Louis Orr

Louis Orr (1958-2022)

Teams coached: Siena Saints, Seton Hall Pirates, Bowling Green Falcons
Siena record: 20-11 (.645)
Seton Hall record: 80-69 (.537)
Bowling Green record: 101-121 (.455)
Overall record: 201-201 (.500)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2004, 2006)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2003, 2009)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • MAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2009)
  • MAAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2001)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022 Georgetown (special asst. to the HC)
2017-2022 Georgetown (asst)
2007-2014 Bowling Green
2001-2006 Seton Hall
2000-2001 Siena
1996-2000 Syracuse (asst)
1994-1996 Providence (asst)
1990-1994 Xavier (asst)

Louis Orr Facts

  • Louis McLaughlin Orr
  • Born May 7, 1958
  • Died December 15, 2022
  • Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Syracuse University (BA, 1980)
  • Attended Winthrow HS in Cincinnati, then played four years at Syracuse for head coach Jim Boeheim
  • Drafted 29th overall (2nd Round) in the 1980 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers; played eight seasons in the NBA – two for the Pacers and six for the New York Knicks
  • Started coaching in 1990 as an assistant to Pete Gillen at Xavier in his hometown of Cincinnati
    • Followed Gillen to Providence in 1994, working on his staff there for two seasons before returning to Syracuse to be one of Boeheim‘s assistants
  • Got his first head coaching job in 2000 at Siena; left after one season to take the same job at Seton Hall
  • Fired at Seton Hall in 2006 after taking the Pirates to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT in five years
  • Took over at Bowling Green in 2007, winning the MAC and going to the NIT in just his second year at the school
    • Won 101 games in seven years at BGSU but was let go following the 2013-14 season
  • Hired in April 2017 to join Patrick Ewing‘s first staff at Georgetown; spent five years as an assistant before transitioning to a new role as special assistant to the head coach prior to the 2022-23 season
    • Orr and Ewing were teammates for three seasons in New York at the start of the latter’s Hall of Fame career
  • Orr passed away in December 2022 after a battle with cancer; he was 64 years old
  • Along with his wife, Yvette, has one daughter and one son

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