Greg Graham (basketball coach)
Graham as Boise State head coach in 2008.
May 19, 1955 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1978–1979||Marist Catholic HS (asst.)|
|1983–1984||New Mexico (asst.)|
|1984–1985||Western New Mexico|
|1985–1989||San Jose State (asst.)|
|1989–1992||San Diego State (asst.)|
|1992–1997||Saint Mary's (asst.)|
|2014–present||Washington State (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–1 (NCAA D-I)
Don Gregory Graham (born May 19, 1955) is an American college basketball coach, currently an assistant coach at Washington State University. He is a former head men's basketball coach at Boise State University.
- 1 Early life and college playing career
- 2 Coaching career
- 3 Head coaching record
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Early life and college playing career
Graham was born in Louisville, Ohio and graduated from Louisville High School in 1973. After high school, Graham attended the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene and played at guard on the Oregon Ducks men's basketball team from 1973 to 1977 under Dick Harter. As a senior, Graham was team captain and was the team's leading scorer with 21.7 points per game, as well as the leading rebounder (9.8). Graham graduated from the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences in 1978 with a degree in biology.
High school (1978–1982)
Graham stayed in Eugene after graduating from UO to be assistant coach at Marist Catholic High School for one season. In 1979, Graham became varsity boys' basketball head coach at alma mater Louisville High School and enrolled in graduate school at the University of Dayton. Graham left Louisville in 1982, the year he completed a master's degree in educational administration at Dayton.
Early college coaching career (1982–1984)
Graham returned to the University of Oregon to be assistant coach under Jim Haney for the 1982–83 season. The following season, Graham became an assistant at New Mexico under Gary Colson, in a season where New Mexico made the NIT.
Western New Mexico (1984–1985)
Graham had his first head coaching job at Western New Mexico in the 1984–85 season. He led Western New Mexico to an 18–5 record during a season on probation by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and NAIA.
Later college assistant coaching career (1985–2002)
Graham then was an assistant coach at Saint Mary's from 1992 to 1997 in the first of several assistant coaching stints under Ernie Kent. Graham helped Saint Mary's win the West Coast Conference regular season and qualify for the NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning the WCC Tournament.
In 1997, Graham had his second stint as assistant coach at Oregon and second assistant coaching job under Ernie Kent. In five seasons with Graham as assistant coach, Oregon made the 1999 NIT semifinals and 2000 NCAA Tournament, as well as the Pac-10 regular season championship and Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament in 2002.
Boise State (2002–2010)
Athletic director Gene Bleymaier hired Graham to be head coach at Boise State in 2002. In eight seasons, Graham had a 142–112 record at Boise State and led Boise State to a berth in the 2004 NIT, 2008 NCAA Tournament and 2009 CBI. For leading Boise State to the NCAA Tournament, the Western Athletic Conference named Graham "Coach of the Year" in 2008.
In 2010, after a 15–17 season, Bleymaier fired Graham and stated: "We appreciate everything that Coach Graham and his staff have contributed to Boise State the past eight years. We felt that in the best interest of the program we needed to make a change."
Assistant coaching after Boise State (2011–2014)
Head coaching record
|Western New Mexico Mustangs (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1984–1985)|
|1984–85||Western New Mexico||18–5||0–0*||Ineligible*|
|Western New Mexico:||18–5||0–0|
|Boise State Broncos (Western Athletic Conference) (2002–2010)|
|2003–04||Boise State||23–10||12–6||T–3rd||NIT Second Round|
|2007–08||Boise State||25–9||12–4||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|2008–09||Boise State||19–13||9–7||T–3rd||CBI First Round|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
*Due to probation from the conference, Western New Mexico had an official 0–0 conference record.
- January 2, 2007 memorandum to Idaho legislators from the State Controller's Office, p. 26.
- Reynolds, Dave (June 14, 2011). "BU Men's basketball: Coaching staff now complete". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
- "LHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugural Class of 2004". Leopard Nation. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
- "Greg Graham". Washington State Cougars. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
- "Boragno Takes Western New Mexico Job". LA Times. Associated Press. September 22, 1985. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
- "Boise State Names Greg Graham Men's Basketball Coach". Western Athletic Conference. March 27, 2002. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
- "Greg Graham Relieved of his Duties as Head Basketball Coach". Boise State Broncos. March 12, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- RMAC Men's Basketball Standings, p. 5.