John Aiken

John Aiken (born April 30, 1982)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (Head coach: John Shulman)
Current conference: Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)
Teams coached: Belhaven Blazers, McNeese Cowboys
Belhaven record^: 30-33 (.476)
McNeese State record: 22-45 (.328)
Overall record^: 52-78 (.400)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2013)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Tennessee-Martin (asst)
2021-2023 McNeese
2018-2021 McNeese (assoc. HC)
2016-2018 Nicholls (asst)
2014-2016 Tennessee-Martin (asst)
2012-2014 Belhaven
2008-2012 Belhaven (asst)
2007-2008 New England (asst)

John Aiken Facts

  • John Aiken
  • Born April 30, 1982
  • Hometown: Portland, Maine
  • Alma Mater: University of Southern Maine (BS, 2008) / Belhaven University (MA, 2013)
  • Started his coaching career with stints at Cheverus HS (ME) and Greater Portland Christian School (ME) before moving up to the college ranks
    • First collegiate coaching job was assisting Jason Mulligan at D-III New England (ME)
  • Spent four seasons as the top assistant at NAIA Belhaven under Tom Kelsey, during which time the Blazers went to two NAIA Tournaments
    • Took over as the head coach in 2012, finishing 30-33 over his two-year tenure and going to the NAIA Tournament in 2013
  • In 2014, he joined Heath Schroyer‘s staff at Tennessee-Martin and worked there for two years as an assistant coach
  • Spent two years on Richie Riley‘s staff at Nicholls, a stint that included the Colonels’ 2018 Southland regular season title
  • Stayed in the Southland and reunited with Schroyer in 2018, becoming his associate head coach at McNeese State
  • In March 2021, Schroyer stepped down to focus solely on being AD at McNeese and promoted Aiken to the position of head coach
  • Returned to Tennessee-Martin in 2024, becoming an assistant under new head coach John Shulman

John Aiken Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels