Randy Bennett

Randy Bennett (born June 9, 1962)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Saint Mary’s Gaels
Current conference: West Coast Conference (WCC)
Saint Mary’s record: 480-200 (.706)
Overall record: 480-200 (.706)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  8  (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (2010)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  7  (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021)   
  • WCC Regular Season Champion3  (2011, 2012, 2016) 
  • WCC Tournament Champion:  3  (2010, 2012, 2019)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2001-present Saint Mary’s
1999-2001 Saint Louis (asst)
1996-1999 Pepperdine (asst)
1988-1996 San Diego (asst)
1986-1988 Idaho (asst)
1985-1986 San Diego (asst)

Randy Bennett Facts

  • Randall William Bennett
  • Born June 9, 1962
  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Alma Mater: University of California, San Diego (BS, 1986)
  • Played at Mesa CC (AZ) for two years, then played for head coach Tom Marshall and the (then Division II) UC San Diego Tritons
  • Spent sixteen seasons as an assistant coach, spending time working under Hank Egan and Brad Holland at San Diego, Tim Floyd at Idaho and Lorenzo Romar at both Pepperdine and Saint Louis
  • Hired as the Saint Mary’s head coach in 2001, inheriting a Gaels team that had gone 2-27 the previous year; by year three, the Gaels finished 2nd in the WCC and by year four were back in the NCAA Tournament
    • Bennett has been to eight NCAA Tournaments and seven NITs in his twenty one seasons at SMC
    • Has claimed three WCC regular season titles and three WCC Tournament championships
    • Outside of his first two rebuilding years, Bennett has only finished lower than 3rd in the WCC one time (4th place in 2014)
  • Along with his wife, Darlene, has two sons

Randy Bennett Coaching Tree

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