South Dakota State Jackrabbits basketball

South Dakota State Jackrabbits basketball history

South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
Frost Arena
Summit League

Current head coach: Eric Henderson (2019-)

  • Assoc. HC: Rob Klinkefus (2006-)
  • Asst: Bryan Petersen (2019-)
  • Asst: Khyle Marshall (2021-)
  • DBO: Tyler Glidden (2016-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-6
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2015, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-2
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  1  (1963)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  24  (1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  3  (1961, 1963, 1985)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  35-23
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1943, 1948, 1951, 1956)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-4

Conference Titles (NCC, UBC, Summit):

Award Winners:




South Dakota State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Eric Henderson 2019-Pres 68-22 3 1 0
T.J. Otzelberger 2016-19 70-33 2 2 0
Scott Nagy 1995-2016 410-240 3 (4^) 3 (8^) 0
Brad Soderberg 1993-95 36-18 0 0 0
Jim Thorson 1985-93 137-100 1^ 3^ 0
Gene Zulk 1974-85 176-129 2^ 4^ 0
Jim Marking 1965-74 148-80 4^ 5^ 0
Jim Iverson 1956-65 142-65 3^ 4^ 1^
Sox Walseth 1954-56 31-18 1^ 1^ 0
R.B. “Jack” Frost 1947-54 86-79 0 2^ 0
Thurlo McCrady 1941-47 62-63 1^ 1^ 0
James Baker 1937-41 41-27 1^ 0 0
R.H. “Red” Threlfall 1930-33, 36-37 26-32
Lemme Herting 1933-36 20-31
George Edmonds 1927-30 32-15 1^
Noble Redmen 1926-27 2-9
C.A. “Jack” West 1919-26 68-58
Alec Culhane 1917-19 11-4
Harry “Buck” Ewing 1912-17 14-20-1
Frederick Johnson 1911-12 2-5
J.M. Saunderson 1907-11 12-7
William Juneau 1906-07 5-3
no coach 1903-05 2-2

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

^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when South Dakota State was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; SDSU moved up to Division I prior to the 2004-05 season

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

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