LIU Sharks basketball

LIU Sharks basketball history

Long Island University (Brooklyn, NY)
Steinberg Wellness Center
Northeast Conference (NEC)

Current head coach: Rod Strickland (2022-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jim Mack (2014-)
  • Asst: Ralph Auriantal (2017-)
  • Asst: Matthew Vogel (2017-)
  • Volunteer Asst: Ashtyn Bradley (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1981, 1984, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-7
  • NIT Championships:  2  (1939, 1941)
  • NIT Appearances:  10  (1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1950, 1968, 1982, 1998)
  • NIT Overall Record:  7-8
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1965, 1966, 1967)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  6-3
  • Premo-Porretta National Championships:  (1936, 1939, 1941)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1939)

Conference Titles (Metro NY, Tri-State, MCC, ECAC, Northeast):

Award Winners:




LIU head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Rod Strickland 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Derek Kellogg 2017-22 74-74 0 1 0
Jack Perri 2012-17 77-79 0 1 0
Jim Ferry 2002-12 150-149 2 2 0
Ron Brown (int.) 2001-02 5-13 0 0 0
Ray Martin 1998-2001 30-52 0 0 0
Ray Haskins 1995-98 51-39 2 1 0
Paul Lizzo 1975-95 245-308 2 2 0
Ron Smalls 1972-75 39-36 0 0 0
Roy Rubin 1961-72 174-94 3^ 3^ 0
William T. “Buck” Lai 1957-61 44-39 0 0 0
no team 1951-57
Clair Bee 1931-43, 45-51 360-80 3 0 0
George Wolfe 1943-45 26-8 0 0 0
Arthur Carroll 1930-31 15-3
Herbert Raubenheimer 1928-30 24-22

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


OTHER NAMES: Long Island Blackbirds (until 2013), LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (2013-19)

^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the LIU program was at the Division II level; LIU was a major program until shutting down from 1951-57, coming back at the Division II level and moving back up to Division I prior to the 1968-69 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include any coaches, championships or postseason appearances from the former LIU Post program; the LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn campuses merged in 2019 to form the current iteration of the athletic program (LIU Sharks)