St. John's Red Storm men's basketball

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St. John's Red Storm
2014–15 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
St. John's Red Storm athletic logo
University St. John's University
Conference Big East
Location New York City, NY
Head coach Chris Mullin (1st year)
Arena Carnesecca Arena, Madison Square Garden
(Capacity: 5,602, 19,763)
Nickname Red Storm
Colors

Red and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions
1911
Pre-tournament Helms champions
1911
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1952
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1952, 1985
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1951, 1952, 1979, 1985, 1991, 1999
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1951, 1952, 1967, 1969, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1999
NCAA Tournament appearances
1951, 1952, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2011, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1986, 2000
Conference regular season champions
1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992

The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represents the St. John's University in Queens, New York. The team participates in the Big East Conference. They are currently coached by Chris Mullin, a Hall of Fame player who is arguably the school's greatest-ever player, who succeeded Steve Lavin after the 2014–15 season.[1]

On March 13, 2011, they were selected to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.

As of the beginning of the 2014-2015 season, St. John's has 1774 total wins, which put them at #8 on the List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball.

Yearly records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1907–08 Rev. J. Chestnut 4–8
1908–09 P. Joseph Kersey 9–6
1909–10 Harry Fisher 15–5
1910–11 Claude Allen 14–0 Helms and Premo-Porretta National Champions[2]
1911–12 Joseph O'Shea 15–5
Claude Allen (1912–1914)
1912–13 Claude Allen 12–8
1913–14 Claude Allen 7–11
Claude Allen: 33-19
Joseph O'Shea (1914–1917)
1914–15 Joseph O'Shea 12–4
1915–16 Joseph O'Shea 5–10
1916–17 Joseph O'Shea 11–8
Joseph O'Shea: 43-27
John Crenny (1917–1921)
1917–18 John Crenny 8–8
1918–19 John Crenny 0–7
1919–20 John Crenny 9–14
1920–21 John Crenny 10–9
John Crenny: 27-38
Edward Kelleher (1921–1922)
1921–22 Edward Kelleher 10–11
Edward Kelleher: 10-11
John Crenny (1922–1927)
1922–23 John Crenny 11–10
1923–24 John Crenny 16–15
1924–25 John Crenny 18–6
1925–26 John Crenny 18–7
1926–27 John Crenny 15–10
John Crenny: 105-86
James "Buck" Freeman (1927–1933)
1927–28 James Freeman 18–4
1928–29 James Freeman 23–2
1929–30 James Freeman 23–1
1930–31 James Freeman 21–1
1931–32 James Freeman 22–4
1932–33 James Freeman 23–4
James "Buck" Freeman (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1933–1936)
1933–34 James Freeman 16–3 3-4 5th
1934–35 James Freeman 13–8 - -
1935–36 James Freeman 18–4 4-3 4th
James Freeman: 177-31
Joseph Lapchick (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1936–1947)
1936–37 Joseph Lapchick 12–7 1-4 7th
1937–38 Joseph Lapchick 15–4 4-2 T-4th
1938–39 Joseph Lapchick 18–4 17-2 2nd NIT Semifinals
1939–40 Joseph Lapchick 15–5 - - NIT Quarterfinals
1940–41 Joseph Lapchick 11–6 - -
1941–42 Joseph Lapchick 16–5 - -
1942–43 Joseph Lapchick 21–3 6-1 1st NIT Champions
1943–44 Joseph Lapchick 18–5 - - NIT Champions
1944–45 Joseph Lapchick 21–3 - - NIT Semifinals
1945–46 Joseph Lapchick 17–6 5-1 T-1st NIT Quarterfinals
1946–47 Joseph Lapchick 16–7 6-0 1st NIT Quarterfinals
Joseph Lapchick: 180-55
Frank McGuire (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1947–1952)
1947–48 Frank McGuire 12–11 3-3 T-4th
1948–49 Frank McGuire 15–9 5-1 T-1st NIT First Round
1949–50 Frank McGuire 24–5 3-3 T-3rd NIT Semifinals
1950–51 Frank McGuire 26–5 6-0 1st NIT Semifinals, NCAA Regional Finals
1951–52 Frank McGuire 25–6 6-0 1st NIT Quarterfinals, NCAA National Finals
Frank McGuire: 102-36
Al "Dusty" DeStefano (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1952–1956)
1952–53 Al DeStefano 17–6 5-1 2nd NIT Finals
1953–54 Al DeStefano 9–11 2-3 5th
1954–55 Al DeStefano 11–9 5-1 2nd
