Furman Paladins basketball

Furman Paladins basketball history

Furman University (Greenville, SC)
Timmons Arena
Southern Conference (SoCon)

Current head coach: Bob Richey (2017-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jeremy Growe (2019-)
  • Asst: Tim Johnson (2019-)
  • Asst: Chad Warner (2022-)
  • DBO: Tyler Eckstein (2019-)
  • Asst. to the HC: Darren Angell (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1974)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-7
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1991, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-2
  • CIT Appearances:  3  (2011, 2016, 2017)
  • CIT Overall Record:  3-3

Conference Titles (SoCon):

Award Winners:




Furman head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Bob Richey 2017-Pres 111-46 0 0 0
Niko Medved 2013-17 62-71 1 0 0
Jeff Jackson 2006-13 85-131 0 0 0
Larry Davis 1997-2006 124-139 0 0 0
Joe Cantafio 1994-97 30-51 0 0 0
Butch Estes 1985-94 135-122 1 0 0
Jene Davis 1982-85 28-58 0 0 0
Eddie Holbrook 1978-82 65-48 1 1 0
Joe Williams 1970-78 142-87 3 5 0
Frank Selvy 1966-70 44-59 0 0 0
Lyles Alley 1945-49, 50-66 248-258 0 0 0
Melvin Bell 1949-50 9-12 0 0 0
Selwyn Edwards 1944-45 2-15 0 0 0
Bob Smith 1935-44 57-73 0 0 0
Flucie Stewart 1933-35 14-20
A.P. McLeod 1928-33 69-18
A.W. Norman 1927-28 15-3
W.L. Laval 1919-27 65-65
no team 1916-19
no coach 1908-16 15-27

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


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