Reggie Minton

Reggie Minton (born June 10, 1941)

Teams coached: Dartmouth Big Green, Air Force Falcons
Dartmouth record: 11-15 (.423)
Air Force record: 150-296 (.336)
Overall record: 161-311 (.341)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1984-2000 Air Force
1983-1984 Dartmouth
1968-1983 Air Force (asst)

Reggie Minton Facts

  • William Reginald Minton
  • Born June 10, 1941
  • Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Alma Mater: University of Wooster (BS, 1963)
  • Played four seasons at Wooster (OH) then joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver
    • Competed in the US Olympic Trials in 1964 and was chosen as an alternate (the team went on to win gold)
  • Started coaching in the Air Force, leading the base team at South Ruislip Air Station in the United Kingdom
  • Became an assistant coach for the Air Force Falcons in 1968 under longtime head coach Bob Spear
    • Stayed on staff after Spear retired in 1971, working under Hank Egan for the next twelve seasons
  • Left AFA to become the head coach at Dartmouth in 1983, going 11-15 in his lone season there
  • Returned to Air Force to be the head coach in 1984, going 150-296 in 16 seasons at the helm
    • Never reached the postseason and finished below .500 in all but one season
  • In 1993, Minton coached the United States to a gold medal at the World University Games
  • After leaving Air Force in 2000, he became the associate executive director of the NABC
    • Named Deputy Executive Director in 2004 and remains in that role as of 2019
    • He is chairman of the National College Basketball HOF selection committee, serves on the NIT selection committee and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF Board of Trustees
  • Along with his wife, Evelyne, has two daughters and one son

Reggie Minton Coaching Tree

  • Terry Dunn (Dartmouth)