Rider Broncs basketball

Rider Broncs basketball history

Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Alumni Gymnasium
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)

Current head coach: Kevin Baggett (2012-)

  • Assoc. HC: Dino Presley (2015-)
  • Asst: Geoff Arnold (2019-)
  • Asst: Kim Waiters (2021-)
  • DPD: Roy Blumenthal (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1984, 1993, 1994)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-3
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1998, 2018)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-2
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2008, 2015)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-2
  • CIT Appearances:  3  (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-3
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1957)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  2-1
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1956, 1958, 1963)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-3

Conference Titles (Tri-State, Middle Atlantic, ECC, NEC, MAAC):

Award Winners:




Rider head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Kevin Baggett 2012-Pres 161-152 1 0 0
Tommy Dempsey 2005-12 119-105 1 0 0
Don Harnum 1997-2005 127-104 2 0 0
Kevin Bannon 1989-97 131-103 3 2 0
John Carpenter 1966-89 292-328 5 1 0
Richard Harter 1965-66 16-9 0 0 0
Robert Greenwood 1962-65 48-29 0 1^ 0
Glenn Leach 1960-62 25-25 0 0 0
Thomas Leyden 1942-43, 46-60 187-157 0 3^ 0
Frank Donlon 1932-40, 43-46 99-76 0 0 0
Rex Ellis 1940-42 20-20 0 0 0
Paul Frank 1931-32 5-8
Clair Bee 1928-31 53-8

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


^ These tournament appearances came when the Rider program was at either the NCAA Division II or NAIA level; Rider moved up to Division I prior to the 1967-68 season

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

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