Mitch Buonaguro

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Mitch Buonaguro
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1953-12-04) December 4, 1953 (age 61)
Queens, New York
Playing career
1971–1975 Boston College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1977
1977–1985
1985–1991
1991–1996
1996–2003
2003–2005
2005–2010
2010–2013
Boston College (asst.)
Villanova (asst.)
Fairfield
Texas A&M (asst.)
Cleveland State (asst.)
UNC Greensboro (asst.)
Siena (asst.)
Siena
Head coaching record
Overall 107–162 (.398)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MAAC Tournament Champions (1986, 1987)

Mitch Buonaguro (born December 4, 1953) is an American college basketball coach and former men's head coach at Siena College. Buonaguro was named the 15th head coach in Siena history on April 8, 2010 after being the lead assistant at Siena the past five years for previous coach Fran McCaffery. After posting a 35-59 record in three seasons Buonaguro was dismissed from Siena on March 12, 2013.

Born in Queens, New York, Buonaguro was the head coach at Fairfield University from 1985 to 1991. During his first season, he coached the Stags to its first MAAC Championship, first berth in NCAA Tournament where the Stags faced the Illinois Fighting Illini in the first round; and ended the year with a 24–7 record, the most wins in school history. As a result, his MAAC coaching peers recognized him as the 1985–86 MAAC Coach of the Year. The following season, Buonaguro coached Fairfield through an injured-plaqued season to mount an improbable run to its second consecutive MAAC Championship and to earn its second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament where the Stags faced the top-seeded and eventual national champion Indiana Hoosiers in the first round.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Fairfield (MAAC) (1985–1991)
1985–1986 Fairfield 24–7 13–1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1986–1987 Fairfield 15–16 5–9 7th NCAA 1st Round
1987–1988 Fairfield 8–20 4–10 7th
1988–1989 Fairfield 7–21 2–12 8th
1989–1990 Fairfield 10–19 6–10 5th (south)
1990–1991 Fairfield 8–20 4–12 8th
Fairfield: 72–103 (.411) 34–54 (.386)
Siena (MAAC) (2010–2013)
2010-2011 Siena 13-18 8-10 7th
2011-2012 Siena 14-17 8-10 T-6th
2012-2013 Siena 8-24 4-14 9th
Siena: 35-59 (.376) 20-34(.370)


Total: 107-162(.398)

      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

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