List of Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball head coaches

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The following is a list of Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball head coaches. The Hoyas have had 17 coaches in their 110-year, 108-season history. The team is currently coached by John Thompson III.

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. Conference
championships and
co-championships[note 1]
Postseason
tournaments[note 2]
Notes
1906-1907 no coach 1 2-2 .500 Student manager Lou Murray ran the team
1907-1911 Maurice Joyce 4 32-20 .615
1911-1914 James E. Colliflower 3 32-18 .640 Returned for 1921-1922 season
1914-1921 John O'Reilly 7 65-30 .684 Returned for 1923-1927 seasons
1921-1922 James E. Colliflower 1 11-3 .786 Previously coached 1911-1914
Overall Georgetown record:
4 seasons, 43-20 (.683)
1922-1923 John "Jackie" Maloney 1 8-3 .727
1923-1927 John O'Reilly 4 22-17 .563 Previously coached 1914-1921
Overall Georgetown record:
11 seasons, 87-47 (.619)
1927-1929 Elmer Ripley 2 24-6 .800 Returned for 1938-1943, 1946-1949 seasons
1929-1930 Bill Dudack 1 13-12 .520
1930-1931 John Colrick 1 5-16 .238
1931-1938 Fred Mesmer 7 53-76 .411 none none
1938-1943 Elmer Ripley 5 68–39 .636 EIC regular season 1938-39 NCAA 1943;
NCAA Final Four 1943
Previously coached 1927-1929 seasons
Returned for 1946-1949 seasons
1943-1945 Program suspended for World War II
1945-1946 Ken Engles 1 11-9 .550 none The only player-coach in the program's history
1946-1949 Elmer Ripley 3 41–37 .526 none Previously coached 1927-1929, 1938-1943 seasons
Overall Georgetown record:
10 seasons, 133-82 (.619)
1949-1952 Francis "Buddy" O'Grady 3 35-36 .493 none
1952-1956 Harry "Buddy" Jeannette 4 49-49 .500 NIT 1953
1956-1960 Tom Nolan 4 40-49 .449 none
1960-1966 Tommy O'Keefe 6 82-60 .578 none
1966-1972 John "Jack" Magee 6 69-79 .465 NIT 1970
1972-1999 John Thompson, Jr. 26 12 596-239 .715 ECAC South Region Tournament 1975, 1976;
ECAC South-Upstate Region Tournament 1979;
Big East regular season 1979-80,
1983-84, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1991-92;
Big East 7 Division regular season
1995-96, 1996-97;
Big East Tournament 1980, 1982, 1984,
1985, 1987, 1989
NCAA 1975, 1976, 1979,
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983,
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,
1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997;
NCAA Final Four 1982, 1984, 1985;
National championship 1984;
NIT 1977, 1978, 1993, 1998
Resigned January 8, 1999,
with 1998-1999 season underway,[1]
1999-2004 Craig Esherick 5 12 103-74 .597 none NCAA 2001;
NIT 1999, 2000, 2003;
Declined NIT invitation 2002
Became head coach during 1998-1999 season after John Thompson, Jr., resigned on January 8, 1999.[1]
2004- John Thompson III 12 264-133 .664 Big East regular season
2006-07, 2007-08, 2012-13;
Big East Tournament 2007
NCAA 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; 2015;
NCAA Final Four 2007;
NIT 2005, 2009, 2014
Record through end of 2015-2016 season
Totals 17 coaches 108 seasons 1625–1007 .617 11 regular season championships
and co-championships
10 tournament championships
30 NCAA appearances
5 NCAA Final Four appearances
1 national championship
12 NIT appearances[note 3]
Totals through end of 2015-2016 season

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Georgetown was an independent until 1932. From 1932 to 1939, Georgetown was a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference (EIC), which held no end-of-season conference tournament. From 1939 to 1979, Georgetown was again an independent, although from 1975 to 1979 it participated in one of the regional end-of-season ECAC Tournaments organized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference – a loosely organized sports federation of Eastern colleges and universities – for ECAC members which played as independents during the regular season; each of these regional tournaments provided its winner with an automatic bid to that year's NCAA Tournament in the same manner as conference tournaments of conventional conferences. From 1979 to 2013, Georgetown was a member of the original Big East Conference and participated in its annual end-of-season conference tournament. In 2013, Georgetown left the original Big East Conference and joined a new Big East Conference; it participates in the new Big East's annual end-of-season conference tournament. The new Big East inherited the history and traditions of the original Big East, and the original Big East became the American Athletic Conference in 2013.
  2. ^ The National Invitation Tournament began play in 1938. The NCAA Tournament began play in 1939.
  3. ^ Does not include the invitation to the 2002 National Invitation Tournament, which Craig Esherick declined.

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