Sam Houston State Bearkats basketball

Sam Houston State Bearkats basketball history

Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
Bernard Johnson Coliseum
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)

Current head coach: Jason Hooten (2010-)

  • Assoc. HC: Chris Mudge (2010-)
  • Asst: Justin Bailey (2021-)
  • Asst: Mike Ekanem (2022-)
  • DBO: Payne Andrus (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2003, 2010)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  4  (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-4
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1986)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  0-2
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1973)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (TIAA, Lone Star, Gulf Star, Southland, WAC):

Award Winners:




Sam Houston State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Jason Hooten 2010-Pres 235-161 2 0 0
Bob Marlin 1998-2010 225-131 4 2 0
Jerry Hopkins 1991-98 50-134 0 0 0
Larry Brown 1989-91 17-38 0 0 0
Jeff Dittman (int.) 1988-89 10-8 0 0 0
Gary Moss 1987-88 16-22 0 0 0
Steve Tucker 1986-87 16-12 0 0 0
Robert McPherson 1981-86 102-47 1^ 1^ 0
Bob Derryberry 1979-81 38-20 1^ 0 0
Dennis Price 1975-79 35-71 0 0 0
Archie Porter 1964-75 189-124 2^ 1^ 0
Bruce Craig 1956-64 84-113 0 0 0
Jack Williams 1945-56 100-139 1^ 0 0
T. F. Wilson 1938-45 60-30 0 0 0
Clyde White 1936-38 30-11 1^ 0 0
J. W. Jones 1922-36 111-109 2^
John Ashcraft 1920-22 19-11
Paul Boynton 1919-20 10-0
E. A. Berry 1917-19 14-0

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


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Sam Houston State program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; SHSU moved up to Division I prior to the 1984-85 season

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

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