Army Black Knights basketball

Army Black Knights basketball history

United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
Christl Arena
Patriot League

Current head coach: Jimmy Allen (2016-)

  • Asst: Nick Thorsen (2021-)
  • Asst: Doug Novak (2022-)
  • Asst: Joshua Hayes (2022-)
  • Asst: Jesse Flannery (2022-)
  • Asst: Evan Manning (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  8  (1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1978)
  • NIT Overall Record:  13-10
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2021)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • Premo-Porretta National Championships:  (1923, 1944)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1944)

Conference Titles (ECAC, MAAC, Patriot League):

Award Winners:




Army head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Jimmy Allen 2016-Pres 81-96 0 0 0
Zach Spiker 2009-16 102-112 0 0 0
Jim Crews 2002-09 59-140 0 0 0
Pat Harris 1997-2002 42-96 0 0 0
Dino Gaudio 1993-97 36-72 0 0 0
Mike Conners (int.) 1993 1-7 0 0 0
Tom Miller 1990-93 13-61 0 0 0
Les Wothke 1982-90 92-135 0 0 0
Pete Gaudet 1980-82 12-41 0 0 0
Mike Krzyzewski 1975-80 73-59 0 0 0
Dan Dougherty 1971-75 31-66 0 0 0
Bob Knight 1965-71 102-50 0 0 0
Tates Locke 1963-65 40-15 0 0 0
George Hunter 1958-63 63-48 0 0 0
Orvis Sigler 1954-58 39-47 0 0 0
Bob Vanatta 1953-54 15-7 0 0 0
Elmer Ripley 1951-53 19-17 0 0 0
John Mauer 1947-51 33-35 0 0 0
Stuart Holcomb 1945-47 18-13 0 0 0
Edward Kelleher 1943-45 29-1 0 0 0
Valentine Lentz 1939-43 31-31 0 0 0
Leo Novak 1926-39 126-61 0 0 0
Ernest Blood 1925-26 11-6
Harry Fisher 1906-07, 21-23, 24-25 55-10
John Van Vliet 1924-25 16-2
Joseph O’Shea 1919-21 30-7
Ivens Jones 1917-19 11-9
Arthur Conard 1916-17 3-8
Jacob Devers 1914-16 16-9
Joseph Stillwell 1902-04, 08-11, 13-14 40-14
Harvey Higley 1911-13 19-6
B.H. Koehler 1907-08 9-3
no coach 1904-06 10-8

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

OTHER NAMES: Prior to 1999, the Army athletic programs were known by the nickname “Cadets”

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