Iona Gaels basketball

Iona Gaels basketball history

Iona University (New Rochelle, NY)
Hynes Athletics Center
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)

Current head coach: Rick Pitino (2020-)

  • Asst: Tom Abatemarco (2020-)
  • Asst: Ricky Johns (2017-)
  • Asst: Taliek Brown (2022-)
  • DBO: Joey Kuhl (2020-)
  • Asst. to the HC: Jeff Martin (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  14  (1979, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-14 **
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  7  (1982, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2014, 2015, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-7
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2011)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • CIT Overall Record:  3-1

Conference Titles (MCC, ECAC, MAAC):

Award Winners:




Iona head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Rick Pitino 2020-Pres 37-14 1 1 0
Tra Arnold (int.) 2019-20 12-17 0 0 0
Tim Cluess 2010-19 199-108 4 6 0
Kevin Willard 2007-10 45-49 0 0 0
Jeff Ruland 1998-2007 139-135 1 3 0
Tim Welsh 1995-98 70-22 3 1 0
Jerry Welsh 1991-95 47-63 0 0 0
Gary Brokaw 1986-91 72-74 0 0 0
Pat Kennedy 1980-86 124-60 3 2 0
Jim Valvano ** 1975-80 94-45 0 1 0
Gene Roberti 1973-75 15-32 0 0 0
Jim McDermott 1947-73 318-253 0 0 0
Pete Caruso 1946-47 15-8 0 0 0
Arthur Loftus 1940-42, 45-46 50-18 0 0 0

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


** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA.

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