We are Mike and Dan Oppland, twin brothers from St. Louis, MO, who have been involved with the game of basketball for over 20 years. Combined we have 14 years of professional basketball experience as well as two years of collegiate coaching experience. We have played and coached at all levels of basketball including youth, high school, college (division 1, 2, 3, and NAIA), and currently professionally. We share a passion for basketball, both playing and coaching, and our goal is to share our passion with others. We are also passionate about helping others live joyous and meaningful lives. We hope you have the opportunity to look over the material we provide on the website as well as have the opportunity to receive some individual coaching. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our passions with you!
Mike (pictured above left) is currently playing in his 8th season of professional basketball in Luxembourg (Black Star Mersch). It is his second stint with the club. He previously played in Denmark (Horsholm), Finland (Lahti and Korihait), Germany (Kaiserslautern and Ehingen), Austria (Gmunden) where he and Dan were teammates, and Luxembourg (Racing Basketball Club). He was fortunate to be a Danish League All Star and win a Cup Championship in Austria. Mike also played college basketball at Valparaiso University and finished his career at Calumet College of St. Joseph’s where he was an NAIA Academic All-American as well as a two-time First Team All Conference Player. Mike has two years of college coaching experience between his first three years of pro ball and his last five years of pro ball. He was the assistant men’s basketball coach at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, as well as the recruiting coordinator. Along with his playing duties, he also works as a coach and teacher at the International School of Luxembourg and coaches youth teams for his club.
Dan (pictured above right) currently plays in Nürnberg, Germany. He is playing in his 10th professional basketball season; he has previously played in Holland (Groningen), Poland (Koszalin), Sweden (LF Basket), Germany (Bayreuth), Austria (Gmunden), and Finland (Lahti). He has been an Austrian League All Star, All League Player, Cup Champion, and Season Champion. Dan played collegiately at Valparaiso University where he was a three-time All Conference Player including two back to back First Team All Conference Player nominations to end his career. He was also an Academic All American and is one of the all time leading scorers and rebounders in the school’s prestigious basketball history.