American Eagles basketball

American Eagles basketball history

American University (Washington, DC)
Bender Arena
Patriot League

Current head coach: Mike Brennan (2013-)

  • Asst: Eddie Jackson (2008-)
  • Asst: Jonathan Jones (2022-)
  • Asst: Sam Roditti (2018-)
  • DBO: Jordan Gaitley (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (2008, 2009, 2014)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-3
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1973, 1981, 1982)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-3
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1958, 1959, 1960)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  6-2
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1950, 1951)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-2

Conference Titles (Mason-Dixon, Middle Atlantic, ECC, CAA, Patriot League):

Award Winners:




American head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Mike Brennan 2013-Pres 108-151 0 1 0
Jeff Jones 2000-13 211-183 4 2 0
Art Perry 1997-2000 27-58 0 0 0
Chris Knoche 1990-97 77-118 0 0 0
Ed Tapscott 1982-90 109-117 1 0 0
Gary Williams 1978-82 72-42 1 0 0
Jim Lynam 1973-78 70-61 1 0 0
Tom Young 1969-73 61-37 0 0 0
Alan Kyber 1965-69 42-53 0 0 0
Jimmy Williams 1962-65 20-51 0 0 0
David Carrasco 1956-62 101-51 3^ 3^ 0
Dutch Schulze 1952-56 45-53 0 0 0
Stafford Cassell 1937-42, 46-52 105-57 2^ 2^ 0
Arthur Boyd 1944-46 32-5 2^ 0 0
Cal Kalijarvi 1942-44 9-18 0 0 0
Paul Smith 1936-37 7-11
Walter Young 1929-36 46-56
Springston 1926-29 30-20

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 American program was at either the NCAA Division II or NAIA level; American moved up to Division I prior to the 1966-67 season

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

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