Bill Herrion

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Bill Herrion
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team New Hampshire
Biographical details
Born (1958-04-06) April 6, 1958 (age 56)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1990
1990–1991
1991–1999
1999–2005
2005–present
Boston University (asst.)
George Washington (asst.)
Drexel
East Carolina
New Hampshire
Head coaching record
Overall 308-276
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
America East Tournament Championship (1994, 1995, 1996)
America East Regular Season Championship (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
Awards
America East Coach of the Year (1993, 1995, 1996)

Bill Herrion (born April 6, 1958) is an American college basketball coach. Since 2005, he has been the men's head coach with the University of New Hampshire. Prior to coming to UNH, he served as the head coach at East Carolina University and Drexel University. He has been an assistant with Boston University, George Washington University, and the U.S. National Team.

Personal life[edit]

He is a 1981 graduate of Merrimack College.

His son Ryan Herrion was one of his father's players at UNH from 2008 through 2012. He now serves as video coordinator for the team.[1]

Bill's brother Tom Herrion formerly served in the NCAA's Division I as the head men's basketball coach at the College of Charleston and an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Tom is the former head men's basketball coach at the Marshall University.

Coaching career[edit]

Herrion began his college coaching career in 1985 as an assistant under Mike Jarvis at Boston University. He followed Jarvis to George Washington University before striking out on his own as a head coach, first at Drexel and subsequently at East Carolina and UNH.

He is one of the most successful men's coaches in the history of the America East Conference. The Drexel Dragons won 3 conference championships in a row under Herrion's leadership from 1994 to 1996. In 1998, on the occasion of the conference's 20th anniversary, he was named one of the four most influential coaches in the conference's history: the other three coaches were Jarvis, Rick Pitino and Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun. He holds the conference record for most playoff wins (18 with Drexel, 1 with UNH, for a total of 19.)

On December 4, 2010, he won his 300th game when UNH beat Colgate, 65-60. His career coaching record, as of the end of the 2010-2011 season, is 308–276.

College Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Drexel (America East Conference) (1991–1999)
1991–92 Drexel 16-14 9-5 2nd
1992–93 Drexel 22-7 12-2 1st
1993–94 Drexel 25-5 12-2 1st NCAA First Round
1994–95 Drexel 22-8 12-4 1st NCAA First Round
1995–96 Drexel 27-4 17-1 1st NCAA Second Round
1996–97 Drexel 22-9 16-2 2nd NIT First Round
1997–98 Drexel 13-15 10-8 6th
1998–99 Drexel 20-9 15-3 2nd
Drexel: 167-71 (.702) 103-27 (.792)
East Carolina (Conference USA) (1999–2005)
1999–00 East Carolina 10-18 5-11 8th
2000–01 East Carolina 14-14 6-10 7th
2001–02 East Carolina 12-18 5-11 11th
2002–03 East Carolina 12-15 3-13 13th
2003–04 East Carolina 13-14 5-11 11th
2004–05 East Carolina 9-19 4-12 13th
East Carolina: 70-98 (.417) 28-68 (.292)
New Hampshire (America East Conference) (2005–present)
2005–06 New Hampshire 12-17 8-8 5th
2006–07 New Hampshire 10-20 6-10 T-6th
2007–08 New Hampshire 9-20 6-10 7th
2008–09 New Hampshire 14-16 8-8 5th
2009–10 New Hampshire 13-17 6-10 6th
2010–11 New Hampshire 12-18 6-10 7th
2011–12 New Hampshire 13-16 7-9 5th
2012–13 New Hampshire 9-20 5-11 7th
2013–14 New Hampshire 6-24 4-12 9th
New Hampshire: 98-169 (.367) 58-88 (.397)
Total: 335-337 (.499)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://unhwildcats.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/Ryan_Herrion

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