Columbia Lions basketball

Columbia Lions basketball history

Columbia University (New York City, NY)
Francis S. Levien Gymnasium
Ivy League

Current head coach: Jim Engles (2016-)

  • Asst: Tobe Carberry (2020-)
  • Asst: Jake Brown (2021-)
  • Asst. to the HC: Jesse Agel (2016-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1968)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1948, 1951, 1968)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-4
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CIT Championships:  1  (2016)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2014, 2016)
  • CIT Overall Record:  6-1
  • Premo-Porretta National Championships:  (1904, 1905)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  3  (1904, 1905, 1910)

Conference Titles (Ivy League):

Award Winners:




Columbia head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Jim Engles 2016-Pres 39-99 0 0 0
Kyle Smith 2010-16 101-82 0 0 0
Joe Jones 2003-10 86-108 0 0 0
Armond Hill 1995-2003 72-141 0 0 0
Jack Rohan 1961-74, 90-95 198-247 1 1 0
Wally Halas 1987-90 18-60 0 0 0
Wayne Szoke 1984-87 37-41 0 0 0
Buddy Mahar 1978-84 70-86 0 0 0
Tom Penders 1974-78 43-60 0 0 0
Kenneth Hunter (int.) 1960-61 5-11 0 0 0
Archie Oldham 1958-60 15-49 0 0 0
Lou Rossini 1950-58 117-71 1 1 0
Gordon Ridings 1946-50 70-21 2 1 0
Paul Mooney 1933-42, 45-46 101-81 1 0 0
Elmer Ripley 1943-45 16-19 0 0 0
Cliff Battles 1942-43 8-8 0 0 0
Daniel Meehan 1925-33 94-56 3
Joseph Deering 1920-25 47-40 0
Babe Benson 1919-20 4-10 0
Fred Dawson 1918-19 3-7 0
John Murray 1917-18 4-9 0
Carl J. Merner 1916-17 6-8 0
Harry A. Fisher 1906-16 101-39 3
no coach 1900-06 58-18 2

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.