Nicholls Colonels basketball

Nicholls Colonels basketball history

Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA)
David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Southland Conference

Current head coach: Austin Claunch (2018-)

  • Assoc. HC: Nick Bowman (2018-)
  • Asst: Darion Brown (2021-)
  • Asst: vacant (-)
  • DBO: Stevie Repichowski (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1995, 1998)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1976, 1979, 1980)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  5-3

Conference Titles (Gulf States, Gulf South, Sun Belt, Gulf Star, Southland):

Award Winners:




Nicholls head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Austin Claunch 2018-Pres 74-46 2 0 0
Richie Riley 2016-18 35-28 1 0 0
J.P. Piper 2004-16 132-224 0 0 0
Ricky Blanton 2002-04 9-46 0 0 0
Rickey Broussard 1990-2002 150-183 2 2 0
Gordon Stauffer 1981-90 101-140 0 0 0
Jerry Sanders 1979-81 24-30 0 0 0
Don Landry 1967-79 162-60 2^ 3^ 0
Jim Mahoney 1963-67 35-62 0 0 0
Billy Key 1962-63 12-12 0 0 0
Jack Holley 1960-62 24-25 0 0 0
Morris Osburn 1958-60 24-22 0 0 0

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


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Nicholls State program was at the Division II level; Nicholls moved up to Division I prior to the 1980-81 season

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