Long Beach State Beach basketball

Long Beach State Beach basketball history

California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
Walter Pyramid
Big West Conference

Current head coach: Dan Monson (2007-)

  • Assoc. HC: Myke Scholl (2014-)
  • Asst: Senque Carey (2016-)
  • Asst: Allen Caveness (2021-)
  • DBO: Alex Manfredi (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1970) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1970, 1977, 1993, 1995, 2007, 2012) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-7 **
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  9  (1980, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-9
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1961)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (CCAA, PCAA/Big West):

Award Winners:




Long Beach State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Dan Monson 2007-Pres 237-242 4 1 0
Larry Reynolds ** 2002-07 45-83 1 1 0
Wayne Morgan 1996-2002 91-84 1 0 0
Seth Greenberg 1990-96 105-70 1 2 0
Joe Harrington 1987-90 53-36 0 0 0
Ron Palmer 1984-87 23-64 0 0 0
Dave Buss 1983-84 9-19 0 0 0
Tex Winter 1978-83 78-69 0 0 0
Dwight Jones 1974-78 70-40 3 1 0
Lute Olson 1973-74 24-2 1 0 0
Jerry Tarkanian ** 1968-73 116-17 4 (1^) 1 0
Randy Sandefur 1967-68 12-13 0 0
Dick Perry 1960-67 82-96 1^ 0
Bill Patterson 1957-60 37-33
Earl Kidd 1952-57 48-71
Herm Schwarzkopf 1950-52 13-27

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 Long Beach State program was at the Division II level; LBSU moved up to Division I prior to the 1969-70 season

PREVIOUS NAMES: Prior to 2019, LBSU’s athletic programs went by the nickname “49ers”

** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA.

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