Cal Poly Mustangs basketball

Cal Poly Mustangs basketball history

California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Robert A. Mott Athletics Center
Big West Conference

Current head coach: John Smith (2019-)

  • Assoc. HC: Omar Lowery (2009-13, 2022-)
  • Asst: Keith Berard (2021-)
  • Asst: Darren French (2022-)
  • DBO: Jamal Smith (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-1
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  7  (1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  7-8

Conference Titles (CCAA, American West, Big West):

Award Winners:




Cal Poly head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
John Smith 2019-Pres 18-64 0 0 0
Joe Callero 2009-19 126-184 0 1 0
Kevin Bromley 2001-09 99-145 0 0 0
Jeff Schneider 1995-2001 70-84 1 0 0
Steve Beason 1986-95 121-122 1^ 0 0
Ernie Wheeler 1972-86 254-140 5^ 6^ 0
Neale Stoner 1969-72 47-33 1^ 1^ 0
Stuart Chestnut 1966-69 29-42 0 0 0
Ed Jorgensen 1947-66 244-229 2^ 0 0
Robert Mott 1946-47 4-14 0 0 0
no team 1942-46
Howie O’Daniels 1941-42 5-17

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 Cal Poly program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; Cal Poly moved up to Division I prior to the 1994-95 season

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