Canisius Golden Griffins basketball

Canisius Golden Griffins basketball history

Canisius College (Buffalo, NY)
Koessler Athletic Center
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)

Current head coach: Reggie Witherspoon (2016-)

  • Asst: Chris Hawkins (2016-)
  • Asst: Thurman Schaetzle (2018-)
  • Asst: Calvin Cage (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1955, 1956, 1957)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1955, 1956, 1957, 1996)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  6-4
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1963)
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (1944, 1963, 1985, 1994, 1995)
  • NIT Overall Record:  5-6
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  4  (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-4

Conference Titles (WNY3, America East, MAAC):

Award Winners:




Canisius head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Reggie Witherspoon 2016-Pres 84-92 1 0 0
Jim Baron 2012-16 73-61 0 0 0
Tom Parrotta 2006-12 64-121 0 0 0
Mike MacDonald 1997-2006 108-153 0 0 0
John Beilein 1992-97 89-62 1 1 0
Marty Marbach 1987-92 49-94 0 0 0
Nick Macarchuk 1977-87 149-128 1 0 0
John McCarthy 1974-77 28-49 0 0 0
John Morrison 1972-74 27-23 0 0 0
Bob MacKinnon 1959-72 142-163 0 0 0
Joseph Curran 1953-59 76-66 2 3 0
Joseph Niland 1948-53 72-53 2 0 0
Earl Brown 1946-48 28-28 1 0 0
Arthur Powell 1944-46 20-22 0 0
Allie Seelbach 1933-44 104-83 0 0
Russell Burt 1932-33 6-9
Luke Urban 1921-22, 23-32 80-48
Jim Hoar 1922-23 10-4
George Sweeney 1920-21 5-4
Edward Miller 1919-20 10-4
Raymond McDonald 1916-18 14-1
Charles McCabe 1909-16 70-35
John Mahoney 1907-09 9-5
J.P. Quinlisk 1903-05, 06-07 25-10
John Schmitt 1905-06 10-7

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


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

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