Howie Dickenman

Howie Dickenman (born November 9, 1946)

Teams coached: Central Connecticut Blue Devils
Central Connecticut record: 282-311 (.476)
Overall record^: 282-311 (.476)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (2000, 2002, 2007)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NEC Regular Season Champion:  3  (2000, 2002, 2007)
  • NEC Tournament Champion:  3  (2000, 2002, 2007)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1996-2016 Central Connecticut
1982-1996 Connecticut (asst)
1977-1982 Canisius (asst)
1975-1977 Central Connecticut (asst)
1973-1975 Greater Hartford CC

Howie Dickenman Facts

  • Howard Brandt Dickenman, Jr.
  • Born November 9, 1946
  • Hometown: Norwich, Connecticut
  • Alma Mater: Central Connecticut State University (BA, 1969)
  • Played for Bill Detrick at Central Connecticut and was drafted in the 17th round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns
  • Started his coaching career in 1970, spending three years as an assistant at New Britain HS (CT)
  • Spent two years as the head coach at Greater Hartford CC (CT) before returning to his alma mater to become one of Detrick‘s assistants in 1975
  • Left for Canisius in 1977, assisting Golden Griffins’ head coach Nick Macarchuk for five seasons
  • Next was a 14-year stint at UConn, the first four years under head coach Dom Perno and then the last ten under Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun
  • Returned to his alma mater in 1996 to become head basketball coach, a position he would hold for the next 20 seasons
    • During his tenure, Dickenman won 282 games, won three NEC titles and NEC Tournaments and appeared in three NCAA Tournaments
    • Retired in 2016 at age 69 following a 46-year coaching career, nearly all of which was in his home state of Connecticut

Howie Dickenman Coaching Tree


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