Abilene Christian Wildcats basketball

Abilene Christian Wildcats basketball history

Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX)
Moody Coliseum
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)

Current head coach: Brette Tanner (2021-)

  • Asst: Antonio Bostic (2016-)
  • Asst: Jon Trilli (2018-19, 2020-)
  • Asst: vacant (-)
  • DBO: Colton Southall (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: (2019, 2021)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • CBI Overall Record:  2-1
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  9  (1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1986, 1987, 1999)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  9-11
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1980)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (Texas, Gulf Coast, Lone Star, Southland, WAC):

Award Winners:




Abilene Christian head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Brette Tanner 2021-Pres 25-11 0 0 0
Joe Golding 2011-21 158-144 0 2 0
Jason Copeland 2005-11 65-96 0 0 0
Klint Pleasant 2002-05 33-48 0 0 0
Mike Martin 1980-88, 99-2002 148-52 2^ 4^ 0
Shanon Hays 1996-99 58-26 1^ 0 0
Tony Mauldin 1991-96 61-78 0 0 0
Darryn Shearmire 1990-91 0-26 0 0 0
Dee Nutt 1955-69, 88-90 208-201 6^ 3 (1^) 0
Willard Tate 1973-80 119-79 0 0 0
Carnie Hatch 1969-73 50-51 0 0 0
A.B. Morris 1924-55 306-246 0 6^ 0
Victor Payne 1922-24 11-8
Dad Noles 1921-22 5-2
G.C. Morlan 1920-21 0-2
Vernon McCasland 1919-20 4-3

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Abilene Christian program was at either the NCAA Division II or NAIA level; ACU was in the Southland for 10 years before dropping down in 1973 and moving back up to Division I prior to the 2013-14 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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