McNeese State Cowboys basketball

McNeese State Cowboys basketball history

McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
Health and Human Performance Education Complex
Southland Conference

Current head coach: John Aiken (2021-)

  • Asst: Thomas Gray (2021-)
  • Asst: Michael Moynihan (2021-)
  • Asst: Brandon Shingles (2022-)
  • DBO: Robert Burlingham (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1989, 2002)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1986, 2001, 2011)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-3
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1968)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  0-2
  • NAIA National Championships:  1  (1956)   
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1956)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  5-0

Conference Titles (Gulf States, Southland):

Award Winners:




McNeese State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
John Aiken 2021-Pres 11-22 0 0 0
Heath Schroyer 2018-21 34-53 0 0 0
Dave Simmons 2006-18 155-211 1 0 0
Tic Price 2001-06 74-68 1 1 0
Ron Everhart 1994-2001 92-104 2 0 0
Steve Welch 1987-94 75-122 0 1 0
Glenn Duhon 1977-87 155-136 1 0 0
E. W. Foy 1974-77 52-26 1 0 0
Bill Reigel 1971-74 55-20 0 0 0
Ralph O. Ward 1952-71 282-194 6^ 2^ 1^
Wayne Cusic 1945-52 124-58 0 0 0

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


^ These conference titles, tournament appearances and national titles came when the McNeese State program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; McNeese moved up to Division I prior to the 1972-73 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.