Mark Gottfried

Mark Gottfried (born January 20, 1964)

Teams coached: Murray State Racers, Alabama Crimson Tide, NC State Wolfpack, Cal State Northridge Matadors
Murray State record: 69-23 (.750)
Alabama record: 210-131 (.616)
NC State record: 123-86 (.589)
Cal State Northridge record: 37-51 (.420)
Overall record: 439-291 (.601)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2021 Cal State Northridge
2011-2017 NC State
1998-2009 Alabama
1995-1998 Murray State
1987-1995 UCLA (asst)

Mark Gottfried Facts

  • Mark Frederick Gottfried
  • Born January 20, 1964
  • Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: University of Alabama (BA, 1987)
  • Played at Oral Roberts (1983-84) and Alabama (1984-87); with the Tide he was coached by Wimp Sanderson
    • Was drafted in the seventh round of the 1987 NBA Draft, but never played any professional basketball
  • Spent eight seasons as an assistant at UCLA head coach Jim Harrick, and was on staff in 1995 when the Bruins won the NCAA National Championship
  • First head coaching job was at Murray State, where he won 69 games and went to two NCAA Tournaments in three seasons
  • Took over as head coach at his alma mater, Alabama, in 1998
    • Led the Tide to five NCAA Tournaments (including one Elite Eight) and a runner-up finish in the 2001 NIT during his tenure
    • Resigned from Alabama midway through the 2008-09 season and took some time away from coaching
  • Hired in 2011 as the head coach at NC State
    • Won 22+ games and went to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first four seasons at the helm in Raleigh, including two trips to the Sweet Sixteen
    • Fired in February 2017 following two straight seasons without a postseason appearance
  • Returned to coaching in March 2018 when he was introduced as the new head coach at Cal State Northridge
    • In 2021, Gottfried and his staff were placed on paid administrative leave as the school investigated potential rules violations and then was later let go officially after three years at the helm; went 37-51 overall with the Matadors

Mark Gottfried Coaching Tree