Norfolk State Spartans basketball

Norfolk State Spartans basketball history

Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)
Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

Current head coach: Robert Jones (2013-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jamal Brown (2016-)
  • Asst: C.J. Clemons (2015-)
  • Asst: Leonard Fairley (2018-)
  • DBO: Steven Whitley
  • Special Asst. to HC: Kelvin Hawkins (2011-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (2012, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-3
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2013, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-2
  • CIT Appearances:  4  (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-4
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  15  (1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  1  (1995)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  18-19

Conference Titles (CIAA, MEAC):

  • MEAC Regular Season Championships:  4  (2013, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • CIAA(Div II) Regular Season Championships:  14  (1966, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1995)
  • MEAC Tournament Championships:  3  (2012, 2021, 2022)
  • CIAA(Div II) Tournament Championships:  12  (1965, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1996)

Award Winners:




Norfolk State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Robert Jones 2013-Pres 166-126 3 2 0
Anthony Evans 2007-13 99-94 1 1 0
Dwight Freeman 2002-07 63-83 0 0 0
Wil Jones 1999-2002 34-52 0 0 0
Mel Coleman 1998-99 15-12 0 0 0
Mike Bernard 1991-98 141-67 1^ 3^ 0
Isaac Moorhead 1990-91 15-13 0 0 0
Charles Christian 1973-78, 81-90 318-95 8^ 8^ 0
Lucias Mitchell 1978-81 61-28 0 0 0
Bob Smith 1969-73 86-25 3^ 1^ 0
Ernie Fears 1962-69 146-31 2^ 3^ 0
John Turpin 1953-62 138-81 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 Norfolk State program was at the Division II level; Norfolk moved up to Division I prior to the 1997-98 season

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

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