Idaho State Bengals basketball

Idaho State Bengals basketball history

Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)
Reed Gym / Holt Arena
Big Sky Conference

Current head coach: Ryan Looney (2019-)

  • Asst: Joe White (2019-)
  • Asst: Rosbie Mutcherson, Jr. (2021-)
  • Asst: Davis Furman (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  4  (1954, 1957, 1958, 1959)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  11  (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1977, 1987)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  8-13
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1938)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (RMAC, Big Sky):

Award Winners:




Idaho State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Ryan Looney 2019-Pres 28-56 0 0 0
Bill Evans 2012-19 70-141 0 0 0
Deane Martin (int.) 2011-12 7-13 0 0 0
Joe O’Brien 2006-11 56-105 0 0 0
Doug Oliver 1998-2006 88-134 0 0 0
Herb Williams 1990-98 97-124 1 0 0
Jim Boutin 1985-90 60-80 0 1 0
Wayne Ballard 1982-85 37-55 0 0 0
Lynn Archibald 1977-82 65-66 0 0 0
Jim Killingsworth 1971-77 109-54 3 2 0
Danny Miller 1967-71 40-56 0 0 0
Claude Retherford 1965-67 17-34 0 0 0
James Nau 1963-65 18-32 0 0 0
John P. Evans 1959-63 60-41 2 1 0
John Grayson 1956-59 68-17 3 3 0
Steve Belko 1950-56 109-51 4 4 0
Ed Willet 1948-50 15-41 0 0 0
John Vesser 1943, 45-46, 48 5-7 0 0
Walter Carte 1941-42, 46-48 37-54 0 0
Guy Wicks 1931-41 168-71 1^ 0
Howard Stowell 1930-31 11-8
Felix Plastino 1927-30 23-29
R.F. “Hutch” Hutchinson 1926-27 6-7

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



^ These tournament appearances came when the Idaho State program was at the NAIA level; ISU moved up to Division I prior to the 1952-53 season

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