Brian Earl

Brian Earl (born September 8, 1976)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: William & Mary Tribe
Current conference: Coastal Athletic Association (CAA)
Cornell record: 96-103 (.482)
William & Mary record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 96-103 (.482)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present William & Mary
2016-2024 Cornell
2015-2016 Princeton (assoc. HC)
2007-2015 Princeton (asst)

Brian Earl Facts

  • Brian W. Earl
  • Born September 8, 1976
  • Hometown: Medford Lakes, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Princeton University (BS, 1999)
  • Played at Princeton under head coaches Pete CarrilBill Carmody and was named Ivy League POY as a senior in 1999
    • Left Princeton as the all-time leading three-point shooter in Ivy League history, and led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances and one trip to the NIT quarterfinals
    • Won 95 games during his player career at Princeton, an Ivy League record
    • Went on to play professionally in Germany, England and the United States (USBL & EBA)
  • Got into coaching in 2007 as an assistant at his alma mater, Princeton, where he later also served as recruiting coordinator
  • Served eights seasons as a Princeton assistant and one as associate head coach, first under Sydney Johnson and then under Mitch Henderson, both of whom were college teammates of his
  • Hired in 2016 to be the head coach at Ivy League foe Cornell; led the Big Red to the 2019 CIT, his third season at the helm
    • In 2022, the Big Red finished fourth in the League and Earl became the first former Ivy POY to be named Ivy League COY
    • The 2023-24 team won 22 games and earned the program’s first-ever NIT bid
  • Brother, Dan Earl, is also a college basketball coach, currently serving as head coach at Chattanooga

Brian Earl Coaching Tree