Niagara Purple Eagles basketball

Niagara Purple Eagles basketball history

Niagara University (Lewiston, NY)
Gallagher Center
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)

Current head coach: Greg Paulus (2019-)

  • Asst: Kevin Devitt (2020-)
  • Asst: Antone Gray (2022-)
  • Asst: Tyler Kelly (2022-)
  • DBO: Austin Kelley (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1970)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1970, 2005, 2007)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-4
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1972)
  • NIT Appearances:  14  (1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1972, 1976, 1987, 1993, 2004, 2009, 2013)
  • NIT Overall Record:  9-14
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (WNY3, ECAC, America East, MAAC):

Award Winners:




Niagara head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Greg Paulus 2019-Pres 35-47 0 0 0
Chris Casey 2013-19 64-129 0 0 0
Joe Mihalich 1998-2013 265-203 4 2 0
Jack Armstrong 1989-98 100-154 0 0 0
Andy Walker 1985-89 59-58 0 0 0
Pete Lonergan 1980-85 67-73 0 0 0
Dan Raskin 1976-80 44-61 0 0 0
Frank Layden 1968-76 119-97 0 1 0
James Maloney 1965-68 35-38 0 0 0
Taps Gallagher 1931-43, 46-65 465-261 6 0 0
Edward Flynn 1944-45 18-14 0 0 0
William McCarthy 1927-31 44-35
Peter Dwyer 1923-27 41-30
John Blake 1919-23 61-14
John O’Shea 1917-19 9-3
Tom Tracey 1915-17 6-11
A.V. Barrett 1911-15 37-33
Alfred A. Heerdt 1910-11 7-7
Claude A. Allen 1909-10 13-3
Bob Yates 1908-09 2-7
Jack Reed 1906-08 11-11
Charles McGrath 1905-06 4-2

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


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