Coaching: On April 14th 2019, Mark Madsen was named head coach of Utah Valley University. Madsen now begins his third season at Utah Valley. The Wolverines had particular success in Madsen’s second season at Utah Valley University by going 9-4 in conference play and being named co-WAC champions alongside Grand Canyon University.
Previous to joining the UVU program, Madsen served for 6 years as an assistant coach for the LA Lakers under three different coaches: Mike D’Antoni, Byron Scott, and Luke Walton.
Playing Career in the NBA: Madsen was drafted into the NBA in June of 2000 by the Los Angeles Lakers. After playing for the Lakers for three seasons, Madsen signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2003 and remained there for six seasons. In 2009 Madsen was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers where he and the Clippers negotiated a buyout.
NBA World Championships: Mark Madsen helped the Lakers win two NBA world championships primarily as a backup player. He is often reminded of his dance moves at the championship parades in downtown Los Angeles and knows he will never live it down.