Clemson Tigers basketball

Clemson Tigers basketball history

Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Littlejohn Coliseum
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Current head coach: Brad Brownell (2010-)

  • Assoc. HC: Billy Donlon (2022-)
  • Asst: Dick Bender (2016-)
  • Asst: Sean Dixon (2022-)
  • DBO: Andy Assaley (2022-)
  • Recruiting: Lucas McKay (2011-19, 2021-)
  • DPD: Terrell McIntyre (2017-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Jeff Reynolds (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  (1980, 1997, 2018) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  12  (1980, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  9-12 **
  • NIT Championships(Runner-up in 1999, 2007)
  • NIT Appearances:  17  (1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  19-17

Conference Titles (SoCon, ACC):

Award Winners:




Clemson head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Brad Brownell 2010-Pres 218-166 0 3 0
Oliver Purnell 2003-10 138-88 0 3 0
Larry Shyatt 1998-2003 70-84 0 0 0
Rick Barnes 1994-98 74-48 0 3 0
Cliff Ellis ** 1984-94 175-127 1 2 0
Bill C. Foster 1975-84 156-06 0 1 0
Tates Locke 1970-75 62-70 0 0 0
Bobby Roberts 1962-70 82-116 0 0 0
Press Maravich 1956-62 55-96 0 0 0
Banks McFadden 1946-56 85-131 0 0 0
Rock Norman 1940-46 32-70 0 0 0
Joe Davis 1931-40 102-85 0 0 0
Josh Cody 1926-31 48-55 0
A.A. Gilliam 1925-26 4-17 0
Bud Sanders 1923-25 6-28 0
E.R. Stewart 1921-23 19-19 0
Larry Conover 1920-21 10-4 0
Country Morris 1919-20 8-6
Jiggs Donahue 1916-19 14-5
A.H. Ward 1915-16 2-6
J.O. Erwin 1913-15 3-8
Frank Dobson 1911-13 13-5

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



** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA.