Portland Pilots basketball

Portland Pilots basketball history

University of Portland (Portland, OR)
Chiles Center
West Coast Conference (WCC)

Current head coach: Shantay Legans (2021-)

  • Assoc. HC: Bobby Suarez (2021-)
  • Asst: T.J. Lipold (2021-)
  • Asst: Jeremy Pope (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1959, 1996)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • TBC/CIT Appearances:  5  (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2022)
  • TBC/CIT Overall Record:  1-5
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  8  (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  6-10

Conference Titles (WCC):

Award Winners:




Portland head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Shantay Legans 2021-Pres 19-15 0 0 0
Ben Johnson (int.) 2021 0-4 0 0 0
Terry Porter 2016-21 43-103 0 0 0
Eric Reveno 2006-16 140-178 0 0 0
Michael Holton 2001-06 54-91 0 0 0
Rob Chavez 1994-2001 93-103 0 1 0
Larry Steele 1987-94 56-141 0 0 0
Jack Avina 1970-87 223-242 0 0 0
Ernie Smith 1970 2-11 0 0 0
Joe Etzel 1969-70 2-11
Bill Turner 1967-69 8-44 0 0 0
Albert Negratti 1955-67 163-156 0 1 (2^) 0
Art McLarney 1955 4-5 0 0 0
Mike Tichy 1954 5-8
James “Mush” Torson 1946-54 143-100 0 6^ 0
Leonard Yandle 1945-46 10-10 0 0 0
no team 1943-45
Robert L. Mathews 1942-43 8-8 0 0 0
Edwin Fitzpatrick 1934-42 105-67 0 0 0
Edmond Fiene 1928-34 77-51
Eugene Murphy 1927-28 3-3
Vincent Harrington 1925-27 13-18
Tom Berry 1924-25 16-2
Maurice “Clipper” Smith 1922-24 27-16

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


^ These tournament appearances came when the Portland program was at the NAIA level; Portland moved up to Division I level prior to the 1953-54 season

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