Drake Bulldogs basketball

Drake Bulldogs basketball history

Drake University (Des Moines, IA)
Knapp Center
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)

Current head coach: Darian DeVries (2018-)

  • Asst: Marty Richter (2018-)
  • Asst: Corey Edwards (2022-)
  • Asst: Tom Ostrom (2022-)
  • DBO: Brady Ellingson (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  1  (1969)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1969, 1970, 1971)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1969, 1970, 1971, 2008, 2021)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  6-5
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1964, 1981, 1986)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-3
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • CBI Overall Record:  1-1
  • CIT Appearances:  4  (2009, 2012, 2018, 2019)
  • CIT Overall Record:  2-4
  • NCIT Championships:  1  (1975)
  • NCIT Overall Record:  3-0
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1938)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (Missouri Valley):

Award Winners:




Drake head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Darian DeVries 2018-Pres 95-40 1 1 0
Niko Medved 2017-18 17-17 0 0 0
Jeff Rutter (int.) 2016-17 6-17 0 0 0
Ray Giacoletti 2013-16 32-69 0 0 0
Mark Phelps 2008-13 77-86 0 0 0
Keno Davis 2007-08 28-5 1 1 0
Tom Davis 2003-07 54-66 0 0 0
Kurt Kanaskie 1996-2003 62-136 0 0 0
Rudy Washington 1990-96 63-102 0 0 0
Eddie Fields (int.) 1990 2-6 0 0 0
Tom Abatemarco 1988-90 23-29 0 0 0
Gary Garner 1981-88 95-104 0 0 0
Bob Ortegel 1974-81 91-103 0 0 0
Howard Stacey 1971-74 34-44 0 0 0
Maury John 1958-71 211-131 4 3 0
John E. Benington 1956-58 21-28 0 0 0
Jack McClelland 1948-56 90-105 0 0 0
Forddy Anderson 1946-48 32-23 0 0 0
Vee Green 1944-46 22-28 0 0 0
Bill Easton 1943-44 7-13 0 0 0
Bill Williams 1932-43 113-115 3 1^ 0
Bill Boelter 1925-32 46-86 0
Ossie Solem 1921-25 37-31 0
Mark Banks 1918-21 32-37 0
S.W. Hobbs 1917-18 2-17
Ralph Glaze 1916-17 5-7
Ray Whisman 1914-16 8-15
John Griffin 1909-10, 12-14 2-24
A.R. Hackett 1910-12 1-14
Charles Pell 1906-09 6-12

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

^ These appearances were in the NAIA Tournament

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