Mike DeGeorge

Mike DeGeorge (born January 3, 1970)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Cal Poly Mustangs
Current conference: Big West Conference
Eureka record: 32-70 (.314)
Cornell College record: 47-82 (.364)
Rhodes record: 116-96 (.547)
Colorado Mesa record: 141-43 (.766)
Cal Poly record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 336-291 (.536)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Big West Regular Season Champion:  0
  • RMAC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2021, 2023, 2024)
  • SAA (Div III) Regular Season Champion: (2013, 2014, 2017)
  • Big West Tournament Champion:  0
  • RMAC (Div II) Tournament Champion: (2020, 2021)
  • SAA (Div III) Tournament Champion: (2017)
  • IIAC (Div III) Tournament Champion: (2009)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  5  (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  2  (2009, 2017)


  • RMAC (Div II) Coach of the Year:  2  (2021, 2023)
  • SAA (Div III) Coach of the Year:  1  (2017)
  • IIAC (Div III) Coach of the Year:  1  (2009)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Cal Poly
2018-2024 Colorado Mesa
2010-2018 Rhodes
2004-2009 Cornell College
2000-2004 Eureka
1999-2000 Grinnell (asst)
1994-1999 Lawrence (asst)
1993-1994 Beloit (asst)

Mike DeGeorge Facts

  • Michael E. DeGeorge
  • Born January 3, 1970
  • Hometown: Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: Monmouth College (BS, 1992) / Viterbo University (MA, 1999)
  • The son of college football coach Ed DeGeorge, Mike was born in Colorado Springs where Ed was the DC at Colorado College
    • His father was head coach at Beloit College (WI) from 1977-2005 and it was in Beloit where Mike grew up and went to high school
  • Played basketball and golf at Monmouth College (IL), helping lead his team to two D-III NCAA Tournament appearances in the former
  • First coaching job was back at D-III Beloit, where we was an assistant for head coach Bill Knapton during the 1993-94 season
  • Next up was a five-year stint assisting John Tharp at D-III Lawrence (WI) and one year under David Arseneault at D-III Grinnell (IA)
  • Got his first head coaching opportunity in 2000, when he was hired to take over at D-III Eureka College (IL)
    • Built the program up from just 2 wins in his first season to a 17-10 record in year four; went 32-70 overall
  • Moved on to D-III Cornell College (IA) in 2004, leading the Rams for the next five years
    • Went 47-82 overall, again building up from single-digit win seasons to a 21-7 record, IIAC title and NCAA bid in year five
  • Served as head coach at D-III Rhodes College in Memphis for eight seasons, going 119-96 overall and winning three SAA titles
    • Won the SAA Tournament in 2017 to earn an automatic bid to the D-III NCAA Tournament
  • Moved up to the Division II level in 2018, becoming the head coach at Colorado Mesa
    • Ran a RMAC powerhouse at CMU, winning three titles and two tournaments in six years
    • Went 141-43 overall during his tenure with five consecutive trips to the D-II NCAA Tournament (2020-24)
  • Got his first D-I head coaching job in March 2024, when he was hired to take over at Cal Poly in the Big West

Mike DeGeorge Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels