Hank Raymonds

Hank Raymonds (1924-2010)

Teams coached: Christian Brothers Buccaneers, Marquette Golden Eagles
Christian Brothers record^: 110-50 (.688)
Marquette record: 126-50 (.716)
Overall record: 236-100 (.702)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1978, 1989, 1980, 1982, 1983)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1979)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1981)
  • NAIA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (1959, 1960)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1977-1983 Marquette
1961-1977 Marquette (asst)
1955-1961 Christian Brothers

Hank Raymonds Facts

  • Henry C. Raymonds
  • Born March 5, 1924
  • December 6, 2010
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Alma Mater: Saint Louis University (BA, 1949)
  • Played basketball, baseball and football at St. Louis University HS (MO), graduating in 1942
  • Went on the SLU, where he played baseball and basketball for a year before joining the US Marines in 1943
    • Returned to campus after WWII to finish his playing career and college degree
    • In basketball, Raymonds was All-MVC in 1946 and won a NIT title in 1948 playing for Eddie Hickey
  • Started his coaching career at his alma mater St. Louis University HS, leading the basketball team for five years
    • Went 108-23 overall, winning a Missouri state title in 1952 and finishing as runner-up a year later
    • For his playing and coaching contributions, Raymonds was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Hired to be the head basketball coach at NAIA Christian Brothers in Memphis, TN in 1955
    • Was 110-50 in six seasons at the helm, going to the NAIA Tournament in both 1959 and 1960
  • Reunited with Hickey in 1961, joining his staff at Marquette as an assistant coach
  • After three years, Al McGuire took over as head coach and Raymonds stayed on for another 13 seasons (16 total)
  • Named head coach and athletic director at Marquette in 1977, coaching the basketball program for the six years
    • Compiled a 126-50 record overall, going to the NCAA Tournament five times and NIT once
    • Won at least 18 games in each season and won 22+ three times while head coach
    • Stopped coaching in 1983 but continued to serve as athletic director until his retirement in 1987
      • Named assistant coach (and eventual Hall of Famer) Rick Majerus as his replacement
    • Inducted into the Marquette M Club HOF (c/o 1996) and Wisconsin Athletic HOF (c/o 2005)

Hank Raymonds Coaching Tree

  • Rick Majerus (Saint Louis, Utah, Ball State, Marquette)
  • Doc Rivers (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic)


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