Fairfield Stags basketball

Fairfield Stags basketball history

Fairfield University (Bridgeport, CT)
Leo D. Mahoney Arena
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)

Current head coach: Jay Young (2019-)

  • Asst: Chris Casey (2019-)
  • Asst: James Johns (2021-)
  • Asst: Bryan Dougher (2019-)
  • DBO: Jesus Cruz (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1986, 1987, 1997)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-3
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  6  (1973, 1974, 1978, 1996, 2003, 2011)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-6
  • CIT Appearances:  5  (2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-5
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1960, 1961, 1962)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  2-4

Conference Titles (Tri-State, ECAC, NEC, MAAC):

Award Winners:




Fairfield head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Jay Young 2019-Pres 37-55 0 0 0
Sydney Johnson 2011-19 116-147 0 0 0
Ed Cooley 2006-11 92-69 1 0 0
Tim O’Toole 1998-2006 112-120 0 0 0
Paul Cormier 1991-98 86-111 1 1 0
Mitch Buonaguro 1985-91 72-103 1 2 0
Terry O’Connor 1981-85 45-68 0 0 0
Fred Barakat 1970-81 160-128 0 0 0
Jim Lynam 1968-70 23-29 0 0 0
George Bisacca 1958-68 151-85 3^ 3^ 0
James Hanrahan 1950-58 82-79 0 0 0
Bob Noonan 1949-50 5-16 0 0 0
Joe Dunn 1948-49 9-14 0 0 0

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


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Fairfield program was at the Division II level; Fairfield moved up to Division I prior to the 1964-65 season

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