Bob Weinhauer

Bob Weinhauer (born May 23, 1939)

Teams coached: Penn Quakers, Arizona State Sun Devils, Detroit Spirits
Penn record: 99-45 (.688)
Arizona State record: 44-45 (.494)
Overall record^: 143-90 (.614)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1978, 1979, 1980, 1982)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  2  (1978, 1979)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  1  (1979)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1981, 1983)
  • Ivy League Regular Season Champion:  5  (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1996-1997 Milwaukee Bucks (asst)
1993-1994 Minnesota Timberwolves (asst)
1991-1993 Atlanta Hawks (asst)
1988-1990 Philadelphia 76ers (asst)
1985-1986 Detroit Spirits
1982-1985 Arizona State
1977-1982 Penn
1973-1977 Penn (asst)

Bob Weinhauer Facts

  • Bob Weinhauer
  • Born May 23, 1939
  • Hometown: New York City
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York College at Cortland (BA, 1961)
  • The NYC-native played baseball at SUNY Cortland and started his coaching career at the high school level
    • Coached football, basketball and baseball at Massapequa HS (NY) prior to joining the college ranks
  • Spent four seasons as an assistant coach under Chuck Daly at Penn, where he was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams
    • Took over as the Quakers’ head coach in 1977, going 99-45 (61-9) in five seasons at the helm
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament four times, including the program’s first (and still only) trip to the NCAA Final Four in 1979
    • Won or shared the Ivy League title all five seasons (lost tie-breaker in 1981, sending Penn to the NIT instead of NCAAT)
  • Left Penn in 1982 to become the head coach at Arizona State, leading the Sun Devils to a 44-45 record over three seasons
  • Spent one year as the head coach of the Detroit Spirits (CBA), going an even 24-24
  • Worked in the NBA for the rest of his career, serving as both a coach and an executive
    • First worked as a scout with the Philadelphia 76ers, coached by Matt Guokas, then served as an assistant for two seasons there under Jim Lynam (76ers)
      • Spent the 1990-91 season as the assistant GM in Philadelphia
    • Moved on to work under Bob Weiss in Atlanta and then Sidney Lowe in Minnesota
    • Spent two seasons (1994-96) as the GM of the Houston Rockets and the two seasons (1997-99) in the same capacity with the Milwaukee Bucks
      • In between GM jobs, spent one year as an assistant in Milwaukee under head coach Chris Ford

Bob Weinhauer Coaching Tree

  • Fran McCaffery (Iowa, Siena, UNC Greensboro, Lehigh)
  • Byron Scott (LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, NJ Nets)
  • Bob Staak (Wake Forest, Xavier)


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