Northern Arizona Lumberjacks basketball

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks basketball history

Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
Big Sky Conference

Current head coach: Shane Burcar (2019-)

  • Asst: Tyler Ojanen (2019-)
  • Asst: Jake Ricciardi (2020-)
  • Asst: Gary Bell Jr. (2022-)
  • DBO: Alexandra Green (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1998, 2000)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1986, 1997, 2006)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-3
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2015)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2011, 2015)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-2
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1946, 1947, 1954, 1962)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  7-4

Conference Titles (BIAA, Frontier, Big Sky):

Award Winners:




Northern Arizona head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Shane Burcar 2019-Pres 31-53 0 0 0
Jack Murphy 2012-19 78-149 0 0 0
Dave Brown (int.) 2011-12 3-17 0 0 0
Mike Adras 1999-2011 193-170 2 1 0
Ben Howland 1994-99 79-59 2 1 0
Harold Merritt 1990-94 34-72 0 0 0
Pat Rafferty 1988-90 10-45 0 0 0
Jay Arnote 1983-88 70-72 1 0 0
Gene Visscher 1981-83 16-36 0 0 0
Joedy Gardner 1978-81 35-43 0 0 0
John Birkett 1974-78 47-57 0 0 0
Herb Gregg 1950-74 290-288 0 2^ 0
Ben J. Reiges 1949-50 3-19 0 0 0
Nick Ragus 1947-49 24-18 0 0 0
Frank Brickey 1940-47 63-48 1 2^ 0
A.E McCreary 1931-40 92-95 0 0 0
Rudy H. Lavik 1927-31 44-21
E.H. Lynch 1926-27 17-3
Talbert Jessuppe 1925-26 5-8
W.E. Rogers 1924-25 7-6
R.H. Drake 1921-24 18-18
Lacey Eastburn 1920-21 9-7
Gus O’Connor 1919-20 2-0
R.A. Fuller 1918-19 4-2
Earl Rosenberry 1913-15 3-1
John N. Adams 1909-13 12-6

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



^ These tournament appearances) came when the Northern Arizona program was at the NAIA level; NAU moved up to Division I prior to the 1970-71 season, though their years in the BIAA were at the highest level at that time

OTHER NAMES: Arizona State Teachers College (1929-45), Arizona State College at Flagstaff (1945-58), Arizona State College (1958-66)

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