Northern Kentucky Norse basketball

Northern Kentucky Norse basketball history

Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
BB&T Arena
Horizon League

Current head coach: Darrin Horn (2019-)

  • Asst: David Harris (2019-)
  • Asst: Eric Haut (2019-)
  • Asst: Simon McCormack (2019-)
  • DBO: Matt Rea (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2017, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1996, 1997)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  13  (1978, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  17-14

Conference Titles (Great Lakes Valley, Atlantic Sun, Horizon):

Award Winners:




Northern Kentucky head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Darrin Horn 2019-Pres 57-32 0 0 0
John Brannen 2015-19 81-51 2 2 0
Dave Bezold 2004-15 194-133 3^ 5^ 0
Ken Shields 1988-2004 306-170 3^ 7^ 0
Mike Beitzel 1980-88 125-95 0 0 0
Mote Hils 1971-80 119-118 0 1^ 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 Northern Kentucky program was at the Division II level; NKU joined Division I prior to the 2012-13 season

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