Ohio Bobcats basketball

Ohio Bobcats basketball history

Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Convocation Center, aka The Convo
Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Current head coach: Jeff Boals (2019-)

  • Asst: Lamar Thornton (2019-)
  • Asst: Kyle Barlow (2019-)
  • Asst: Lee Martin (2020-)
  • DBO: Jake Ness (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1960, 1964, 2012)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  14  (1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1983, 1985, 1994, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2021)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  8-15
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1941)
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (1941, 1969, 1986, 1995, 2013)
  • NIT Overall Record:  4-5
  • CBI Appearances:  3  (2008, 2016, 2022)
  • CBI Overall Record:  3-3
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2011, 2014)
  • CIT Overall Record:  3-2

Conference Titles (OAC, BAA, MAC):

Award Winners:




Ohio head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Jeff Boals 2019-Pres 59-33 0 1 0
Saul Phillips 2014-19 81-77 0 0 0
Jim Christian 2012-14 49-22 1 0 0
John Groce 2008-12 85-56 0 2 0
Tim O’Shea 2001-08 120-95 0 1 0
Larry Hunter 1989-2001 204-148 1 1 0
Billy Hahn 1986-89 43-44 0 0 0
Danny Nee 1980-86 107-67 1 2 0
Dale Bandy 1974-80 69-89 0 0 0
Jim Snyder 1949-74 354-245 7 7 0
Dutch Trautwein 1938-49 136-90 0 0 0
Butch Grover 1922-38 192-129 3
Russell Finsterwald 1920-22 33-7 1
Frank Gullum 1918-20 10-10 0
Mark Banks 1913-18 28-43 0
C.M. Douthit 1912-13 5-9
Arthur Hinaman 1911-12 2-9
James Corbett 1910-11 3-4
James C. Jones 1907-10 10-10

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


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