Prairie View A&M Panthers basketball

Prairie View A&M Panthers basketball history

Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
William J. Nicks Building
Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)

Current head coach: Byron Smith (2016-)

  • Asst: Spencer Robertson (2019-)
  • Asst: Noah Croak (2021-)
  • Asst: James Stafford (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1998, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NAIA National Championships:  1  (1962)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1962)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  5-0

Conference Titles (SWAC):

Award Winners:




Prairie View A&M head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Byron Smith 2016-Pres 100-94 3 1 0
Byron Rimm II 2006-16 115-192 0 0 0
Darrell Hawkins 2005-06 5-24 0 0 0
Jerry Francis 2002-05 29-55 1 0 0
Elwood Plummer 1973-79, 90-2002 150-341 0 1 0
Jim Duplantier 1982-90 47-173 0 0 0
Calvin White 1979-82 14-64 0 0 0
Bill Cofield 1969-73 57-48 0 0 0
no team 1963-64, 66-69
LeRoy Moore 1956-63, 65-66 138-59 2^ 1^ 1^
Robert Hopkins 1964-65 10-14 0 0

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

^ These tournament appearances and national championships came when the Prairie View A&M program was at the NAIA level; PVAMU moved up to Division I prior to the 1980-81 season

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


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