New Mexico Lobos basketball

New Mexico Lobos basketball history

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
The Pit
Mountain West Conference (MWC)

Current head coach: Richard Pitino (2021-)

  • Asst: Isaac Chew (2021-)
  • Asst: Eric Brown (2021-)
  • Asst: Tarvish Felton (2022-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Dave Pilipovich (2020-21, 2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  2  (1968, 1974)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  15  (1968, 1974, 1978, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  8-16
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1964)
  • NIT Appearances:  19  (1964, 1965, 1967, 1973, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • NIT Overall Record:  18-20
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1947)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (BIAA, MSC/Skyline, WAC, Mountain West):

Award Winners:




New Mexico head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Richard Pitino 2021-Pres 13-19 0 0 0
Paul Weir 2017-21 58-63 0 0 0
Craig Neal 2013-17 76-52 0 1 0
Steve Alford 2007-13 155-52 4 3 0
Ritchie McKay 2002-07 82-69 0 1 0
Fran Fraschilla 1999-2002 55-41 0 0 0
Dave Bliss 1988-99 246-108 1 7 0
Gary Colson 1980-88 146-106 0 0 0
Charlie Harrison 1979-80 7-21 0 0 0
Norm Ellenberger 1972-79 134-62 2 2 0
Bob King 1962-72 175-89 3 1 0
Bob Sweeney 1958-62 21-75 0 0 0
Bill Stockton 1955-58 14-58 0 0 0
Woody Clements 1944-51, 52-55 113-119 1 1^ 0
Berl Huffman 1951-52 6-19 0 0 0
George White 1943-44 11-2 1 0 0
Willis Barnes 1941-43 12-30 0 0 0
Dr. Benjamin Sacks 1940-41 5-18 0 0 0
Roy Johnson 1919-30, 33-40 156-139 0 0 0
Tom Churchill 1930-33 32-19
John McGough 1918-19 2-4
Ralph Hutchinson 1910-17 32-8
no coach 1899-1910 15-10

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

^ These appearances were in the NAIA Tournament

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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