heart Association. As a cancer survivor, he has spoken at many events in an effort to bring awareness to cancer prevention and early detection. He is an active motivational speaker and has traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, Glasgow, Scotland and Kuwait for engagements over the last four years.

He graduated from Ohio University in 1981 with a double bachelors degree in accounting and secondary education, and then went on to receive his masters in secondary education from Xavier in 1991.