Samford Bulldogs basketball

Samford Bulldogs basketball history

Samford University (Homewood, AL)
Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena at The Pete Hanna Center
Southern Conference (SoCon)

Current head coach: Bucky McMillan (2020-)

  • Assoc. HC: Mitch Cole (2021-)
  • Asst: Zach Gillion (2021-)
  • Asst: Nebru Exantus (2021-)
  • Asst: Danny Young (2022-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Duane Reboul (2020-)
  • DBA: Sergio Rouco (2020-)
  • DPD: David Good (2020-)
  • DBO: Skip Wellborn (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1999, 2000)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (Ohio Valley, Atlantic Sun, SoCon):

Award Winners:




Samford head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Bucky McMillan 2020-Pres 27-24 0 0 0
Scott Padgett 2014-20 84-115 0 0 0
Bennie Seltzer 2012-14 24-41 0 0 0
Jimmy Tillette 1997-2012 229-219 1 2 0
John Brady 1991-97 89-77 2 0 0
Ed McLean 1987-91 27-83 0 0 0
Mel Hankinson 1984-87 38-47 0 0 0
Mike Hanks 1981-84 46-38 0 0 0
Cliff Wettig 1979-81 18-36 0 0 0
Fred Crowell 1975-79 28-76 0 0 0
Ron Harris 1972-75 20-57 0 0 0
Van Washer 1968-72 45-55 0 0 0
John Edwards 1965-68 32-40 0 0 0
Virgil Ledbetter 1955-59, 63-65 56-83 0 0 0
Walt Barnes 1959-63 61-40 0 0 0
Earl Gartman 1950-55 71-73 0 0 0
Herman Roberson 1947-50 43-37 0 0 0
Donald Lance 1946-47 11-10 0 0 0
no team 1922-23, 43-46
Euil “Snitz” Snider 1942-43 10-5 0 0 0
Jim Stuart 1938-42 58-37 0 0 0
William Bancroft 1934-38 50-37
Eddie McLane 1927-31, 32-34 38-72
Wilbur Eaton 1931-32 6-20
Chester Dillon 1918-20, 25-27 20-37
Tony Stubbs 1924-25 1-9
George W. Yarbrough 1923-24 3-8
R. C. Marshall 1920-22 6-14
R. E. Mitchell 1917-18 4-3
J. B. Longwell 1916-17 3-5
unknown  1901-05 14-10

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


OTHER NAMES: Prior to 1965, the school was known as Howard College (AL)

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