Eran Ganot

Eran Ganot (born September 8, 1981)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Current conference: Big West Conference
Saint Mary’s record: 3-2 (.600)
Hawaii record: 156-102 (.605)
Overall record: 159-104 (.605)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-present Hawaii
2014-2015 Saint Mary’s (assoc. HC)
2013 Saint Mary’s (acting HC)
2010-2014 Saint Mary’s (asst)
2007-2010 Hawaii (asst)
2006-2007 Hawaii (DBO)
2003-2006 Saint Mary’s (volunteer asst)

Eran Ganot Facts

  • Eran Ganot
  • Born September 8, 1981
  • Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Swarthmore College (BA, 2003)
  • Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey by immigrant parents – father is from Romania and mother is from Israel
  • Four-year letterman at Division III Swarthmore (PA), serving as team captain as a junior and senior
  • Started coaching career as a volunteer assistant under Randy Bennett at Saint Mary’s in 2003
  • Moved to Hawaii in 2006, where he was DBO under Riley Wallace; promoted to an assistant a year later by new coach Bob Nash
  • Returned to Saint Mary’s in 2010, serving as one of Bennett’s assistants for four seasons and associate head coach for one more
    • Was acting head coach for five games during the 2013-14 season while Bennett served a suspension, going 3-2
  • Hired in April 2015 to be the head coach at Hawaii, signing a three-year deal
    • Won both the Big West regular season and Big West Tournament crowns in his first year, leading the Rainbow Warriors to the 2016 NCAA Tournament and earning Big West COY honors
    • Given the Joe B. Hall Award (top first-year head coach) and the Red Auerbach College COY Award (top Jewish head coach) in 2016
    • Received a two-year contract extension prior to the 2016-17 season
    • Missed the first 13 games of the 2019-20 season for a medical leave, returning to the sidelines at the end of December
    • Ganot signed a three-year contract extension in July 2022 that keeps him at Hawaii through the 2025-26 season
    • The Warriors have played host to the Diamond Head Classic since 2009 and in 2022, Ganot’s team won the tournament for the first time

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