John Becker

John Becker (born April 17, 1968)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Vermont Catamounts
Current conference: America East Conference
Gallaudet record^: 6-44 (.120)
Vermont record: 257-102 (.716)
Overall record^: 263-146 (.643)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (2012, 2017, 2019, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2014, 2018)
  • CBI Appearances:  3  (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • America East Regular Season Champion7  (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • America East Tournament Champion:  4  (2012, 2017, 2019, 2022)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present Vermont
2008-2011 Vermont (asst)
2006-2008 Vermont (DBO)
2004-2006 Catholic University (asst)
1997-1999 Gallaudet
1994-1997 Gallaudet (asst)

John Becker Facts

  • John Becker
  • Born April 17, 1968
  • Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Alma Mater: The Catholic University of America (BA, 1990) / George Washington University (MA, 2001)
  • Played for Jack Bruen at D-III Catholic U in DC and then tarted his coaching career in 1994 at D-III Gallaudet (also in DC)
    • Was an assistant for three years in total, first under James DeStefano (1994-96) and then under Clifford Geffen (1996-97)
    • Elevated to head coach at Gallaudet in 1997, going 6-44 overall in two years (3-22 each season)
  • Stepped away from coaching to earn his masters at George Washington and also spent time working as a TV commentator for D-III basketball
  • Returned to coaching at his alma mater, Catholic U, in 2004 and spent two seasons assisting head coach Steve Howes
  • Joined Tom Brennan‘s staff at Vermont in 2004 as DBO and retained that position a year later under new UVM head coach Mike Lonergan
    • Became a full-time assistant in 2008 and was chosen to replace Lonergan as the Catamounts head coach in May 2011
    • Led the team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament in his first year; returned to the NCAAs in both 2017 and 2019
    • Has won seven America East regular season titles in total, including six-straight from 2017-22
    • In 2020, won his fifth America East COY award (and fourth-straight), the most in conference history
    • Led the Catamounts to four NCAA Tournaments in total, all by way of America East Tournament crowns
  • Along with his wife, Kelly, has two daughters

John Becker Coaching Tree

 

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

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