Northern Iowa Panthers basketball

Northern Iowa Panthers basketball history

University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
McLeod Center
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)

Current head coach: Ben Jacobson (2006-)

  • Asst: P.J. Hogan (2005-)
  • Asst: Seth Tuttle (2020-)
  • Asst: Gameli Ahelegbe (2022-)
  • DBO: Ike Hermer (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (2010)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  8  (1990, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  5-8
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2012, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-2
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2011, 2013)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-2
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1962, 1964, 1979)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  1  (1964)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  5-4
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1946, 1948, 1949, 1953)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  2-4

Conference Titles (North Central, Summit, Missouri Valley):

Award Winners:




Northern Iowa head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Ben Jacobson 2006-Pres 321-201 4 4 0
Greg McDermott 2001-06 90-63 0 3 0
Sam Weaver 1998-2001 30-57 0 0 0
Eldon Miller 1986-98 164-178 0 1 0
James Berry 1973-86 144-210 0 1^ 0
Zeke Hogeland 1967-73 70-74 1^ 0 0
Norm Stewart 1961-67 97-42 2^ 2^ 0
James Witham 1956-61 63-49 0 0 0
Stanley Hall 1954-56 19-22 0 0 0
O.M. “Hon” Nordly 1937-43, 45-54 166-127 5^ 3^ 0
not team 1943-45
Arthur D. Dickinson 1924-32, 33-37 103-66 0
Melvin Fritzel 1932-33 9-4
L.L. Mendenhall 1921-24 27-7
Ivan Doseff 1919-21 14-14
Russell Glaesner 1918-19 2-6
J.O. Perrine 1917-18 5-5
Allen Berkstresser 1913-17 10-12
H. Pasini 1911-13 8-12
Clayton Simmons 1909-11 4-3
R.F. Seymour 1906-09 14-15
Charles Pell 1903-06 11-12
Thomas Jones 1902-03 0-2
George B. Affleck 1901-02 1-2
Enola P. Pierce 1900-01 1-3
S.R. Satterthwaite 1899 0-1

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 Northern Iowa program was at the NCAA Division II level; UNI moved up to Division I prior to the 1980-81 season

OTHER NAMES: Iowa State Teachers College (1909-61), State College of Iowa (1961-67) 

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

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