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Mark Few

On Dec. 20, 2021, Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few was announced as an assistant coach the 2022-24 USA National Team.

“I feel this is as high of an honor as you can get when you’re coaching,” Few said. “To represent your country and to be able to do it with the greatest players and coaches in the world is truly special. I’ve worked with USA Basketball all these years; they are an incredible group of people, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. Being a part of USA Basketball is something I’ve really enjoyed doing. It’s been a great professional development piece for me, and I am very excited for this.”


Few boasts of a plethora of USA Basketball experience. Serving as an assistant coach at the 2018 USA Natiojnal Team minicamp, Few was named an assistant coach for the 2019 USA Men's Select Team, a team that helped prepare the USA World Cup Team prior to playing in China. He returned in 2021 as an assistant coach for the USA Men's Select Team to help prepare the gold medalist U.S. Olympic Team prior to playing in Tokyo.


He served as head coach of the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team, a squad composed of collegiate players, and led the team to a bronze medal, and he also was an assistant coach for the gold medalist 2012 USA U18 National Team and a court coach for the 2009 USA Men's U19 World Cup/World University Games Team training camp.


Named head coach at Gonzaga University on July 26, 1999, Few served as an assistant coach for 10 seasons prior to taking the reins of the program.

Through the 2021-22 season (as of 12/20/21), Few ranks as the winningest active NCAA Division I coach by winning percentage at 83.4% (630-125), and in his last five seasons he has compiled a remarkable 164-14 record (.921 winning percentage). He was the third fastest collegiate coach in history to 200 career wins (247 games), tied for sixth fastest to 300 wins (347 games), fifth fastest to 400 wins (499 games), third fastest to 500 wins (612 games) and third fastest to 600 wins, reaching the milestone in 754 games.


Advancing to the NCAA Tournament in all 21 of the team’s eligible seasons (2019-20 NCAA tournament was canceled due to COVID-19), he led Gonzaga to two NCAA National Championship appearances (2017 and 2021), four Elite Eight appearances (2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021), and 10 Sweet 16 appearances (2000, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021).


Gonzaga has won or shared 20 regular season league titles in Few’s 22 seasons and has taken home conference tournament championships 17 times. The Bulldogs won or shared 11 straight West Coast Conference regular-season titles from 2000-11, which was the longest streak in the nation at the time and the second-best streak all-time in the NCAA Division I ranks. 


A native of Creswell, Oregon, Few started his coaching career right before graduating from University of Oregon in 1987 as an assistant coach for Creswell High School from 1986-88, and then as an assistant coach for Sheldon High School (Oregon) in 1988-89. He went to Gonzaga as a graduate assistant in 1990-91 and has remained at the institution ever since.

Few and his wife Marcy, have four children parents; Austin James (A.J.); Joseph Dillon; Julia Ann Elizabeth; and Colt Walker Norman.

Mark Few USA Basketball Coaching Synopsis

2021 USA Select Team Assistant Coach N/A - N/A
2019 USA Select Team Assistant Coach N/A - N/A
2018 USA National Team Minicamp Assistant Coach N/A - N/A
2015 U.S. Pan American Games Head Coach 3-2 .600 Bronze Medal
2012 USA U18 Championship Team Assistant Coach 5-0 1.000 Gold Medal
USA Basketball Coaching Record

1 Gold Medal / 1 Bronze Medal

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