Lamar Cardinals basketball

Lamar Cardinals basketball history

Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
Montagne Center
Southland Conference

Current head coach: Alvin Brooks (2021-)

  • Asst: Charles Harral (2021-)
  • Asst: Wendell Moore (2021-)
  • Asst: Mikhail McLean (2021-)
  • DBO: Aaron Proctor (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1980)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 2000, 2012)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  5-6
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  4  (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-4
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2017, 2018)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  5  (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  5-5

Conference Titles (Lone Star, American South, Sun Belt, WAC, Southland):

Award Winners:




Lamar head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Alvin Brooks 2021-Pres 2-27 0 0 0
Tic Price 2014-21 112-113 0 0 0
Pat Knight 2011-14 29-62 1 1 0
Steve Roccaforte 2006-11 76-78 1 0 0
Billy Tubbs 1976-80, 2003-06 121-89 3 2 0
Mike Deane 1999-2003 52-62 0 1 0
Grey Giovanine 1993-99 80-85 0 0 0
Mike Newell 1990-93 42-44 0 0 0
Tony Branch 1988-90 19-37 0 0 0
Tom Abatemarco 1986-88 34-26 0 0 0
Pat Foster 1980-86 134-49 3 2 0
Jack Martin 1951-76 334-283 2 (3^) 5^ 0

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


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Lamar program was at the Division II level; Lamar moved up to Division I prior to the 1968-69 season

OTHER NAMES: South Park/Lamar Junior College (prior to 1951), Lamar State College of Technology (1951-75)

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

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