|Born||September 14, 1964|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1990–1994||Cleveland State (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|NCAA Division III championship (2003)
2× NCAA Division III Final Four (2003, 2004)
2× NESCAC championship (2003, 2004)
3× NESCAC Tournament championship (2003, 2004, 2007)
UCAA championship (1997)
ECAC New England championship (2001)
4× Patriot League regular season championship (2011–2013, 2015)
2× Patriot League Tournament championship (2011, 2013)
|2× NABC D-III National Coach of the Year (2003, 2004)
2× NABC D-III New England Coach of the Year (1996, 2003)
2× UCAA Coach of the Year (1996, 1997)
3× NESCAC Coach of the Year (2003, 2004, 2007)
2× Patriot League Coach of the Year (2011, 2012)
Dave Paulsen (college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He was previously the head coach at Bucknell University for seven seasons. Prior to that he spent eight years as the head coach at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He has also coached at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.September 14, 1964) is an American
On May 20, 2008, Paulsen was hired as head coach at Bucknell. Paulsen led the Bison to a disappointing 7–23 record in his first year at Bucknell. This constituted the school's worst winning percentage (.233) since the 1971–72 when the Bison posted a mark of 5–18 (.217). In his second year, the Bison improved to 12-17, including a 9-5 record in Patriot League play. In his third year, Paulsen was named Patriot League Coach of the Year en route to leading his team to a 25-8 record heading into the NCAA tournament, including a 13-1 record in the Patriot League, culminating in both the regular season and Patriot League tournament championships.
During his time at Bucknell, Paulsen recruited and coached future NBA player, Mike Muscala.
On March 30, 2015, Paulsen was hired as head coach of George Mason. His team struggled in his first year, finishing the season with an overall record of 11–21, 5–13 in conference and in thirteenth place in the Atlantic 10.
Head coaching record
|St. Lawrence Saints (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (Division III)) (1994–1997)|
|1995–96||St. Lawrence||18–9||–||NCAA Division III Second Round|
|1996–97||St. Lawrence||22–4||–||1st||NCAA Division III First Round|
|St. Lawrence:||50–28 (.641)||–|
|Le Moyne Dolphins (Northeast Ten Conference (Division II)) (1997–2000)|
|Le Moyne:||42–39 (.519)||–|
|Williams Ephs (NESCAC (Division III)) (2000–2008)|
|2001–02||Williams||22–6||7–2||2nd||NCAA Division III Second Round|
|2002–03||Williams||31–1||8–1||T–1st||NCAA Division III Champions|
|2003–04||Williams||30–2||9–0||1st||NCAA Division III Runner-up|
|2006–07||Williams||16–12||6–3||T–3rd||NCAA Division III First Round|
|Williams:||170–53 (.762)||49–23 (.681)|
|Bucknell Bison (Patriot League) (2008–2015)|
|2010–11||Bucknell||25–9||13–1||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2011–12||Bucknell||25–10||12–2||1st||NIT Second Round|
|2012–13||Bucknell||28–6||12–2||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2014–15||Bucknell||19–15||13–5||1st||NIT First Round|
|Bucknell:||134–94 (.588)||74–32 (.698)|
|George Mason Patriots (Atlantic 10) (2015–present)|
|2016–17||George Mason||20–14||9–9||T–7th||CBI First Round|
|George Mason:||31–35 (.470)||14–21 (.400)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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