1955–56 Al DeStefano 12–12 3-3 T-3rd
Al DeStefano: 49-39
Joseph Lapchick (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1956–1963)
1956–57 Joseph Lapchick 14–9 4-2 2nd
1957–58 Joseph Lapchick 18–8 6-0 1st NIT Semifinals
1958–59 Joseph Lapchick 20–6 4-2 3rd NIT Champions
1959–60 Joseph Lapchick 17–8 5-1 2nd NIT Quarterfinals
1960–61 Joseph Lapchick 20–5 4-0 1st NCAA First Round
1961–62 Joseph Lapchick 21–5 5-0 1st NIT Finals
1962–63 Joseph Lapchick 9–15 2-2 4th
Joseph Lapchick (Independent) (1963–1965)
1963–64 Joseph Lapchick 14–11 - -
1964–65 Joseph Lapchick 21–8 - - NIT Champions
Joseph Lapchick: 334-130
Lou Carnesecca (Independent) (1965–1970)
1965–66 Lou Carnesecca 18–8 - - NIT First Round
1966–67 Lou Carnesecca 23–5 - - NCAA Regional Semifinals
1967–68 Lou Carnesecca 19–8 - - NCAA First Round
1968–69 Lou Carnesecca 23–6 - - NCAA Regional Semifinals
1969–70 Lou Carnesecca 21–8 - - NIT Finals
Lou Carnesecca: 160-62
Frank Mulzoff (Independent) (1970–1973)
1970–71 Frank Mulzoff 18–9 - - NIT First Round
1971–72 Frank Mulzoff 19–11 - - NIT Semifinals
1972–73 Frank Mulzoff 19–7 - - NCAA First Round
Frank Mulzoff: 56-27
Lou Carnesecca (Independent) (1973–1979)
1973–74 Lou Carnesecca 20–7 - - NIT First Round
1974–75 Lou Carnesecca 21–10 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NIT Semifinals
1975–76 Lou Carnesecca 23–6 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA First Round
1976–77 Lou Carnesecca 22–9 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA First Round
1977–78 Lou Carnesecca 21–7 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA First Round
1978–79 Lou Carnesecca 21–11 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA Regional Final
Lou Carnesecca (Big East Conference) (1979–1992)
1979–80 Lou Carnesecca 24–5 5-1 T-1st NCAA Second Round
1980–81 Lou Carnesecca 17–11 8-6 3rd NIT First Round
1981–82 Lou Carnesecca 21–9 9-5 3rd NCAA Second Round
1982–83 Lou Carnesecca 28–5 12-4 T-1st NCAA Regional Semifinals
1983–84 Lou Carnesecca 18–12 8-8 5th NCAA First Round
1984-85 Lou Carnesecca 31–4 15-1 1st NCAA National Semifinals
1985-86 Lou Carnesecca 31–5 14-2 T-1st NCAA Second Round
1986-87 Lou Carnesecca 21–9 10-6 T-4th NCAA Second Round
1987-88 Lou Carnesecca 17–12 8-8 T-5th NCAA First Round
1988-89 Lou Carnesecca 20–13 6-10 8th NIT Champions
1989-90 Lou Carnesecca 24–10 10-6 4th NCAA Second Round
1990-91 Lou Carnesecca 23–9 10-6 2nd NCAA Regional Finals
1991-92 Lou Carnesecca 19–11 12-6 T-1st NCAA First Round
Lou Carnesecca: 526-200 294-115
Brian Mahoney (Big East Conference) (1992–1996)
1992-93 Brian Mahoney 19–11 12-6 2nd NCAA Second Round
1993-94 Brian Mahoney 12–17 5-13 9th
1994-95 Brian Mahoney 14–14 7-11 8th NIT First Round
1995-96 Brian Mahoney 11–16 5-13 5th (BE6)
Brian Mahoney: 56-58 29-43
Fran Fraschilla (Big East Conference) (1996–1998)
1996-97 Fran Fraschilla 13–14 8-10 5th (BE6)
1997-98 Fran Fraschilla 22–10 13-5 2nd (BE6) NCAA First Round
Fran Fraschilla: 35-24 21-15
Mike Jarvis (Big East Conference) (1998–2004)
1998-99 Mike Jarvis 28–9 14-4 3rd NCAA Regional Final
1999-00 Mike Jarvis 25–8 12-4 3rd NCAA Second Round
2000-01 Mike Jarvis 14–15** 8-8 3rd (East)
2001-02 Mike Jarvis 20–12** 9-7 3rd (East) NCAA First Round**[3]
2002-03 Mike Jarvis 21–13** 7-9 5th (East) NIT Champions**[4]
2003-04 Mike Jarvis*
Kevin Clark
2–4**
4–17**
N/A
1-15
14th
Mike Jarvis: 114-78% 51-47
Norm Roberts (Big East Conference) (2004–2010)
2004-05 Norm Roberts 9–18 3-13 12th
2005-06 Norm Roberts 12–15 5-11 15th
2006-07 Norm Roberts 16–15 7-9 11th
2007-08 Norm Roberts 11–19 5-13 14th
2008-09 Norm Roberts 16–18 6-12 13th CBI First Round
2009-10 Norm Roberts 17–16 6-12 13th NIT First Round
Norm Roberts: 81-101 32-70
Steve Lavin (Big East Conference) (2010–2015)
2010-11 Steve Lavin 21–12 12–6 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
2011-12 Steve Lavin
Mike Dunlap
2–2
11–17
N/A
6–12
T-11th
2012-13 Steve Lavin 17–16 8–10 10th NIT Second Round
2013-14 Steve Lavin 20–13 10–8 T-3rd NIT First Round
2014-15 Steve Lavin 21–12 10–8 5th NCAA Second Round
Steve Lavin: 92-72 46-44
Chris Mullin (Big East Conference) (2015–present)
2015–16 Chris Mullin 0–0 0–0
Chris Mullin: 0–0 0–0
Total: 1795-957

