Southern Utah Thunderbirds men's basketball

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds
2016–17 Southern Utah Thunderbirds men's basketball team
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University Southern Utah University
Conference Big Sky
Location Cedar City, UT
Head coach Todd Simon (1st year)
Arena Centrum Arena
(Capacity: 5,300)
Nickname Thunderbirds
Colors Scarlet and White[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament appearances
Conference tournament champions
American West: 1995, 1996
Summit: 2001
Conference regular season champions

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds Basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.[2] The school's team currently competes in the Big Sky Conference.[3] The Thunderbirds are coached by Todd Simon.


NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Thunderbirds have appeared once in the NCAA Tournament in 2001. They were eliminated in the first round by Boston College giving them a tournament record of 0–1.[4]

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
2001 #14 First Round #3 Boston College L 65–68

NAIA tournament results[edit]

The Thunderbirds have appeared in the NAIA Tournament one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1977 First Round Southwestern Oklahoma State L 89–99

Coaching records[edit]

Name Seasons Record
Boyd Adams 1963–71 84–98 (.462)
Stan Jack 1971–80 145–90 (.620)
Tom McCracken 1980–83 51–30 (.630)
Bob Schermerhorn 1983–87 68–42 (.618)
Neil Roberts 1987–92 70–63 (.526)
Bill Evans 1992–2007 183–189 (.492)
Roger Reid 2007–2012 54-97 (.358)
Nick Robinson 2012–2016 28-90 (.237)
Todd Simon 2016–present 0-0 (.000)
Total 1963–present 683-699 (.494)


  1. ^ "Academic Style Guide". Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ Carli Moreland. "Men's Basketball - News - Southern Utah Thunderbirds Athletics". Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Big Sky Conference". 2014-03-08. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Basketball Tournament History: Southern Utah Thunderbirds - ESPN". Retrieved 2014-03-12.