Memphis Tigers basketball

Memphis Tigers basketball history

University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
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American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)

Current head coach: Penny Hardaway (2018-)

  • Asst: Frank Haith (2022-)
  • Asst: Faragi Phillips (2022-)
  • Asst: Andy Borman (2022-)
  • Special Advisor to the HC: Larry Brown (2021-)
  • Asst. to the HC: Shawn Forrest (2021-)
  • Chief of Staff: Dwight Boyd (2018-)
  • DBO: Garrett Kelly (2022-)
  • DPD: Jermaine Johnson (2020-)
  • Scouting: Jordan VerHulst (2021-)
  • Recruiting: Jeremy Kipness (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  1  (1973) **
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  6  (1973, 1992, 1995, 2006, 2007, 2009) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  21  (1955, 1956, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2022) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  21-21 **
  • NIT Championships:  2  (2002, 2021)
  • NIT Appearances:  19  (1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2019, 2021)
  • NIT Overall Record:  25-17
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1951, 1952)
  • NAIA Overall Record:  3-2

Conference Titles (Missouri Valley, Metro, Great Midwest, Conference USA, AAC):

Award Winners:




Memphis head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Penny Hardaway ** 2018-Pres 83-43 0 1 0
Tubby Smith 2016-18 40-26 0 0 0
Josh Pastner 2009-16 167-73 2 4 0
John Calipari ** 2000-09 214-68 6 5 0
Johnny Jones (int.) 1999-2000 15-16 0 0 0
Tic Price 1997-99 30-27 1 0 0
Larry Finch 1986-97 220-130 3 6 0
Dana Kirk ** 1979-86 149-53 3 0 0
Wayne Yates 1974-79 93-49 0 1 0
Gene Bartow 1970-74 82-32 2 1 0
Moe Iba 1966-70 37-65 0 0 0
Dean Ehlers 1962-66 53-47 0 0
Bob Vanatta 1956-62 109-34 1 0
Eugene Lambert 1951-56 87-45 2 (1^) 0
McCoy Tarry 1948-51 40-27 1^ 0
Zach Curlin 1924-48 173-184 0 0
Lester Barhard 1922-24 10-13
W.H. DePriest 1921-22 1-7
Fred Grantham 1920-21 22-7-1

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



OTHER NAMES: Memphis State College (1941-57), Memphis State University (1957-94)

^ These tournament appearances came when the Memphis (State) program was at the NAIA level; Memphis moved up to Division I prior to the 1955-56 season

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