List of The Citadel Bulldogs head basketball coaches

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The Citadel Bulldogs basketball program is a college basketball team that represents The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.

The Bulldogs have had 31 head coaches, with Pat Dennis serving the longest at 14 seasons. Dennis also coached the most games, at 391. J. G. Briggs, the first head coach at The Citadel, coached the fewest games at five. Darl Buse, the second head coach, recorded the highest winning percentage at .857. Jim Browning recorded the lowest winning percentage, .053, in 1954–55.

The Citadel has won one conference championship, the 1927 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament. In 2009, the Bulldogs participated in their only postseason event, the 2009 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, losing in the first round under Ed Conroy

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Coaches[edit]

List of head basketball coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 2][1]
# Name Term GC OW OL O% CW CL C% PW PL CCs Awards[2]
1 Available, NotNot Available 1900–1901 1 0 1 .000
2 Briggs, J. G.J. G. Briggs 1912–1913 5 2 3 .400
3 Buse, DarlDarl Buse 1913–1914 7 6 1 .857
4 Kengeter, HansHans Kengeter 1914–1916 13 9 4 .692
5 O'Brien, Harry J.Harry J. O'Brien 1916–1918 8 7 2 .778
6 Myers, C. F.C. F. Myers 1918–1925 80 53 27 .663 7 9 .438
7 Brown, LockeLocke Brown 1925–1926 15 9 6 .600 4 1 .800 1*
8 Blatt, BennyBenny Blatt 1926–1930 74 52 22 .703 8 4 .667
9 Douglas, JohnnyJohnny Douglas 1930–1933 49 18 31 .367 1 3 .250
10 Willard, CharlieCharlie Willard 1933–1935 29 13 16 .448 0 0 .000
11 Norman, RockRock Norman 1935–1940 75 44 31 .587 17 16 .515
12 Parker, BenBen Parker 1939–1941 24 7 17 .292 4 11 .267
13 Clemons, BenBen Clemons 1941–1942, 1943–44 21 4 17 .190 1 13 .071
14 Sherman, BoBo Sherman 1942–1943 12 8 4 .667 5 3 .625
15 Wehman, ErnestErnest Wehman 1944–45 14 9 5 .643 8 4 .667
16 Clark, EugeneEugene Clark 1945–1946 18 8 10 .444 2 6 .250
17 Piro, WhiteyWhitey Piro 1946–1947 15 4 11 .267 0 10 .000
18 O'Neil, BernardBernard O'Neil 1947–1952 99 27 72 .273 9 47 .161
19 Zack, LeoLeo Zack 1952–1954 38 6 32 .158 1 18 .053
20 Browning, JimJim Browning 1954–1955 19 1 18 .053 0 10 .000
21 Witt, HankHank Witt 1955–1956 21 2 19 .095 0 10 .000
22 Sloan, NormNorm Sloan 1956–1960 95 57 38 .600 29 23 .558 1957 - SoCon Coach of the Year (Media)
23 Thompson, MelMel Thompson 1960–1967 164 67 98 .406 38 53 .418
24 Campbell, DickDick Campbell 1967–1971 99 45 54 .455 21 27 .438
25 Hill, GeorgeGeorge Hill 1971–1974 75 33 42 .440 15 22 .405
26 Robinson, LesLes Robinson 1974–1985 294 132 162 .449 61 99 .381 1979 - SoCon Coach of the Year (Media)
27 Nesbit, RandyRandy Nesbit 1985–1992 196 75 121 .383 32 72 .308 1988 - SoCon Coach of the Year (Coaches); 1989 - SoCon Coach of the Year (Media)
28 Dennis, PatPat Dennis 1992–2006 390 157 233 .403 72 146 .330
29 Conroy, EdEd Conroy 2006–2010 125 49 76 .392 29 47 .382 1 2009 - Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, NABC District 22 Coach of the Year, SoCon Coach of the Year (Coaches, Media, Collegeinsider.com)
30 Driesell, ChuckChuck Driesell 2010–2015 155 42 113 .271 22 65 .253
31 Baucom, DuggarDuggar Baucom 2015–present 63 22 41 .349 7 29 .194

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Buldogs. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is counted only once.
  2. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011–12 college basketball season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014-15 The Citadel Basketball Record Book (PDF). The Citadel. p. 4. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Coaches of the Year". citadelsports.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013.