Tennessee Volunteers basketball

Tennessee Volunteers basketball history

University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Thompson-Boling Arena
Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Current head coach: Rick Barnes (2015-)

  • Assoc. HC: Justin Gainey (2021-)
  • Asst: Rod Clark (2021-)
  • Asst: Gregg Polinsky (2022-)
  • DBO: Mary-Carter Eggert (2015-)
  • DPD: Bryan Lentz (2018-)
  • DSAD: Ken McDonald (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  8  (1967, 1981, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2019)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  24  (1967, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  23-25
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  13  (1945, 1969, 1971, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013)
  • NIT Overall Record:  13-13

Conference Titles (SoCon, SEC):

Award Winners:




Tennessee head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Rick Barnes 2015-Pres 150-81 1 4 0
Donnie Tyndall 2014-15 16-16 0 0 0
Cuonzo Martin 2011-14 63-41 0 1 0
Bruce Pearl 2005-11 145-61 3 6 0
Buzz Peterson 2001-05 61-59 0 0 0
Jerry Green 1997-2001 89-36 2 4 0
Kevin O’Neill 1994-97 30-56 0 0 0
Wade Houston 1989-94 65-90 0 0 0
Don DeVoe 1978-89 204-137 1 6 0
Cliff Wettig 1977-78 11-16 0 0 0
Ray Mears 1962-77 278-112 3 3 0
John Sines 1959-62 26-45 0 0 0
Emmett Lowery 1947-59 169-110 0 0 0
John Mauer 1938-47 126-40 2 0 0
Blair Gullion 1935-38 47-19 1
W.H. Britton 1926-35 80-73
Mark Banks 1921-26 52-33
John Bender 1916-17, 19-21 29-15
R.H. Fitzgerald 1917-19 5-15
Zora Clevenger 1911-16 50-14
Alex Stone 1910-11 7-9
no coach 1908-10 9-13

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.