      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

*Jarvis was fired on December 19, 2003; assistant Kevin Clark finished the season.
** St. John's vacated 47 games (46 wins and one loss) from 2000 to 2004 after Abe Keita was ruled ineligible. Official records are 5-15 for 2000-01, 7-11 for 2001-02, 1-13 for 2002-03 and 0-4 for 2003-04.[5]
% Official record at St. John's is 68-77 (53-32 Big East) not counting vacated games.[5]
[6]

Postseason[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

Overall Conference
Coach Years Record Winning % Record Winning %
J. Chestnut 1907-08 4-8 .333
P. Joseph Kersey 1908-09 9-6 .600
Harry A. Fisher 1909-10 15-5 .750
Claude Allen 1910-11, 1912-14 33-19 .635
Joseph O'Shea 1911-12, 1914-17 43-27 .614
John Crenny 1918-21, 1922-27 105-86 .550
Ed Kelleher 1921-22 10-11 .476
James Freeman 1927-36 177-31 .851
Joe Lapchick 1936-47, 1956-65 334-130 .720
Frank McGuire 1947-52 102-36 .739
Al DeStefano 1952-56 49-39 .563
Lou Carnesecca 1965-70, 1973-92 526-200 .725 139-80 .635
Frank Mulzoff 1970-73 56-27 .675
Brian Mahoney 1992-96 56-58 .491 31-47 .397
Fran Fraschilla 1996-98 57-36 .613 35-24 .593
Mike Jarvis 1998-2003 66-60 .524 57-36 .613
Kevin Clark 2003-04 2-17 .105 1-15 .064
Norm Roberts 2004-10 81-101 .445 32-70 .313
Steve Lavin 2010-2015 92–72 .561 46-44 .511
Chris Mullin 2015-present 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame[edit]

St. John's players[edit]

All individuals were inducted as players unless otherwise noted.

  • Dick McGuire (1993)
  • Chris Mullin (2011)

St. John's coaches[edit]

All individuals were inducted as coaches, though not necessarily for their service at St. John's.

  • Joe Lapchick (1966)
  • Frank McGuire (1976)
  • Al McGuire (1992)
  • Lou Carnesecca (1992)

Notable players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

No. Player Pos. Career
13 Mark Jackson PG 1983-87
20 Chris Mullin SG 1981-85
21 Malik Sealy SF 1988-1992
Walter Berry PF 1984-86
Dick McGuire PG 1943-49
24 Tony Jackson F 1958-61
33 Alan Seiden PG 1956-59
55 Sonny Dove SF 1964-67

Players currently in the NBA[edit]

Awards and Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodman, Jeff (March 30, 2015). "Chris Mullin to coach St. John's". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 532. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  3. ^ St. John's University (New York) Penalized for Violations in Men's Basketball Retrieved 2014-Mar-17.
  4. ^ St. John's University (New York) Penalized for Violations in Men's Basketball Retrieved 2014-Mar-17.
  5. ^ a b 2010-11 St. John's Media Guide
  6. ^ 2010-11 St. John's men's basketball media guide. Retrieved 2013-Sep-10.