Hampton Pirates basketball

Hampton Pirates basketball history

Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Hampton Convocation Center
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)

Current head coach: Edward Joyner, Jr. (2009-)

  • Assoc. HC: Darryl Sharp (2009-)
  • Assoc. HC: Matthew Hamilton (2015-)
  • Asst: Keith Coutreyer (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2015, 2016)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-6
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2014, 2017)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-2
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • CIT Overall Record:  3-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (1983, 1991)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  2-2
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1978, 1980, 1981)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  4-3

Conference Titles (CIAA, MEAC, Big South, CAA):

Award Winners:




Hampton head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Edward Joyner, Jr. 2009-Pres 205-209 2 3 0
Kevin Nickelberry 2006-09 49-44 0 0 0
Bobby Collins 2002-06 65-57 0 1 0
Steve Merfeld 1997-2002 90-57 2 2 0
Byron Samuels 1995-97 17-36 0 0 0
Zeke Avery 1987-95 140-81 0 1^ 0
Hank Ford 1975-87 228-120 0 4^ 0
Joe Buggs (int.) 1975 0-5 0 0
Solomon Frazier 1973-75 14-30 0 0
Louis Shackleford 1971-73 19-28 0 0
Ike Moorehead 1965-71 81-86 0 0
Lee Royster 1963-64 11-8 0 0
Frank Enty 1957-61, 62-63 63-55 0 0
Willie Smith 1961-62 7-15 0 0
Ben Whaley 1954-57 43-33 0 0
John McLendon 1952-54 32-19 0 0

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



^ These tournament appearances came when the Hampton program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; Hampton moved up to Division I prior to the 1995-96 season

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