Todd Bozeman

Todd Bozeman (born December 5, 1963)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Rhode Island Rams (Head coach: David Cox)
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Teams coached: California Golden Bears, Morgan State Bears
California record: 35-62 (.361) **
Morgan State record: 154-218 (.414) **
Overall record: 189-280 (.403) **

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1993, 1994, 2009, 2010) **
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1993)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2008)
  • MEAC Regular Season Champion:  3  (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • MEAC Tournament Champion:  3  (2009, 2010)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Rhode Island (asst)
2006-2019 Morgan State
1993-1996 California
1990-1993 California (asst)
1988-1990 Tulane (asst)
1987-1988 George Mason (asst)

Todd Bozeman Facts

  • Todd Anthony Bozeman
  • Born December 5, 1963
  • Hometown: Forestville, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: University of Rhode Island (BA, 1986)
  • Played at URI under head coaches Brendan Malone and Claude English
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant at Potomac HS (MD) then spent one year assisting Ernie Nestor at George Mason
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant under Perry Clark at Tulane and then two full seasons under Lou Campanelli at Cal
    • Campanelli was fired with ten games to go in the 1992-93 season and Bozeman was named interim head coach; led the Bears into the NCAA Tournament and an upset of two-time defending champs Duke to reach the Sweet Sixteen
      • Became the youngest coach to ever reach that point of the NCAA Tourney at age 29
    • Given the head coach job permanently following this performance
  • His time in Berkeley would unfortunately end in scandal and resignation: Bozeman admitted to paying $30k over two years to a Cal player’s parents after those parents turned him into the NCAA
    • The program was forced to vacate all games in which that player – Jelani Gardner – participated in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, which included a 1996 NCAA Tournament appearance and loss
    • Bozeman was given an eight-year show-cause penalty, effectively keeping him out of the NCAA through 2005
  • Spent the next ten seasons working as a scout and assistant coach with various NBA teams
  • Returned to college in 2006 as the new head coach at Morgan State; Bozeman became the first head coach to get hired again at a Division I college after being given a show-cause penalty
  • In May 2021, Bozeman returned to alma mater Rhode Island as an assistant coach under David Cox
  • Along with his wife, TeLethea, has three children

Todd Bozeman Coaching Tree

  • Billy Kennedy (Texas A&M, Murray State, SE Louisiana, Centenary)
  • Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets)

 

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

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