Bob McKillop

Bob McKillop (born July 13, 1950)

Teams coached: Davidson Wildcats
Davidson record: 634-380 (.625)
Overall record: 634-380 (.625)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  10  (1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (2008)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  8  (1994, 1996, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champion:  (2015, 2022)
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  13  (1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Atlantic 10 Tournament Champion:  (2018)
  • SoCon Tournament Champion:  7  (1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1989-2022 Davidson
1978-1979 Davidson (asst)

Bob McKillop Facts

  • Robert Howard McKillop
  • Born July 13, 1950
  • Hometown: Queens, New York
  • Alma Mater: Hofstra University (BA, 1972)
  • Coached at Holy Trinity Diocesan HS in Hicksville, NY (1973-78) and Long Island Lutheran HS in Brookville, NY (1979-89)
    • Went 86-25 at Holy Trinity and 182-51 at Long Island Lutheran (268-76 overall)
    • In between, he spent one season as an assistant under Eddie Biedenbach at Davidson
  • Served as the head coach at Davidson from 1989-2022, winning 634 games and going to ten NCAA Tournaments and eight NITs
    • His tenure was highlighted by a 2008 run to the Elite Eight behind star player and future NBA MVP Stephen Curry
    • Along the way, McKillop claimed fifteen regular season conference titles (2x in the A-10 and 13x in the SoCon) and was named conference coach of the year eleven times (2x A-10 and 9x SoCon)
    • In June 2022, McKillop announced his retirement after 33 seasons at the helm; turned the program over to son, Matt
  • Along with his wife, Cathy, has one daughter and two sons

Bob McKillop Coaching Tree

  • Abe Woldeslassie (Macalester College)
  • Duggar Baucom (The Citadel, VMI, Tusculum)
  • Matt Doherty (SMU, FAU, North Carolina, Notre Dame)
  • Jim Fox (Appalachian State)
  • Landry Kosmalski (Swarthmore)
  • Matt Matheny (Elon)
  • Matt McKillop (Davidson)
  • Ryan Mee (Vassar)
  • Tom Pecora (Fordham, Hofstra)
  • Tim Sweeney (Connecticut College, Hobart College)
  • Jason Zimmerman (Emory)
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