Mike Pegues

Mike Pegues (born January 13, 1978)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Butler Bulldogs (Head coach: Thad Matta)
Current conference: Big East Conference
Teams coached: Louisville Cardinals
Louisville record: 7-11 (.389)
Overall record: 7-11 (.389)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Butler (asst)
2022 Louisville (interim HC)
2018-2022 Louisville (asst)
2012-2018 Xavier (asst)
2010-2012 Delaware (asst)
2009-2010 VCU (video)

Mike Pegues Facts

  • Mike Pegues
  • Born January 13, 1978
  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • Alma Mater: University of Delaware (BS, 2000)
  • The DC-native played for legendary head coach Morgan Wootten at famed DeMatha Catholic HC in Maryland from 1992-96
  • Went on to play for fellow DeMatha grad Mike Brey at Delaware, where he was a star for the Fightin’ Blue Hens
    • Helped lead the Hens to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT; won the America East title in both 1998 and 1999
    • Became the first Delaware player to be named America East POY (in 1999); inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Played professionally for several years both in the US (CBA) and overseas (in Italy, England, Argentina and New Zealand)
  • Became a teacher and coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy in DC in 2005 then became an assistant coach the following year at Bishop O’Connell HS in Arlington, VA; worked there for three years
  • First collegiate job was as the video coordinator at VCU under head coach Shaka Smart
  • Returned to his alma mater Delaware in 2010 and spent two seasons as an assistant coach under Monté Ross
  • Hired by Chris Mack in 2012 to be an assistant at Xavier, working there for six years before following Mack to Louisville in 2018
    • Worked under Mack for a total of nine and a half seasons, during which he was part of six NCAA Tournaments
  • In January 2022, Mack resigned as Louisville head coach and Pegues was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season
    • Pegues had previously led the team for the first six games of the 2021-22 season due to Mack‘s suspension
  • Joined the coaching staff at Butler in April 2022 as an assistant coach under Thad Matta

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