Lance Irvin

Lance Irvin

Teams coached: Chicago State Cougars
Chicago State record: 7-63 (.100)
Overall record: 7-63 (.100)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2021 Chicago State
2008-2012 Southern Illinois (asst)
2006-2008 SMU (asst)
2005-2006 Missouri (asst)
2003-2004 Texas A&M (asst)
2002-2003 Illinois State (asst)
2001-2002 Iowa State (asst)
1998-2001 Loyola (IL) (asst)
1992-1997 DePaul (asst)
1991-1992 Idaho (grad. asst)

Lance Irvin Facts

  • Lance Irvin
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: University of Idaho (BS, 1992)
  • Father was McGlother “Mac” Irvin, founder of the Mac Irvin Fire AAU team and know as “The Godfather” of Chicago basketball
  • Has four brothers, all of which are involved in basketball, and one sister that works in education in Chicago
    • Brother Mike runs the Mac Irvin Fire program while brother Nick is the head varsity coach at Chicago’s Morgan Park HS
  • All-city, all-area and all-state as a senior at Julian HS in Chicago
  • Began his coaching career at Idaho as a graduate assistant before returning to Chicago to be one of Joey Meyer‘s assistants at DePaul for five seasons
  • Over the next fourteen years, Irvin held a number of assistant coaching positions across the country:
  • Spent five seasons coaching at Morgan Park HS in Chicago on brother Nick Irvin’s staff
  • Returned to the college ranks in August 2018 when he was hired to take over as head coach at Chicago State
    • Due to his health and COVID-19 concerns, Irvin opted out of in-person coaching for the 2020-21 season
    • Nine games in (the Cougars were 0-9), the program shut down for the rest of the season citing safety concerns
    • In July 2021, Irvin and Chicago State announced their decision to part ways
  • Has battled leukemia for several years, receiving a bone marrow transplant in 2012; in remission as of 2020
  • Along with his wife, Paula, has one daughter

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