North Dakota State Bison basketball

North Dakota State Bison basketball history

North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
Scheels Center
Summit League

Current head coach: David Richman (2014-)

  • Asst: Joshua Jones (2020-)
  • Asst: Josh Sash (2020-)
  • Asst: Spencer Wilker (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (2009, 2014, 2015, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-4
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2012, 2013)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-2
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  8  (1971, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  8-8

Conference Titles (North Central, UBC, Summit League):

Award Winners:




North Dakota State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
David Richman 2014-Pres 159-97 2 2 0
Saul Phillips 2007-14 134-84 2 2 0
Tim Miles 2001-07 99-71 0 0 0
Greg McDermott 2000-01 15-11 0 0 0
Ray Giacoletti 1997-2000 48-33 0 0 0
Tom Billeter 1992-97 97-50 1^ 4^ 0
Erv Inniger 1978-92 244-150 1^ 2^ 0
Marv Skaar 1972-78 93-69 0 1^ 0
Lyle “Bud” Belk 1968-72 50-55 1^ 1^ 0
Doug Cowman 1965-68 33-41 0 0 0
Charles “Ben” Bentson 1949-65 169-207 2^ 0 0
C.P. Reed 1946-49 32-41 0 0 0
Bob Lowe 1933-46 141-102 3^ 0 0
Leonard Saalwaechte 1926-33 71-68 2^
Ion J. Cortwright 1925-26 22-3
George Dewey 1922-25 56-15
Stanley Borleske 1919-22 42-14
Ralph “Curly” Movold 1918-19 9-5
P.J. Davis 1915-18 37-10
Howard Wood 1913-15 22-4
Arthur Reuber 1909-13 42-6
Paul Magoffin 1908-09 11-4
Gilmour Dobie 1906-08 17-5
no coach 1897-1906 35-33

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 North Dakota State program was at the Division II level; NDSU moved up to Division I prior to the 2005-06 season

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