Ed Conroy

Ed Conroy (born February 17, 1967)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: The Citadel Bulldogs
Current conference: Southern Conference (SoCon)
Francis Marion record^: 41-40 (.506)
Tulane record: 92-103 (.472)
The Citadel record: 70-119 (.370)
Overall record^: 203-262 (.437)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present The Citadel
2021-2022 Vanderbilt (assoc. HC)
2020-2021 Minnesota (assoc. HC)
2016-2020 Minnesota (asst)
2010-2016 Tulane
2006-2010 The Citadel
2005-2006 Coastal Carolina (asst)
2003-2005 Tennessee (asst)
2001-2003 Tennessee (DBO)
2000-2001 Tulsa (DBO)
1997-2000 Francis Marion
1994-1997 Furman (asst)
1993-1994 VMI (asst)
1990-1993 NC State (asst)

Ed Conroy Facts

  • Edward S. Conroy
  • Born February 17, 1967
  • Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
  • Alma Mater: The Citadel (BA, 1989)
  • Four-year player (three-year starter) at The Citadel under head coach Randy Nesbit
  • Achieved rank of Lt. Colonel in the Corps of Cadets, highest rank held by a basketball player in the modern era at The Citadel
  • Was an assistant at NC State under Les Robinson (who recruited him to The Citadel) and at VMI and Furman under Joe Cantafio
  • Spent three seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at D-II Francis Marion, going 41-40 overall
  • Returned to Division I in 2000 as Director of Basketball Operations for Buzz Peterson at Tulsa, following Peterson to Tennessee the following year where he was on the Vols’ staff for four seasons
    • Spent one more year on Peterson‘s staff at Coastal Carolina before being hired at his alma mater in 2006
  • Hired as Tulane’s head coach in 2010 following four seasons (w/ one CIT berth) at The Citadel
    • Let go by Tulane following the 2015-16 season, his sixth year at the school
    • Led the Green Wave to one CIT and one CBI berth during his tenure, winning 92 total games
  • Joined Richard Pitino‘s staff at Minnesota in September 2016 as lead assistant coach; elevated to associate head coach in 2020
  • Hired in April 2021 to be an associate head coach under Jerry Stackhouse at Vanderbilt
  • Returned to the Citadel in March 2022 for a second stint as the Bulldogs’ head coach

Ed Conroy Coaching Tree

  • Doug Novak (Bethel)
  • Donald Reyes (Loyola LA)
  • Brooks Savage (East Tennessee State)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels