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DANIEL MAKEPEACE

Daniel has been in the skills training industry for 14 years. He began Pure Intensity Basketball in 2008 while living in Bend, Oregon. In 2010, he moved back to the Twin Cities and began building what is now one of the most well known and respected training companies in the Upper Midwest. To date, he has trained 90+ players that have received scholarships to NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 schools and 100+ players that have played at the NCAA Division 3 and NAIA levels. He has worked with 95+ high school programs and 25+ youth programs from the Upper Midwest.
 
Daniel also has a successful coaching resume. From 2013-2015, he served as Varsity Assistant for the Eastview girls basketball team. While on staff at Eastview, the team went 61-3, winning the 2014 State Championship at the 4A level while compiling a 31-1 record. In 2015, Eastview finished 30-2 and placed 2nd in the State Tournament, losing to nationally ranked Hopkins 60-68. From 2017-2019, Daniel joined the Robbinsdale Cooper girls basketball staff, again serving as Varsity Assistant. Cooper won the 2018 3A State Championship, finishing the season 30-2. His second year at Cooper, they finished a respectful 4th place in State.
 
Currently, Daniel serves as a Varsity Assistant for the girls basketball team at Providence Academy, joining the staff in 2021. In his first year at PA, the team finished 29-4 and won the 2022 2A State Championship. The following season, PA finished 30-2 and won the 2023 2A State Championship.
 
Daniel’s unique experiences as both a skills coach and team coach allow him to better serve his clients and the programs he works with. Doing both gives him a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t work; what to focus on and emphasize and what to omit.
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90+ PLAYERS DIVISION 1 OR DIVISION 2 | 100+ PLAYERS DIVISION 3

95+ HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS | 25+ YOUTH PROGRAMS

4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Eastview | 2014 4A State Champions

Daniel served as the Varsity Assistant coach for the girls basketball team at Eastview High School for two seasons: 2013-14 and 2014-15. During those two seasons, the team tallied a combined 61-3 record, winning the 2014 4A State Championship by defeating Bloomington Kennedy High School 64-60 in the final.

In 2015, Eastview finished 2nd in State, losing in the championship game 60-68 to nationally ranked Hopkins High School. 

Cooper | 2018 3A State Champions

Daniel joined the Robbinsdale Cooper High School girls basketball staff in 2017, again serving as the Varsity Assistant. He was on staff at Cooper for two seasons: 2017-18 and 2018-19. During the 2017-18 season, the team compiled a 30-2 record while winning the 2018 3A State Championship, defeating Northfield High School 49-37.

Cooper returned to the State Tournament in 2019 and finished in 4th place.  

Providence | 2022 & 2023 2A State Champions

Daniel joined the girls basketball staff at Providence Academy in 2021 and is currently serving there as a Varsity Assistant. In his first year at PA, the team finished 29-4 and won the 2022 2A State Championship, defeating Fergus Falls High School 55-53.

The following season, PA finished 30-2 and won the 2023 2A State Championship, defeating Albany 74-60. 

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