Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball
|Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons|
|University||Purdue University Fort Wayne|
|Head coach||Jon Coffman (4th season)|
|Location||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Arena||Hilliard Gates Sports Center|
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (Capacity:13,000, select games)
|Colors||Black and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
*at Division II level
|Conference regular season champions|
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball team represents the newly created Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) and formerly represented the now defunct Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Purdue Fort Wayne has competed in the Summit League since the 2007–08 season. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Mastodons are coached by Jon Coffman and play their home games at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Mastodons' first season was 1973–74. Two-time All-American and conference player of the year Sean Gibson (1993) is the current all-time leading rebounder and Hall of Fame member. In 2013, Frank Gaines passed Gibson to be the Mastodons all time leading scorer. Their first season in Division I was 2001–02. In 2007, the Mastadons joined The Summit League. Before joining NCAA Division I athletics, IPFW competed in NCAA Division II's Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Beginning in 2016, the school rebranded itself from IPFW to Fort Wayne to build a stronger tie to the Fort Wayne community. The transition only affected the athletic department's branding efforts. The university's IPFW academic brand remained unchanged.
On November 22, 2016, the Mastodons defeated the then No. 3-ranked Indiana Hoosiers 71–68 in overtime in front of 11,076 in attendance at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. This defeat of Indiana was the Mastodons first victory over a AP Top 25 ranked team in program history.
|2007–08 to Present||The Summit League||9|
|2001–02 to 2006–07||NCAA D-I Independent||6|
|1984–85 to 2000–01||Great Lakes Valley Conference||17|
|1981–82 to 1983–84||NCAA D-II Independent||3|
|1973–74 to 1980–81||NCAA D-III Independent||8|
NCAA Division II Tournament results
The Mastodons have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournament. Their record is 0–2.
Regional 3rd Place Game
The Mastodons have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 0–1
|2016||First round||San Diego State||L 55–79|
The Mastodons have appeared in four CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their combined record is 2–4.
|2015||First Round||Evansville||L 77–82|
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
|2018||First Round||Central Michigan||L 89–94|
Division I season records
|Doug Noll (Independent) (2001–2006)|
|2004–05||Doug Noll (3–13)
Joe Pechota (4–9)
|Doug Noll:||40–119 (.252)|
|Dane Fife (Independent) (2005–2006)|
|Dane Fife (United Basketball Conference) (2006–2007)|
|Dane Fife (The Summit League) (2007–2011)|
|Dane Fife:||82–97 (.458)|
|Tony Jasick (The Summit League) (2011–2014)|
|2013–14||Tony Jasick||25–11||10–4||T–2nd||CIT Second Round|
|Tony Jasick:||52–47 (.525)|
|Jon Coffman (The Summit League) (2014–present)|
|2014–15||Jon Coffman||16–15||9–7||T-4th||CIT First Round|
|2015–16||Jon Coffman||24–10||12–4||T-1st||NIT First Round|
|2016–17||Jon Coffman||20–13||8–8||T-4th||CIT Second Round|
|2017–18||Jon Coffman||18–15||7–7||CIT First Round|
|Jon Coffman:||60–38 (.612)|
Postseason invitational champion
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