Henry Bibby

Henry Bibby (born November 24, 1949)

Teams coached: USC Trojans
USC record: 134-118 (.532)
Overall record^: 134-118 (.532)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1997, 2001, 2002)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (2001)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1999)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-2014 Detroit Pistons (asst)
2009-2013 Memphis Grizzlies (asst)
2006-2008 Philadelphia 76ers (asst)
2005 Los Angeles Sparks
1996-2004 USC

Henry Bibby Facts

  • Charles Henry Bibby
  • Born November 24, 1949
  • Hometown: Franklinton, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 1972)
  • Played at B.F. Person-Albion HS (NC) and got recruited to head west and play at UCLA under HOF coach John Wooden
    • Was the starting point guard on three-straight NCAA Championship teams (1970, 1971 and 1972)
    • One of just four players to start on three NCAA title teams (with Lew Alcindor, Curtis Rowe and Lynn Shackelford)
  • Was drafted by the Carolina Cougars in the 1972 ABA Draft but instead signed with the New York Knicks of the NBA
    • Played three seasons on the Knicks, two on the (New Orleans) Jazz, four on the 76ers and one on the (San Diego) Clippers
    • The coaches he played for include Red Holzman, Butch van Breda Kolff, Gene Shue, Billy Cunningham and Paul Silas
  • Started his coaching career in the 1980s in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA)
    • Won a title in 1982 with the Lancaster Lightning and another in 1989 with the Tulsa Fast Breakers
  • Hired in 1996 to be the head coach of the USC Trojans, replacing Charlie Parker mid-season
    • Led the Trojans’ until 2004, going 134-118 overall and reaching three NCAA Tournaments
      • Won 24 games in 2000-01 and 22 in 2001-02, spending much of both seasons in the AP Top 25 poll
    • Let go in December 2004 after a 4-4 start, following back-to-back losing seasons
  • Coached the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA for 28 games in 2005, going 13-15 in that role
  • Spent the rest of his career as an assistant in the NBA, coaching for three different franchises from 2006 until retiring in 2014
    • Worked under Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons) and under Lionel Hollins (Memphis Grizzlies)
  • Brother of former MLB pitcher Jim Bibby and father of former Arizona and NBA player Mike Bibby

Henry Bibby Coaching Tree

  • Joe Callero (Cal Poly, Seattle, Puget Sound)
  • Dusty May (Florida Atlantic)
  • Marvin Menzies (Kansas City, UNLV, New Mexico)
  • Jim Saia (Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State San Marcos, Fresno Pacific, USC)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only