East Coast Tournament Champions

East Coast Tournament Champions

Full list of East Coast Conference (ECC) Tournament men’s basketball champions, including head coach, by year. Bold means team went on to win the NCAA National Championship the same year. The East Coast Conference was active from 1974-75 through the 1993-94 season, forming from members of the Middle Atlantic Conference. When the NCAA created Division I, II and III designations, the 12 biggest programs from the Middle Atlantic left to form the East Coast Conference. La Salle won the most Big Eight Tournament titles (4), followed by Hofstra and Towson (3 each). See also: East Coast Regular Season Champions

Season Champion Head Coach
1975 La Salle Paul Westhead
1976 Hofstra Roger Gaeckler
1977 Hofstra (2) Roger Gaeckler (2)
1978 La Salle (2) Paul Westhead (2)
1979 Temple Don Casey
1980 La Salle (3) Lefty Ervin
1981 Saint Joseph’s Jim Lynam
1982 Saint Joseph’s (2) Jim Boyle
1983 La Salle (4) Lefty Ervin (2)
1984 Rider John Carpenter
1985 Lehigh Tom Schneider
1986 Drexel Eddie Burke
1987 Bucknell Charlie Woollum
1988 Lehigh (2) Fran McCaffery
1989 Bucknell (2) Charlie Woollum (2)
1990 Towson State Terry Truax
1991 Towson State (2) Terry Truax (2)
1992 Towson State (3) Terry Truax (3)
1993 none none
1994 Hofstra (3) Butch van Breda Kolff

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