Reggie Witherspoon (basketball)

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Reggie Witherspoon
Reggie Witherspoon.jpg
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Canisius
Conference MAAC
Record 39–28 (.582)
Biographical details
Born (1961-02-21) February 21, 1961 (age 57)
Buffalo, New York
Alma mater Empire State College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1992 Sweet Home HS (asst.)
1992–1997 Sweet Home HS
1997–1999 Erie CC
1999–2013 Buffalo
2014–2015 Alabama (asst.)
2015–2016 Chattanooga (asst.)
2016–present Canisius
Head coaching record
Overall 280–271 (.508)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MAC East Division regular season (2009)
MAAC regular season (2018)

Phillip Reginald "Reggie" Witherspoon (born February 21, 1961)[1] is the head coach of the Canisius College men's basketball team and the former head coach of the University at Buffalo men's college basketball team. He was fired after the 2012-13 season. He was the head coach at Erie Community College, and head coach and assistant coach at Sweet Home High School before he was hired as the interim head coach at Buffalo in December 1999. Witherspoon was named full-time head coach on March 10, 2000. He was the first African American named head coach of a varsity sports team in any Western New York suburban school district. Witherspoon served one season as an assistant at Alabama under head coach Anthony Grant.[2] In 2015, Witherspoon was let go by Alabama when Grant was replaced by Avery Johnson. He was subsequently named as an assistant on Matt McCall's staff at UT-Chattanooga.[3]

In May 2016, Witherspoon was hired to replace the retiring Jim Baron at Canisius College.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Erie Community College (NJCAA Region III) (1997–1999)
1997–98 Erie CC 19–10
1998–99 Erie CC 24–5
Erie CC: 43–15 (.741)
University at Buffalo (Mid-American Conference) (1999–2013)
1999–00* Buffalo 3–20 (5–23) 1–17 12th
2000–01 Buffalo 4–24 2–16 12th
2001–02 Buffalo 12–18 7–11 10th
2002–03 Buffalo 5–23 2–16 13th
2003–04 Buffalo 17–12 11–7 5th
2004–05 Buffalo 23–10 11–7 T–2nd NIT First Round
2005–06 Buffalo 19–13 8–10 8th
2006–07 Buffalo 12–19 4–12 T–10th
2007–08 Buffalo 10–20 3–13 12th
2008–09 Buffalo 21–12 11–5 T–1st CBI First Round
2009–10 Buffalo 18–12 9–7 T–3rd
2010–11 Buffalo 20–14 8–8 T–5th CIT Quarterfinals
2011–12 Buffalo 20–11 12–4 2nd CIT Second Round
2012–13 Buffalo 14–20 7–9 8th
Buffalo: 198–228 (.465) 96–142 (.403)
Canisius College (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (2016–present)
2016–17 Canisius 18–16 10–10 T–6th CIT First Round
2017–18 Canisius 21–12 15–3 T–1st CBI First Round
Canisius: 39–28 (.582) 25–13 (.658)
Total: 280–271 (.508)

      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

[5]
* Hired as interim coach after Tim Cohane resigned after 5 games

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