Central Arkansas Bears basketball

Central Arkansas Bears basketball history

University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
Farris Center
Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun)

Current head coach: Anthony Boone (2019-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jeff Price (2021-)
  • Asst: Brock Widders (2019-)
  • Asst: John Cranford (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (2005)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  1-1
  • NAIA National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1991, 1992)   
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  15  (1937, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1959, 1961, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  13-16

Conference Titles (Arkansas Intercollegiate, Gulf South, Southland, Atlantic Sun):

Award Winners:




Central Arkansas head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Anthony Boone 2019-Pres 25-51 0 0 0
Russ Pennell 2014-19 50-117 0 0 0
Clarence Finley (int.) 2013-14 8-21 0 0 0
Corliss Williamson 2010-13 26-62 0 0 0
Rand Chappell 2003-10 104-104 1^ 1^ 0
David James (int.) 2003 4-7 0 0 0
Charles Hervey 1999-2003 30-69 0 0 0
Arch Jones 1993-99 77-74 0 0 0
Don Dyer 1979-93 285-145 3^ 5^ 0
Don Nixon 1973-79 95-76 0 2^ 0
Cliff Horton 1958-69, 70-73 229-142 2^ 2^ 0
Marvin Bishop (int.) 1969-70 13-14 0 0 0
Cecil Garrison 1949-58 154-81 1^ 0 0
Howard Montgomery 1948-49 14-11 0 0 0
Glen Smith 1947-48 21-2 1^ 1^ 0
Sam Hindsman 1944-45, 46-47 29-13 1^ 0 0
Charles McGibbony 1945-46 16-10 1^ 1^ 0
Harold Eldson (int.) 1944 0-4 0 0 0
no team 1942-44
Lloyd Roberts 1941-42 25-3 0 1^ 0
Warren Woodson 1935-41 114-40 4^ 3^ 0
Jerry Dalrymple 1934-35 25-6-1 0
Orion Wray 1929-34 54-35 1^
Dan Estes 1920-29 99-64 2^

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 Central Arkansas program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; UCA moved up to Division I prior to the 2006-07 season

OTHER NAMES: Arkansas State Normal School (1907-25), Arkansas State Teachers (1925-67), State College of Arkansas (1967-75)

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

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