Greg Lansing

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Greg Lansing
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Indiana State
Conference MVC
Record 120–108 (.526)
Biographical details
Born (1967-12-09) December 9, 1967 (age 49)
Des Moines, Iowa
Playing career
1986–1990 South Dakota
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1993 South Dakota (asst.)
1996–1999 Indiana State (asst.)
1999–2006 Iowa (asst.)
2006–2010 Indiana State (asst.)
2010–present Indiana State
Head coaching record
Overall 120–108 (.526)
Accomplishments and honors
MVC Tournament championship (2011)
As player:
IHSAA Hall of Fame (2016)
NCC Defensive Player of the Year (1990)

Greg Lansing (born (1967-12-09)December 9, 1967) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball coach at Indiana State University. He was named to the position on June 15, 2010. He also spent eight seasons as an assistant coach, including the last three as associate head coach with the program.

2010–11 season[edit]

Lansing burst onto the national scene as a rookie head coach with the Sycamore basketball program in 2010-11 as he became just the second-ever Indiana State head coach to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament in his first season. (The first was Bill Hodges and the 1979 NCAA Finalist team.) Lansing led the team to a 20-14 record, becoming just the 14th head coach in the history of the Missouri Valley Conference to lead a team to 20 or more wins in their first year. He was a finalist for the Skip Prosser Award on the season.[1]

2011–12 season[edit]

Lansing led to the team to an 18-15 record and a berth in the 2012 Tournament, this was the Sycamores 3rd consecutive trip to the postseason. The season was also highlighed by a 3rd-place finish in the Old Spice Classic and a road victory over the #25 Vanderbilt Commodores. The Vanderbilt win was the first over a ranked opponent since 2006 and the first road win over a ranked opponent since 1999.

2012–13 season[edit]

Lansing won his 45th game in the 3rd place game of the Diamond Head Classic (vs. the Univ of Miami); this win edged Lansing past John Wooden for 12th place on the All-time Wins list at Indiana State University. On Jan 29th, 2013, Lansing's team upset #14 Wichita State at Wichita, this win was the 1,400th in Indiana State history and snapped Wichita State's 19-game home winning streak.

2013–14 season[edit]

The Sycamores opened the Lansing's 4th year as Head Coach with a signature win over Ball State University, the win capped off the dedication of the Larry Bird Statue at Hulman Center and increased Lansing's record against the Cardinals to 3-1. On Nov 17th, 2013, Lansing's team defeated #21 Notre Dame in South Bend, this win by the Sycamores was the third in the last five tries against a nationally ranked opponent and its second in a row over a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. It also marked the third consecutive season in which Indiana State defeated a nationally ranked team on the road. The victory also ended Notre Dame's 48-game, 14-year home court winning streak in the month of November. On March 9, 2014; the Sycamores dropped a hard-fought MVC Tournament game to Wichita State University 69-83. The Sycamores finished the season at 23-11 (12-6 MVC) after dropping their opening round NIT game to the University of Arkansas.


Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Lansing earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota in 1990 and a master's degree in counseling from USD in 1992. As a member of the Coyote basketball team, he helped South Dakota reach the NCAA Division II Tournament during his junior and senior seasons, marking the first NCAA invitation for USD since 1954. Lansing was twice named the South Dakota Defensive Player of the Year and ranks among the leaders in career assists at USD. He was named to the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2016.[2]

After graduating from the University of South Dakota, he became an assistant coach for his alma mater, spending two seasons (1990–92) as a graduate assistant and one season (1992–93) as a full-time assistant. He then coached at the high school level in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to Indiana State for the 1996 season. In Lansing’s final two seasons of his first stint at Indiana State, the Sycamores posted back-to-back winning campaigns for the first time since 1979 and 1980. When the Sycamores posted a 16–11 record in 1998, it marked the first winning season for Indiana State since 1980.

Following the 1998 season, Lansing moved to Iowa City and spent seven years as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa. During this time, the Hawkeyes went 135–92, appeared in three NCAA Tournament invitations, made three NIT tournaments and won two Big Ten tournament titles.[3][4][5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Indiana State Sycamores (MVC) (2010–Present)
2010–11 Indiana State 20–14 12–6 3rd NCAA Second Round
2011–12 Indiana State 18–15 8–10 8th CIT First Round
2012–13 Indiana State 18–15 9–9 5th NIT First Round
2013–14 Indiana State 23–11 12–6 2nd NIT First Round
2014–15 Indiana State 15–16 11–7 T-3rd
2015–16 Indiana State 15–17 8–10 T–6th
2016–17 Indiana State 11–20 5–13 T–9th
Indiana State: 120–108 (.526) 65–61 (.516)
Total: 120–108 (.526)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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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