Mark Few

Mark Few (born December 27, 1962)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Gonzaga Bulldogs
Current conference: West Coast Conference (WCC)
Gonzaga record: 658-129 (.836)
Overall record: 658-129 (.836)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships(Runner-up in 2017, 2021)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  22  (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  11  (2000, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four: (2017, 2021)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • WCC Regular Season Champion21  (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • WCC Tournament Champion:  18  (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1999-present Gonzaga
1990-1999 Gonzaga (asst)
1989-1990 Gonzaga (grad. asst)

Mark Few Facts

  • Mark Norman Few
  • Born December 27, 1962
  • Hometown: Creswell, Oregon
  • Alma Mater: University of Oregon (BS, 1987) / Gonzaga University (MA, 1993)
  • Got into coaching in 1983 as an unpaid assistant at his alma mater, Creswell HS (OR), while still a college student at Oregon
  • After getting his bachelor’s, he became a graduate assistant with the Gonzaga program under head coach Dan Fitzgerald
  • Became a full-time assistant a year later in 1990, working for Fitzgerald for seven years and under Dan Monson for two more
  • Hired as the head coach in 1999 when Monson left for Minnesota, winning the WCC Tournament in his first season
  • During his tenure, Few has won 21x WCC regular season titles, 18x WCC Tournament trophies and has led the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament every single season (excluding the cancelled 2020 event)
  • Formed a close friendship with the late Jud Heathcote, HOF coach at Michigan State, who moved to Spokane in his retirement and became a supporter of Bulldogs basketball
  • Along with his wife, Marcy, has four children

Mark Few Coaching Tree