Mike Lonergan

Mike Lonergan (born January 28, 1966)

Teams coached: Catholic University Cardinals, Vermont CatamountsGeorge Washington Colonials
Catholic U record^: 251-88 (.740)
Vermont record: 126-68 (.649)
George Washington record: 97-70 (.581)
Overall record^: 474-226 (.677)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2010, 2014)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  1  (2016)
  • NIT Appearances:  4  (2007, 2011, 2015, 2016)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2009)
  • America East Regular Season Champion:  3  (2007, 2009, 2011)
  • CAC (Div III) Regular Season Champion:  9  (1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • America East Tournament Champion:  1  (2010)
  • CAC (Div III) Tournament Champion:  5  (1993, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004)
  • NCAA Division III National Championships:  1  (2001)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  9  (1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Final Four:  1  (2001)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-2016 George Washington
2005-2011 Vermont
2004-2005 Maryland (asst)
1992-2004 Catholic University
1989-1992 Colgate (asst)
1988-1989 American International (asst)

Mike Lonergan Facts

  • Michael Thomas Lonergan
  • Born January 28, 1966
  • Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: The Catholic University of America (BA, 1988) / American International College (MS, 1989)
  • The MD-native attended Archbishop Carroll HS in DC, then played basketball at Catholic University (also in DC)
  • Started his coaching career at American International, spending one year as an assistant coach while earning his master’s
  • Spent three years as an assistant under head coach Jack Bruen at Colgate; Lonergan had played for Bruen at CUA
  • Returned to his alma mater CUA in 1992, coaching the Division III Cardinals for twelve seasons
  • Moved back up to Division I in 2004, spending one season at Maryland assisting Hall of Fame head coach Gary Williams
  • Hired as the head coach at Vermont in 2005, coaching the Catamounts for six seasons
    • Won 126 games at Vermont, reaching the postseason four times (one NCAA, two NITs, one CBI)
  • Returned to DC in 2011 when he was hired as the new head coach at George Washington
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and the NIT in both 2015 and 2016, winning the NIT title in the latter year
    • Lonergan was fired in September 2016, a few months after a story ran in the Washington Post detailing allegations of “verbal and emotional abuse” against GWU players by the head coach
      • Roughly a year later, the school’s AD Patrick Nero quietly resigned from his position
  • Along with his wife, Maggie, has three sons and two daughters

Mike Lonergan Coaching Tree

 

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

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