Bobby Paschal

Bobby Paschal (born October 22, 1941)

Teams coached: Southwestern Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, South Florida Bulls
Southwestern Louisiana record: 153-85 (.643)
South Florida record: 127-159 (.444)
Overall record: 280-244 (.534)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1986-1996 South Florida
1978-1986 Southwestern Louisiana
1974-1978 Southwestern Louisiana (asst)

Bobby Paschal Facts

  • Bobby Paschal
  • Born October 22, 1941
  • Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Stetson University (BA, 1964)
  • The AL-native played basketball for head coach Glenn Wilkes at Stetson
  • Arrived at Southwestern Louisiana (now known simply as Louisiana) in 1974, working under Jim Hatfield
    • The program was coming out of an NCAA-sanctioned “death penalty” and did not compete 1973-75
    • Took over as the Ragin’ Cajuns’ head coach in 1978, a position he held for the next eight seasons
      • Led the team to two NCAA Tournaments and three NITs; went 153-85 overall
  • Became the head coach at South Florida in 1986, coaching the Bulls for ten seasons
    • Went to two NCAA Tournaments – the first two in program history – and won 127 total games
    • Transitioned from coaching to administration in 1996, spending the next eight years as assistant to the AD
  • Inducted into both the Louisiana Basketball HOF (c/o 2005) and the USF Athletic HOF (c/o 2013)

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