Nick Macarchuk

Nick Macarchuk (born June 26, 1941)

Teams coached: Canisius Golden Griffins, Fordham Rams, Stony Brook Seawolves
Canisius record: 149-128 (.538)
Fordham record: 161-192 (.456)
Stony Brook record: 64-108 (.372)
Overall record: 374-428 (.466)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1999-2005 Stony Brook
1987-1999 Fordham
1977-1987 Canisius
1972-1977 Providence (asst)

Nick Macarchuk Facts

  • Nick Macarchuk
  • Born June 26, 1941
  • Hometown: Norwich, Connecticut
  • Alma Mater: Fairfield University (BA, 1963)
  • Played four years at Fairfield under head coach George Bisacca
  • Started his coaching career in 1963, spending nine years as the head coach at St. Thomas More Prep in Oakdale, CT
    • Won three New England Prep School Championships (1969, 1970, 1971) and went 155-48 overall during his tenure
  • Made the move to college in 1972, working as an assistant to Dave Gavitt at Providence for five seasons
  • Became the head coach at Canisius in 1977, starting off a nearly 30-year Division I head coaching run
  • Moved onto Fordham in 1987, coaching the Rams for 12 seasons and winning 161 games
    • Led the program to back-to-back Patriot League regular season and Tournament titles in 1991 and 1992
    • Went to the 1992 NCAA Tournament and three NITs (1988, 1990, 1991)
  • Left for Stony Brook in 1999 as the program was first transitioning into Division I play
    • Went 41-74 in six years at SBU, including their first four seasons in the America East, but finished above .500 just once
    • Retired in 2005 season with a total of 374 career victories and five postseason appearances (one NCAA, four NIT)
  • For over 30 years throughout his career, he co-owned and directed the Connecticut Basketball School summer camp with Bill Detrick
  • Along with his wife, Patricia, has three children

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