Houston Fancher

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Houston Fancher
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1966-02-17) February 17, 1966 (age 51)
Newport, Tennessee
Playing career
1985–1988 Middle Tennessee
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1992 Maryville (Asst.)
1992–1995 North Greenville
1995–1996 Vanderbilt (Asst.)
1996–2000 Appalachian State (Asst.)
2000–2009 Appalachian State
2013–2014 UNC Wilmington (Asst.)
2015–present Charlotte (Assoc. HC)
Head coaching record
Overall 181–177 (.506)
Accomplishments and honors
Southern Conference Regular Season Championship (2003, 2007, 2008)
Southern Conference Coach of the Year (2003)

Houston Fancher (born February 17, 1966) is an American basketball coach and the current associate head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team under head coach Mark Price. Prior to that, he worked for four years at Tennessee, and the last two as the Director of Basketball Operations. From 2000-2009, he was the men's head basketball coach of the Mountaineers at Appalachian State University. His first two seasons saw his team go 11–20, and 10–18 respectively. The following season, 2002–2003, his team went 19–10, and Fancher was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. In the 2006–2007 season, his squad won a school record 25 games, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament, instead garnering Appalachian's first National Invitation Tournament (NIT) berth instead. On March 16, 2009 Fancher resigned as head coach following a disappointing 2008–09 season.[1]

On April 2, 2015 Fancher was named assistant coach on the staff of new Charlotte 49ers head coach Mark Price.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Greenville Crusaders (Division II Independent) (1992–1995)
1992–93 North Greenville 14–14
1993–94 North Greenville 15–13
1994–95 North Greenville 15–14
North Greenville: 44–41
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (2000–2009)
2000–01 Appalachian State 11–20 7–9 T–3rd (North)
2001–02 Appalachian State 10–18 5-11 T–3rd (North)
2002–03 Appalachian State 19–10 11–5 T–1st (North)
2003–04 Appalachian State 9–21 4–12 6th (North)
2004–05 Appalachian State 18–12 9–7 T–2nd (North)
2005–06 Appalachian State 14–16 6–8 4th (North)
2006–07 Appalachian State 25–8 15–3 1st (North) NIT 1st Round
2007–08 Appalachian State 18–13 13–7 T–1st (North)
2008–09 Appalachian State 13–18 9–11 T–2nd (North)
Appalachian State: 137–136 79–73
Total: 181–177

      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


  1. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (2009-03-16). "Fancher Resigns as ASU Men's Basketball Head Coach". GoASU. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ Charlotte Sports Information (2015-04-02). "Former Appalachian State Coach Houston Fancher Joins Men's Hoops Staff". Charlotte49ers.com. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 

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