New Mexico State Aggies basketball

New Mexico State Aggies basketball history

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
Pan American Center
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)

Current head coach: Greg Heiar (2022-)

  • Assoc. HC: Dominique Taylor (2021-)
  • Asst: Brian Merritt (2022-)
  • Asst: Chad Myers (2022-)
  • DBO: Chad Donley (2022-)
  • DPD: Darin Graham (2021-)
  • Analyst: Johnny McCants (2022-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Lorenzo Jenkins (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  1  (1970)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1968, 1969, 1970) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  23  (1952, 1959, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  8-25 **
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (1939, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2016)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-5
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1938, 1950, 1951, 1952)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  5-4

Conference Titles (BIAA, Missouri Valley, Big West, Sun Belt, WAC):

Award Winners:




New Mexico State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Greg Heiar 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Chris Jans 2017-22 122-32 4 3 0
Paul Weir 2016-17 28-6 0 1 0
Marvin Menzies 2007-16 198-111 3 5 0
Reggie Theus 2005-07 41-23 0 1 0
Tony Stubblefield (int.) 2005 2-12 0 0 0
Lou Henson ** 1966-75, 97-2005 289-152 1 7 0
Neil McCarthy ** 1985-97 226-111 2 2 0
Weldon Drew 1979-85 82-84 0 0 0
Ken Hayes 1975-79 69-46 1 1 0
Jim McGregor 1965-66 4-22 0 0 0
Presley Askew 1953-65 134-146 3 2 0
George McCarty 1949-53 62-55 1 1 (3^) 0
John Gunn 1947-49 21-26 0 0 0
Jerry Hines 1929-40, 46-47 157-109 4 1^ 0
Bud Laabs 1944-46 14-21 0 0 0
Julius Johnston 1940-42 22-30 0 0 0
Ted Coffman 1927-29 9-20
A.L. Burkeholder 1926-27 6-13
Robert Brown 1922-26 157-109
Arthur Bergman 1920-22 12-5
John Griffith 1917-20 20-9
Clarence Russel 1914-17 19-12
Arthur Badenoch 1910-13 3-22
George Lain 1909-10 3-5
Victor Kays 1908-09 7-2
John Miller 1906-08 0-2
no coach 1904-06 0-2

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

^ These appearances were in the NAIA Tournament, as at the time some programs were eligible for both the NAIA and NCAA Division I Tournament and could appear in both in the same year (as NMSU did in 1952)

OTHER NAMES: New Mexico A&M (prior to 1960)

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