Louisville Cardinals basketball

Louisville Cardinals basketball history

University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
KFC Yum! Center
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Current head coach: Kenny Payne (2022-)

  • Assoc. HC: Danny Manning (2022-)
  • Asst: Nolan Smith (2022-)
  • Asst: Josh Jamieson (2022-)
  • DBO: Stephanie Davis (2022-)
  • DPD: Milt Wagner (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships2  (1980, 1986) **
  • Final Four Appearances:  (1959, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 2005) **
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  23  (1959, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2008, 2009) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  39  (1951, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  60-40 **
  • NIT Championships(1956)
  • NIT Appearances:  15  (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1985, 2002, 2006, 2018)
  • NIT Overall Record:  16-15
  • NAIA National Championships:  1  (1948)   
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  5-0
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1980)

Conference Titles (Missouri Valley, Metro, Conference USA, Big East, AAC, ACC):

Award Winners:




Louisville head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Kenny Payne 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Mike Pegues (int.) 2022 7-11 0 0 0
Chris Mack 2018-22 68-37 0 1 0
David Padgett 2017-18 22-14 0 0 0
Rick Pitino ** 2001-17 293-143 4 9 0
Denny Crum 1971-2001 675-295 15 22 2
Howard Stacey (int.) 1971 12-8 1 1 0
John Dromo 1967-71 68-23 2 1 0
Peck Hickman 1944-67 443-183 1 5(1^) 0
Harold Church/Walter Casey 1943-44 10-10 0 0
John Heldman 1940-42 9-24 0 0
Lawrence Apitz 1936-40 10-52 0 0
C.V. Money 1932-36 46-40
Edward Weber 1930-32 20-18
Tom King 1925-30 44-31
Fred Enke 1923-25 14-20
John T. O’Rouke 1921-22 1-13
Jimmie Powers 1920-21 3-8
Tuley Brucker 1919-20 6-5
Earl Ford 1918-19 7-4
Ed Bowman 1915-18 11-7
William Gardiner 1911-12 0-3

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


^ These appearances were in the NAIA Tournament

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