Bob Feerick

Bob Feerick (1920-1976)

Teams coached: Washington Capitols, Santa Clara Broncos, San Francisco Warriors
Santa Clara record: 186-120 (.608)
Overall record^: 186-120 (.608)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1952, 1953, 1954, 1960)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  3  (1953, 1954, 1960)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  1  (1952)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • WCC Regular Season Champion:  3  (1953, 1954, 1960)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1962-1963 San Francisco Warriors
1950-1962 Santa Clara
1949-1950 Washington Capitols

Bob Feerick Facts

  • Robert Joseph Feerick
  • Born January 2, 1920
  • Died June 8, 1976
  • Hometown: San Francisco, California
  • Alma Mater: Santa Clara University (BA, 1941)
  • Played at Santa Clara for coach George Barsi then served in the US Navy during WW2
  • Upon his return from the War, Feerick played professional basketball for five years
    • Was on the Washington Capitols for the first four seasons of NBA (then BAA) basketball
    • Played for Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach and was first team All-NBA in 1947 and 1948
  • Served as player-coach of the Capitols for the 1949-50 season, going 32-36 and reaching the Playoffs
  • Returned to alma mater Santa Clara in 1950 and spent the next 12 years as head coach
    • Went 186-120 overall, finishing above .500 in all but two seasons at the helm
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament four times, going all the way to the Final Four in 1952
    • Won three WCC titles and was named the WCC COY in each of those seasons (1953, 1954 and 1960)
  • Final coaching job was a one-year stint as head coach of the NBA’s San Francisco Warriors
    • The team, which had just relocated from Philadelphia, was led by Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain
    • Went 31-49 and missed the Playoffs; was replaced after the season
  • Moved into the front office, spending over a decade as the Warriors’ general manager

Bob Feerick Coaching Tree

  • Al Attles (San Francisco/Golden State Warriors)
  • Wilt Chamberlain (San Diego Conquistadors)
  • Dick Garibaldi (Santa Clara)
  • Tom Gola (La Salle)
  • George Lee (San Francisco Warriors)
  • Bones McKinney (Carolina Cougars, Wake Forest, Washington Capitols)
  • Chick Reiser (Baltimore Bullets)
  • Fred Scolari (Baltimore Bullets)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only