Central Michigan Chippewas basketball

Central Michigan Chippewas basketball history

Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
McGuirk Arena
Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Current head coach: Tony Barbee (2021-)

  • Assoc. HC: Shane Heirman (2021-)
  • Asst: Marlon Williamson (2021-)
  • Asst: Chris McMillan (2021-)
  • DPP: Ben Lang (2021-)
  • DBO: Steve Smith (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1975)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1975, 1977, 1987, 2003)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  3-4
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1979, 2015)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-2
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2016, 2018)
  • CIT Overall Record:  2-2
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1965, 1970, 1971)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  3-3
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1966, 1967)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  2-2

Conference Titles (MCC, IIAC, MAC):

Award Winners:




Central Michigan head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Tony Barbee 2021-Pres 7-23 0 0 0
Keno Davis 2012-21 142-143 2 0 0
Ernie Zeigler 2006-12 75-111 2 0 0
Jay Smith 1997-2006 95-160 2 1 0
Leonard Drake 1993-97 21-83 0 0 0
Keith Dambrot 1991-93 20-34 0 0 0
Charlie Coles 1985-91 92-84 1 1 0
Dick Parfitt 1971-85 192-179 2 2 0
Ted Kjolhede 1954-71 216-157 4^ 5^ 0
Dan Rose 1937-43, 46-54 172-86 0 0 0
L.M. Sweeney 1944-46 23-11 0 0 0
Ron Finch 1943-44 10-6 0 0 0
Bourke Lodewyk 1927-37 79-84 1^
Wallace Parker 1921-24, 26-27 39-26 0
Lester Barnard 1924-26 12-24
Joe Simmons 1920-21 11-5
Bob Nevitt 1919-20 10-5
Charles Tambling 1907-10, 17-19 60-36
Blake Miller 1916-17 2-8
Harry Helmer 1910-16 37-26

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 Michigan program was still at the NCAA Division II or NAIA level; CMU moved up to Division I prior to the 1973-74 season

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

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