Belmont Bruins basketball

Belmont Bruins basketball history

Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
Curb Event Center
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)

Current head coach: Casey Alexander (2019-)

  • Assoc. HC: Brian Ayers (1998-)
  • Asst: Sean Rutigliano (2019-)
  • Asst: Tyler Holloway (2011-)
  • DBO: vacant (-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  8  (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-8
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (2004, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  3-5
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2009)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-1
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  9-5

Conference Titles (VSAC, TCAC, Atlantic Sun, Ohio Valley, Missouri Valley):

Award Winners:




Belmont head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Casey Alexander 2019-Pres 77-19 2 0 0
Rick Byrd 1986-2019 713-348 11 8 (5^) 0
Don Purdy 1978-86 116-138 0 0 0
Dick Campbell 1974-78 48-68 0 0 0
Ken Sidwell 1962-64, 72-74 36-53 0 0 0
Dewey Jones 1967-72 69-76 0 0 0
Jack Young 1966-67 9-16 0 0 0
Wayne Dobbs 1964-66 35-19 0 0 0
George Kelley 1957-62 58-71 0 0 0
Larry Striplin 1952-56 58-42 0 0 0

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


^ These tournament appearances came when the Belmont program was at the NAIA level; Belmont moved up to Division I prior to the 1999-2000 season

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

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