Buffalo Bulls basketball

Buffalo Bulls basketball history

State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)
Alumni Arena
Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Current head coach: Jim Whitesell (2019-)

  • Asst: Jamie Quarles (2018-)
  • Asst: Angres Thorpe (2019-)
  • Asst: Brendan Foley (2020-)
  • DBO: Tom Fox (2015-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4   (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-4
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2005, 2021)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-2
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  6  (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1965)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  5-8
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  1  (1982)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Overall Record:  0-2

Conference Titles (SUNYAC, ECC, Summit, MAC):

Award Winners:




Buffalo head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Jim Whitesell 2019-Pres 55-32 0 0 0
Nate Oats 2015-19 96-43 2 3 0
Bobby Hurley 2013-15 42-20 2 1 0
Reggie Witherspoon 1999-2013 198-228 1 0 0
Tim Cohane 1993-99 80-93 0 0 0
Daniel Bazzani 1983-93 111-154 0 0 0
Kenneth Pope 1982-83 12-15 0 0 0
V. William Hughes 1978-82 49-60 1^ 1^ 0
Leo Richardson 1973-78 35-92 0 0 0
Edwin Muto 1970-73 37-33 0 0 0
Len Serfustini 1956-70 206-105 0 6^ 0
Malcolm Eiken 1946-56 140-73 0 0 0
Robert Harrington 1945-46 5-10 0 0 0
no team 1943-45
Arthur L. Powell 1915-43 198-190 0 0 0

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Buffalo program was at either the Division II or Division III level; Buffalo moved up to Division I prior to the 1991-92 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.