Houston Fancher

Hosuton Fancher (born February 17, 1966)

Current position: Director of operations & player development
Current team: NC State Wolfpack (women’s)
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Teams coached: Appalachian State MountaineersCharlotte 49ers
Appalachian State record: 137-136 (.502)
Charlotte record: 3-17 (.150)
Overall record^: 184-194 (.487)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2007)
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  3  (2003, 2007, 2008)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-present NC State (women) (DBO)
2017-2018 Charlotte (interim HC)
2015-2017 Charlotte (asst)
2013-2014 UNC Wilmington (asst)
2011-2013 Tennessee (DBO)
2009-2011 Tennessee (scouting coord.)
2000-2009 Appalachian State
1996-2000 Appalachian State (asst)
1995-1996 Vanderbilt (asst)
1992-1995 North Greenville
1988-1992 Maryville (asst)

Houston Fancher Facts

  • Houston Fancher
  • Born February 17, 1951
  • Hometown: Newport, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: Middle Tennessee State University (BA, 1988) / Lincoln Memorial University (M.Ed, 1990)
  • Played at Middle Tennessee under coach Bruce Stewart before starting his coaching career in 1988 as an assistant at D-III Maryville College (TN)
  • Became the head coach at D-II North Greenville College (SC) in 1992, going 44-41 (.518) overall in three seasons
  • Spent one year as an assistant to Jan van Breda Kolff at Vanderbilt and four under Buzz Peterson at Appalachian State before becoming the Mountaineers head coach in 2000
    • Won 137 games and three SoCon titles in nine years with App State, making one NIT trip in 2007
  • Joined Bruce Pearl‘s staff at Tennessee in 2009 as the coordinator of video scouting and was promoted to DBO by new Vols head coach Cuonzo Martin in 2011
  • Rejoined Peterson as an assistant at UNC Wilmington in 2013, then in 2015 became an assistant to Mark Price at Charlotte
  • Was hired in May 2018 to be Director of Operations and Player Development with the NC State women’s basketball program

Houston Fancher Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions the NCAA Division I and Division II levels