Saint Mary’s Gaels basketball

Saint Mary’s Gaels basketball history

Saint Mary’s College of California (Moraga, CA)
University Credit Union Pavilion
West Coast Conference (WCC)

Current head coach: Randy Bennett (2001-)

  • Assoc. HC: Justin Joyner (2017-)
  • Assoc. HC: Mickey McConnell (2019-)
  • Asst: Joe Rahon (2021-)
  • Recruiting: Trey Touchet (2022-)
  • DBO: Dan Sheets (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  2  (1959, 2010)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  11  (1959, 1989, 1997, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  6-11
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  7  (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021)
  • NIT Overall Record:  7-7

Conference Titles (WCC):

Award Winners:




Saint Mary’s head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Randy Bennett 2001-Pres 479-199 3 8 0
Eran Ganot (int.) 2013-14 3-2 0 0 0
Dave Bollwinkel 1997-2001 34-80 0 0 0
Ernie Kent 1991-97 90-80 1 1 0
Dave Fehte (int.) 1990-91 9-8 0 0 0
Paul Landreaux 1989-90 11-29 0 0 0
Lynn Nance 1986-89 61-27 1 1 0
Bill Oates 1979-86 84-105 1 0 0
Frank LaPorte 1973-79 69-93 0 0 0
Bruce Hale 1970-73 26-52 0 0 0
Mike Cimino 1962-70 54-147 0 0 0
James Weaver 1955-62 110-69 1 1 0
Thomas Foley 1950-55 50-65 0 0 0
Benjamin Neff 1947-50 27-52 0 0 0
Clarence Andersen 1945-47 23-22 0 0 0
Jimmy Phelan 1943-45 10-11 0 0 0
Louis Conlan 1940-43 38-27 0 0 0
Jack Otten 1939-40 7-12 0 0 0
Harlan Dykes 1937-39 21-19 0 0 0
James Underhill 1935-37 28-16
Vincent McNally 1930-35 45-52
Edward “Slip” Madigan 1920-30 55-67
Percival Ritchie 1918-20 3-12
Otto Rittler 1908-10, 11-14, 16-18 52-11
Frank Boek 1915-16 10-3
Fred Broderick 1914-15 5-3
George Hammer 1910-11 2-1

Key: CT= Conference Titles (Regular Season), TA= NCAA Tournament Appearances, NC= National Championships (NCAA Tournament)


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

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