Cincinnati Bearcats basketball

Cincinnati Bearcats basketball history

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Fifth Third Arena, aka The Shoe
American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)

Current head coach: Wes Miller (2021-)

  • Assoc. HC: Chad Dollar (2021-)
  • Asst: Mike Roberts (2021-)
  • Asst: Andre Morgan (2021-)
  • Chief of Staff: Chris LePore (2021-)
  • DBO: Jake Thelen (2021-)
  • DPD: DerMarr Johnson (2021-)
  • Assoc. AD: Drew Adams (2022-)

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Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  2  (1961, 1962)
  • Final Four Appearances:  6  (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1992)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  13  (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2012)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  33  (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  46-32
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  10  (1951, 1955, 1957, 1970, 1974, 1985, 1990, 1991, 2006, 2010)
  • NIT Overall Record:  8-10
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2008)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  2  (1961, 1962)

Conference Titles (MAC, Missouri Valley, Metro, Great Midwest, Conference USA, Big East, AAC):

Award Winners:




Cincinnati head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Wes Miller 2021-Pres 18-15 0 0 0
John Brannen 2019-21 32-21 1 0 0
Mick Cronin 2006-19 296-147 2 9 0
Andy Kennedy 2005-06 21-13 0 0 0
Bob Huggins 1989-2005 399-127 10 14 0
Tony Yates 1983-89 70-100 0 0 0
Ed Badger 1978-83 68-71 0 0 0
Gale Catlett 1972-78 126-44 0 3 0
Tay Baker 1965-72 125-60 1 1 0
Ed Jucker 1960-65 113-28 3 3 2
George Smith 1952-60 154-56 3 3 0
John Wiethe 1946-52 106-47 5 0 0
Ray Farnham 1944-46 16-22 0 0
Bob Ruess 1942-44 15-15 0 0
Clark Ballard 1939-42 24-31 0 0
Walter Van Winkle 1937-39 18-16 0 0
Tay Brown 1933-37 47-27
John Halliday 1932-33 9-9
Frank Rice 1928-32 33-34
Boyd Chambers 1918-28 106-81
Whitelaw Morrison 1917-18 2-6
Ion Cortright 1916-17 3-8
George Little 1914-16 4-17
Russell Easton 1910-14 11-30
C.A. Schroetter 1909-10 3-2
Amos Foster 1904-09 30-10
Anthony W. Chez 1902-04 12-10
Henry S. Pratt 1901-02 5-4

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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