Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball

Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball history

University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Williams Arena, aka The Barn
Big Ten Conference

Current head coach: Ben Johnson (2021-)

  • Asst: Dave Thorson (2021-)
  • Asst: Jason Kemp (2021-)
  • Asst: Marcus Jenkins (2021-)
  • Asst. AD/DBO: Ryan Livingston (2015-)
  • Recruiting: Collin Southworth (2021-)

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Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1982, 1989, 1990) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  10  (1982, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  8-10 **
  • NIT Championships (1993, 2014) **
  • NIT Appearances:  13  (1973, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014) **
  • NIT Overall Record:  27-11 **
  • Premo-Porretta National Championships:  (1901, 1902)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  2  (1902, 1919)

Conference Titles (Big Ten):

Award Winners:




Minnesota head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Ben Johnson 2021-Pres 13-17 0 0 0
Richard Pitino 2013-21 141-123 0 2 0
Tubby Smith 2007-13 124-81 0 3 0
Jim Molinari (int.) 2006-07 7-17 0 0 0
Dan Monson 1999-2006 118-106 0 1 0
Clem Haskins ** 1986-99 231-162 0 3 0
Jimmy Williams (int.) 1986 2-9 0 0 0
Jim Dutcher ** 1975-86 166-137 1 1 0
Bill Musselman ** 1971-75 68-31 1 0 0
George Hanson 1970-71 11-13 0 0 0
Bill Fitch 1968-70 25-23 0 0 0
John Kundla 1959-68 110-105 0 0 0
Ozzie Cowles 1948-59 147-93 0 0 0
Dave MacMillan 1927-42, 45-48 196-156 1 0 0
Weston Mitchell 1944-45 8-13 0 0 0
Carl Nordly 1942-44 17-23 0 0 0
Harold Taylor 1924-27 19-30 0
Louis Cooke 1897-1924 248-131 5 0

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


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