Cleveland State Vikings basketball

Cleveland State Vikings basketball history

Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Henry J. Goodman Arena at Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center
Horizon League

Current head coach: Daniyal Robinson (2022-)

  • Asst: Jermaine Henderson (2022-)
  • Asst: Travis Lewis (2021-)
  • Asst: Jay Shunnar (2022-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Steve Payne (2022-)
  • DBO: Connor Murrell (2022-)
  • DPD: Nate Michael (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1986)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1986, 2009, 2021)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  3-3
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (1987, 1988, 2008, 2011, 2012)
  • NIT Overall Record:  3-5
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2014, 2015)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-2

Conference Titles (Summit, Horizon):

Award Winners:




Cleveland State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Daniyal Robinson 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Dennis Gates 2019-22 50-40 2 1 0
Dennis Felton 2017-19 22-44 0 0 0
Gary Waters 2006-17 194-172 1 1 0
Mike Garland 2003-06 23-60 0 0 0
Rollie Massimino 1996-2003 90-113 0 0 0
Mike Boyd 1990-96 79-88 1 0 0
Kevin Mackey 1983-90 142-69 2 1 0
Ray Dieringer 1969-83 149-211 0 0 0
John McLendon 1966-69 27-42 0 0
Jim Rodriguez 1959-66 43-88 0 0
Bill Gallagher 1958-59 7-12 0 0
George Rung 1949-52, 53-58 34-107 0 0
Homer Woodling 1929-41, 52-53 65-128 0 0
George McKinnon 1945-52 20-40 0 0
no team 1943-45
Aaron Andrews 1942-43 0-13 0 0
Bruce Brickley 1941-42 2-12 0 0 0

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


OTHER NAMES: Prior to 1965, the school was known as Fenn College and the athletic teams were the “Foxes”

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

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