Bill Coen

Bill Coen (born May 3, 1961)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Northeastern Huskies
Current conference: Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
Northeastern record: 260-244 (.516)
Overall record: 260-244 (.516)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2015, 2019)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2010, 2013)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2009)
  • CAA Regular Season Champion:  4  (2013, 2015, 2018, 2021)
  • CAA Tournament Champion:  2  (2015, 2019)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2006-present Northeastern
2001-2006 Boston College (assoc. HC)
1997-2001 Boston College (asst)
1991-1997 Rhode Island (asst)
1989-1991 Rhode Island (grad. asst)
1987-1989 Hamilton (asst)

Bill Coen Facts

  • William Coen
  • Born May 3, 1961
  • Hometown: Long Island, New York
  • Alma Mater: Hamilton College (BA, 1983) / University of Rhode Island (MBA, 1991)
  • First coaching position was at Canajoharie HS (NY), where he went 19-3 in his only season
  • Returned to his alma mater – D-III Hamilton in Clinton, NY – as an assistant coach under Tom Murphy in 1987
    • Also served as the junior varsity head coach during his two years on the staff, going 38-10 overall
  • Joined Al Skinner‘s staff as a graduate assistant at Rhode Island in 1989, completing his MBA and getting promoted two full-time assistant two years later
  • Followed Skinner to Boston College in 1997, spending four seasons as an assistant and five as associate head coach
  • Left BC to take the head coaching position at Northeastern in 2006
    • During his tenure at NU, the Huskies have been to two NCAA Tournaments, two NITs and one CBI

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