Alan Major

Alan Major (born June 21, 1968)

Teams coached: Charlotte 49ers
Charlotte record: 67-70 (.489)
Overall record: 67-70 (.489)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2013)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2019 Texas (women’s) (DPD)
2016-2017 Ohio State (DPD)
2010-2015 Charlotte
2004-2010 Ohio State (asst)
2001-2004 Xavier (asst)
1999-2000 Pacific (asst)
1998-1999 Southern Illinois (asst)
1995-1998 Pacific (asst)
1992-1995 Cal Lutheran (asst)

Alan Major Facts

  • Alan M. Major
  • Born June 21, 1968
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Purdue University (BS, 1992) / California Lutheran University (M.Ed, 1995)
  • Attended Purdue for undergrad and served as a student manager with the men’s basketball team under HOF head coach Gene Keady
  • Started coaching at D-III Cal Lutheran, assisting Mike Dunlap for two seasons and Rich Rider for one more
  • Moved to the D-I ranks in 1995, spending three seasons assisting Bob Thomason at Pacific
    • During his time at Pacific, Major coached eventual #1 overall pick (1998) Michael Olawokandi
  • Joined the staff of fellow Purdue alum Bruce Weber at Southern Illinois before working one more season under Thomason at Pacific
  • Hired by Thad Matta in 2001, returning to the Midwest to be an assistant at Xavier
    • Followed Matta to Ohio State in 2004, coaching in Columbus for the next six seasons
    • While working under Matta, was a part of seven NCAA Tournaments (including the Buckeyes’ 2007 Runner-Up finish) and the 2008 NIT Championship
    • Worked with another big man taken #1 overall, Greg Oden, for one season at Ohio State
  • Became the head coach at Charlotte in 2010, leading the 49ers for four and a half season
    • Went 67-70 over his tenure, during which the program moved from the A-10 to Conference USA
    • Had to take several medical leaves of absence during the 2014-15 season, only coaching for 13 games
    • Stepped down after that season in order to recover from his medical issues
  • Joined Matta‘s staff again in 2016, spending the year as the Buckeyes’ director of player development
  • Held the same position during the 2018-19 season with the Texas Longhorns’ women’s team (under Karen Aston)
  • In September 2023, Major was named President of Basketball Operations for the Rising Coaches organization

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