Mike Maker

Mike Maker (born November 9, 1965)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: St. Thomas Tommies (Head coach: Johnny Tauer)
Current conference: Summit League
Teams coached: Williams Ephs, Marist Red Foxes
Williams record^: 147-32 (.821)
Marist record: 28-97 (.224)
Overall record^: 175-129 (.576)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NESCAC (Div III) Regular Season Champion: (2010, 2011)
  • NESCAC (Div III) Tournament Champion: (2010)
  • NCAA Division III National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2010, 2014)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  4  (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)


  • NESCAC (Div III) Coach of the Year:  1  (2010)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present St. Thomas (assoc. HC)
2014-2018 Marist
2008-2014 Williams
2007-2008 Creighton (asst)
2005-2007 West Virginia (asst)
2002-2005 Samford (asst)
1991-2002 Dartmouth (asst)
1990-1991 Hartnell (women’s HC)
1988-1990 California Baptist (asst)

Mike Maker Facts

  • Michael Jon Maker
  • Born November 9, 1965
  • Hometown: Salinas, California
  • Alma Mater: California Baptist University (BA, 1988)
  • Played two seasons at Hartnell College (CA) and then played for head coach Jerry King at then-Division II California Baptist
    • Started his coaching career at CBU, spending two seasons after graduation as an assistant on King’s staff
    • Returned to Hartnell in 1990 and spent one season as the women’s head coach
  • Moved up to the D-I ranks in 1991, spending the next eleven years as an assistant at Dartmouth working under Dave Faucher
  • Other roles include stints at Samford (under Jimmy Tillette), West Virginia (under John Beilein) and Creighton (under Dana Altman)
    • Part of the Mountaineers’ 2006 Sweet Sixteen run and the Bluejays NIT bid in 2008
  • Hired in 2008 to be the head coach at D-III Williams; had a very successful six-year run at the school
    • Led the Ephs to four D-III NCAA Tournaments, including three Final Fours and two National Runner-Up finishes (2010 and 2014)
    • Went 147-32 overall and 47-10 in NESCAC play; won the league title in 2010 and 2011, going 9-0 in both seasons
    • Among those he coached was future NBA player Duncan Robinson, who later transferred to play for Beilein at Michigan
  • Left Williams in 2014 to become the head coach at D-I Marist, but was unable to reach that level success
    • Was just 28-97 in four seasons, never winning more than 8 games in a season or finishing higher than 10th in the MAAC
    • Fired in March 2018 at the conclusion of a 6-25 (4-14) season, the lowest win total of his tenure
  • Maker and family moved to Minnesota following the firing, where his wife, Erica, took over as women’s cross country coach at D-III St. Olaf
  • In 2021, Maker returned to college basketball to be associate head coach for Johnny Tauer at St. Thomas, a program in its first season of D-I competition

Mike Maker Coaching Tree

  • Kevin App (Williams)


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