St. John’s Red Storm basketball

St. John’s Red Storm basketball history

St. John’s University (Queens, NY)
Madison Square Garden / Carnesecca Arena
Big East Conference

Current head coach: Mike Anderson (2019-)

  • Assoc. HC: TJ Cleveland (2019-)
  • Assoc. HC: Van Macon (2019-)
  • Asst: Greg Vetrone (2021-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Paul Pressey (2019-)
  • DBO: Chris Huey (2018-)
  • CBO: Zendon Hamilton (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1952)
  • Final Four Appearances:  2  (1952, 1985)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  7  (1967, 1969, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1999)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  29  (1951, 1952, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2011, 2015, 2019) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  27-31 **
  • NIT Championships:  5  (1943, 1944, 1959, 1965, 1989) **
  • NIT Appearances:  29  (1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1989, 1995, 2010, 2013, 2014) **
  • NIT Overall Record:  40-30 **
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2009)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • Premo-Porretta National Championships:  (1911)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1911)

Conference Titles (Metro NY, ECAC, Big East):

Award Winners:




St. John’s head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Mike Anderson 2019-Pres 50-41 0 0 0
Chris Mullin 2015-19 59-73 0 1 0
Steve Lavin 2010-15 92-72 0 2 0
Norm Roberts 2004-10 81-101 0 0 0
Kevin Clark (int.) ** 2004 2-17 0 0 0
Mike Jarvis ** 1998-2004 66-60 0 2 0
Fran Fraschilla 1996-98 35-24 0 1 0
Brian Mahoney 1992-96 56-58 0 1 0
Lou Carnesecca 1965-70, 73-92 526-200 5 18 0
Frank Mulzoff 1970-73 56-27 1 0
Joe Lapchick 1936-47, 56-65 334-130 6 1 0
Alfred “Dusty” DeStefano 1952-56 49-38 0 0 0
Frank McGuire 1947-52 102-36 3 2 0
James “Buck” Freeman 1927-36 177-31 0
John Crenny 1917-21, 22-27 105-86
Edward Kelleher 1921-22 10-11
Joseph O’Shea 1911-12, 14-17 43-27
Claude Allen 1910-11, 12-14 33-19
Harry Fisher 1909-10 15-5
P. Joseph Kersey 1908-09 9-6
Rev. John Chestnut 1907-08 4-8

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



** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA.

OTHER NAMES: Prior to 1994, the St. John’s athletic programs were known by the nickname “Redmen”

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