New Orleans Privateers basketball

New Orleans Privateers basketball history

University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
UNO Lakefront Arena
Southland Conference

Current head coach: Mark Slessinger (2011-)

  • Asst: Jody Bailey (2015-)
  • Asst: Kris Arkenberg (2012-)
  • Asst: Jay Smith (2019-)
  • DBO: Bradley Feig (2020-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Silvey Dominguez (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2017)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-5
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  6  (1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997)
  • NIT Overall Record:  4-6
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CBI Overall Record:  1-1
  • TBC/CIT Appearances:  2  (2019, 2022)
  • TBC/CIT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1975)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  4  (1971, 1972, 1974, 1975)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  9-6

Conference Titles (Sun Belt, American South, Southland):

Award Winners:




New Orleans head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Mark Slessinger 2011-Pres 149-179 1 1 0
Joe Pasternack 2007-11 54-60 0 0 0
Buzz Williams 2006-07 14-17 0 0 0
Monte Towe 2001-06 70-78 0 0 0
Joey Stiebing 1997-2001 57-58 0 0 0
Tic Price 1994-97 63-27 2 1 0
Tim Floyd 1988-94 126-59 4 2 0
Art Tolis 1987-88 21-11 1 0 0
Benny Dees 1985-87 42-16 0 1 0
Don Smith 1979-85 84-83 0 0 0
Butch van Breda Kolff 1977-79 32-22 0 0 0
Ron Greene 1969-77 146-65 0 0 0

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


^ These tournament appearances came when the New Orleans program was at the Division II level; UNO moved up to Division I prior to the 1975-76 season

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