Penn State Nittany Lions basketball

Penn State Nittany Lions basketball history

Penn State University (State College, PA)
Bryce Jordan Center
Big Ten Conference

Current head coach: Micah Shrewsberry (2021-)

  • Assoc. HC: Adam Fisher (2021-)
  • Asst: Aki Collins (2021-)
  • Asst: Mike Farrelly (2021-)
  • Chief of Staff: Nicholas Colella (2019-)
  • DPD: Mike Green (2021-)
  • Asst. to the HC: Tre Whitted (2021-)
  • Recruiting: Brian Snow (2021-)

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Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  1  (1954)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1954, 1955, 2001)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  9  (1942, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1965, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2011)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  9-11
  • NIT Championships2  (2009, 2018)
  • NIT Appearances:  11  (1966, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2018)
  • NIT Overall Record:  27-9
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • CBI Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (Atlantic 10, Big Ten):

Award Winners:




Penn State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Micah Shrewsberry 2021-Pres 14-17 0 0 0
Jim Ferry (int.) 2020-21 11-14 0 0 0
Pat Chambers 2011-20 148-150 0 0 0
Ed DeChellis 2003-11 114-138 0 1 0
Jerry Dunn 1995-2003 117-121 0 2 0
Bruce Parkhill 1983-95 181-169 0 1 0
Dick Harter 1978-83 79-61 0 0 0
Johnny Bach 1968-78 122-121 1 0 0
John Egli 1954-68 187-135 0 2 0
Elmer Gross 1949-54 80-40 0 2 0
John Lawther 1936-49 150-93 0 1 0
Earl Leslie 1932-36 29-28 0
Dutch Hermann 1915-17, 19-32 148-73 0
Hugo Bezdek 1918-19 11-2 0
J.F. Park 1914-15 10-3 0
J.F. Haddow 1912-14 16-7 0

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. 

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