Mitch Buonaguro

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Mitch Buonaguro
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1953-12-04) December 4, 1953 (age 63)
Queens, New York
Playing career
1971–1975 Boston College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1977 Boston College (asst.)
1977–1985 Villanova (asst.)
1985–1991 Fairfield
1991–1996 Texas A&M (asst.)
1996–2003 Cleveland State (asst.)
2003–2005 UNC Greensboro (asst.)
2005–2010 Siena (asst.)
2010–2013 Siena
2015–present Fairfield (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 107–162 (.398)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MAAC Tournament Champions (1986, 1987)

Mitch Buonaguro (born December 4, 1953) is an American college basketball coach and current assistant men's basketball coach at Fairfield University.

Coaching career[edit]

Buonaguro was the head coach at Fairfield University from 1985 to 1991. During his first season, he coached the Stags to its first MAAC Championship, first berth in NCAA Tournament where the Stags faced the Illinois Fighting Illini in the first round; and ended the year with a 24–7 record, the most wins in school history. As a result, his MAAC coaching peers recognized him as the 1985–86 MAAC Coach of the Year. The following season, Buonaguro coached Fairfield through an injured-plaqued season to mount an improbable run to its second consecutive MAAC Championship and to earn its second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament where the Stags faced the top-seeded and eventual national champion Indiana Hoosiers in the first round.

Buonaguro was named the 15th head coach in Siena history on April 8, 2010 after being the lead assistant at Siena the past five years for previous coach Fran McCaffery. After posting a 35-59 record in three seasons Buonaguro was dismissed from Siena on March 12, 2013.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Fairfield (MAAC) (1985–1991)
1985–86 Fairfield 24–7 13–1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1986–87 Fairfield 15–16 5–9 7th NCAA 1st Round
1987–88 Fairfield 8–20 4–10 7th
1988–89 Fairfield 7–21 2–12 8th
1989–90 Fairfield 10–19 6–10 5th (south)
1990–91 Fairfield 8–20 4–12 8th
Fairfield: 72–103 (.411) 34–54 (.386)
Siena (MAAC) (2010–2013)
2010–11 Siena 13-18 8-10 7th
2011–12 Siena 14-17 8-10 T-6th
2012–13 Siena 8-24 4-14 9th
Siena: 35-59 (.376) 20-34(.370)


Total: 107-162(.398)

      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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