Dave Severns

Dave Severns

Dave Severns is the Director of Player Development for the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s also a high school coach in California and holds a Master’s Degree from California State University-Chico.

He has 13 years of player development with Nike, working with college players at the All-American Camp, All-Asia Camp, Jordan Flight School and Nike Skills Academies. Additionally he served as an assistant professor of college level under Jerry Tarkanian for three years.

Early Life and Education

Dave Severns was born on July 29, 1950 in Sunnyvale, California to Dan and Rod Severns. He earned his high school diploma from Gridley High School in 1985.

He spent six years as a teacher and coach in California, including three seasons as an assistant coach for Jerry Tarkanian at Fresno State.

Recently, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro appointed Severns as Director of Player Development. Before that, he served on Del Negro’s staff with the Chicago Bulls as an assistant coach. Furthermore, Severns spent 13 years working for Nike in player development roles with college athletes at their All-American Camp, Nike Skills Academies and Jordan Flight School.

Professional Career

Dave Severns’ professional journey has been both rewarding and challenging. He has served as a professional wrestler, mixed martial arts fighter, and coach.

He is a former world heavyweight champion in both the National Wrestling Alliance and WWF, as well as having extensive experience in amateur wrestling.

He is a highly skilled wrestler currently training and competing at Price of Glory Wrestling in Coldwater Michigan where he has won the tag team championship with N8 Mattson.

His success in professional wrestling led to him joining the World Wrestling Alliance, where he achieved legendary status for four years as its World Heavyweight Champion.

After his time with the NWA, he began coaching and training in amateur and professional wrestling. With six years of college coaching experience under his belt, including three seasons as an assistant coach for Fresno State under Jerry Tarkanian, he is well-equipped to guide athletes towards success.

Achievements and Honors

Dave Severns has earned a number of accolades throughout his career. He was awarded the Dan Severn Memorial Scholarship by Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, as well as being named a winner of the Innovation in Teaching Award – given to an individual or group of full-time faculty members at an accredited master’s degree-granting institution.

He was also recognized for his generosity, providing time and funds to youth activities and sports teams in the community. As sponsor of the Coca-Cola team at UCT Little League, he has collaborated with schools to fund athletics and other programs.

He has earned recognition as a coach, earning two Division III Coach of the Year awards and leading Emmanuel College to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Additionally, he served as Director of Player Development with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Personal Life

Dave Severns has been a mainstay at Snow Valley Basketball Camp for over three decades, providing year-round workouts and practices to his players.

He has six years of college coaching experience, including three seasons as an assistant coach at Fresno State under Jerry Tarkanian. Additionally, he has worked in player development for Nike by participating in their All-America Camp and Nike Skills Academies.

He currently works as a Pro Personnel Scout for the Los Angeles Clippers, having previously served as Director of Player Development from 2010 to 2016.

Net Worth

The mixed martial arts pioneer and amateur wrestler is estimated to have a net worth of $300 million. He owns and operates a sports camp in Coldwater, Michigan which houses and trains individuals in mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing and amateur wrestling.

Severns is an inspiring leader and advocate for Faith, Family, Freedom and Free Enterprise. Together with his wife Jan, he and Jan strive to put others first by serving them and aiding them in reaching their life objectives.

He is currently employed as the director of player development for the Sacramento Kings and a popular figure among his players. Additionally, he works in player development at Nike, having spent time working with college athletes at All-America camps, Nike Skills Academies and Jordan Flight School.

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