Chicago State Cougars basketball

Chicago State Cougars basketball history

Chicago State University (Chicago, IL)
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center, aka The JCC
Independent (Division I)

Current head coach: Gerald Gillion (2021-)

  • Asst: Baronton Terry (2021-)
  • Asst: Tramaine Stevens (2021-)
  • Asst: Jelani Hewitt (2021-)

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
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1981, 1983, 1984)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  5-3

Conference Titles (ECC, Summit, Great West, WAC):

Award Winners:




Chicago State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Gerald Gillion 2021-pres 7-25 0 0 0
Lance Irvin 2018-21 7-63 0 0 0
Tracy Dildy 2010-18 55-200 0 0 0
Benjy Taylor 2007-10 39-53 0 0 0
Kevin Jones 2003-07 41-90 0 0 0
Bo Ellis 1998-2003 23-106 0 0 0
Phillip Gary 1996-98 6-42 0 0 0
Craig Hodges 1994-96 8-51 0 0 0
Rick Pryor 1990-94 19-91 0 0 0
Tommy Suitts 1987-90 26-58 0 0 0
Bob Hallberg 1977-87 224-84 0 3^ 0
Joseph Buckhalter 1974-77 46-41 0 0 0
Bob Griggas 1970-74 38-68 0 0 0
Dr. Isadoore Salario 1966-70 48-45 0 0 0

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


^ These tournament appearances came when the Chicago State program was at the NAIA level; CSU moved up to Division I prior to the 1984-85 season

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