Randy Bennett

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Randy Bennett
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Saint Mary's
Record 304–145 (.677)
Biographical details
Born (1962-06-09) June 9, 1962 (age 53)
Playing career
1980–1982 Mesa CC
1983–1985 UC San Diego
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986 San Diego (asst.)
1986–1988 SMU (asst.)
1988–1996 San Diego (asst.)
1996–1999 Pepperdine (asst.)
1999–2001 Saint Louis (asst.)
2001–present Saint Mary's
Head coaching record
Overall 304–145 (.677)
Accomplishments and honors
WCC Tournament Champion (2010 & 2012)
WCC Coach of the Year (2008 & 2011)

Randy Bennett (born (1962-06-09)June 9, 1962) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Saint Mary's College of California. Bennett has led the Gaels to a 304-145 record in his 14 years as head coach. Despite the dominance of Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference, Bennett has made Saint Mary's into arguably the top conference team with several 2nd place finishes and five NCAA tournament appearances, culminating in regular season conference championships in 2011 and 2012, as well as WCC tournament championship in 2010 and 2012.

Given this success, Bennett has been linked to several coaching jobs in higher profile conferences in recent years, most recently at California, Hawaii, Oregon State, Oregon, and Utah of the Pac-12.[1][2]

Bennett is currently signed at Saint Mary's through 2021.[3]

Prior to accepting the head coaching position at Saint Mary's, Randy Bennett was the top assistant at Pepperdine and St. Louis under current University of Washington head basketball coach Lorenzo Romar.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Saint Mary's (West Coast Conference) (2001–present)
2001–02 Saint Mary's 9–20 3–11 6th
2002–03 Saint Mary's 15–15 6–8 5th
2003–04 Saint Mary's 19–12 9–5 T–2nd
2004–05 Saint Mary's 25–9 11–3 2nd NCAA First Round
2005–06 Saint Mary's 17–12 8–6 T–2nd
2006–07 Saint Mary's 17–15 8–6 T–3rd
2007–08 Saint Mary's 25–7 12–2 2nd NCAA First Round
2008–09 Saint Mary's 28–7 10–4 2nd NIT Quarterfinals
2009–10 Saint Mary's 28–6 11–3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2010–11 Saint Mary's 25–9 11–3 T–1st NIT First Round
2011–12 Saint Mary's 27–6 14–2 1st NCAA Second Round
2012–13 Saint Mary's 28–7 14–2 2nd NCAA Second Round
2013–14 Saint Mary's 23–12* 11–7 4th NIT Second Round
2014–15 Saint Mary's 21–10 13–5 T–2nd NIT First Round
2015–16 Saint Mary's 14-2 5-1
Saint Mary's: 304–145 (.677) 139–65 (.681)
Total: 304–145 (.677)

      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. ^ "The Cal coaching search: Is St. Mary’s Randy Bennett the right fit?". 
  2. ^ Bryant West. "Gaels' Randy Bennett isn't going anywhere". 
  3. ^ "St. Mary's signs coach Randy Bennett for 10 years". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. ^ "Coach For Life".