Liberty Flames basketball

Liberty Flames basketball history

Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
Liberty Arena / The Vines Center
Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun)

Current head coach: Ritchie McKay (2007-09, 2015-)

  • Assoc. HC: Rob Jones (2022-)
  • Assoc. HC: Derek Johnston (2018-)
  • Asst: Joe Pierre III (2018-)
  • DPD: Zach Farquhar (2021-)
  • DBO: Sam Thomas (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1994, 2004, 2013, 2019, 2021)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-5
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CIT Appearances:  3  (2009, 2017, 2018)
  • CIT Overall Record:  5-3
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1983)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  2-1

Conference Titles (Mason-Dixon, Big South, Atlantic Sun):

Award Winners:




Liberty head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Ritchie McKay 2007-09, 15-Pres 199-104 3 2 0
Dale Layer 2009-15 82-113 0 1 0
Randy Dunton 1997-98, 2002-07 77-102 1 1 0
Mel Hankinson 1998-2002 36-77 0 0 0
Jeff Meyer 1981-97 259-206 1 1 (1^) 0
Dale Gibson 1978-81 48-46 0 0
Harley “Skeeter” Swift 1977-78 7-22 0 0
Dan Manley 1972-77 58-74 0 0

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



^ These tournament appearances came when the Liberty program was at the NAIA level; Liberty moved up to Division I prior to the 1988-89 season

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