Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles basketball

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles basketball history

Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN)
Hooper Eblen Center, aka The Hoop
Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)

Current head coach: John Pelphrey (2019-)

  • Asst: Alex Fain (2019-)
  • Asst: Blake Gray (2019-)
  • Asst: Andrew Steele (2021-)
  • DBO: Stefan King (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1958, 1963)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1985, 2002)
  • NIT Overall Record:  3-2
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2011, 2012)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-2
  • Vegas 16 Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • Vegas 16 Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (Miss Valley, TIAC, Ohio Valley):

Award Winners:




Tennessee Tech head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
John Pelphrey 2019-Pres 25-65 0 0 0
Steve Payne 2011-19 118-134 0 0 0
Mike Sutton 2002-11 149-130 1 0 0
Jeff Lebo 1998-2002 75-43 2 0 0
Frank Harrell 1988-98 128-154 0 0 0
Tom Deaton 1980-88 106-119 1 0 0
Cliff Malpass 1976-80 34-70 0 0 0
Connie Inman 1969-76 79-94 0 0 0
Kenny Sidwell 1964-69 66-57 0 0 0
John Oldham 1955-64 118-83 3 2 0
Raymond “Bull” Brown 1948-55 74-79 0 0 0
Hooper Eblen 1947-48 18-7 0 0 0
Preston “Putty” Overall 1924-48 311-164 0 0 0

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


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