SIU Edwardsville Cougars basketball

SIU Edwardsville Cougars basketball history

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
First Community Arena, aka The Vadalabene Center, The VC
Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)

Current head coach: Brian Barone (2019-)

  • Assoc. HC: Colin Schneider (2019-)
  • Asst: Ryan Hellenthal (2022-)
  • Asst: Angres Thorpe (2023-)
  • Asst: Darreon Reddick (2023-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Mike Waldo (2018-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  5  (1986, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2006)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  6-5

Conference Titles (Great Lakes Valley, Ohio Valley):

Award Winners:




SIU Edwardsville head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Brian Barone 2019-Pres 47-75 0 0 0
Jon Harris 2015-19 31-88 0 0 0
Lennox Forrester 2007-15 82-146 0 0 0
Marty Simmons 2002-07 88-59 1^ 2^ 0
Jack Margenthaler 1992-2002 112-150 0 0 0
Larry Graham 1984-92 147-84 0 3^ 0
no team 1983-84
Tom Pugliese 1981-83 17-40 0 0 0
Jim Dudley 1970-81 146-143 0 0 0
Harry Gallatin 1967-70 19-31 0 0 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 SIU Edwardsville program was at the Division II level; SIUE moved up to Division I prior to the 2008-09 season

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