Toledo Rockets basketball

Toledo Rockets basketball history

University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
John F. Savage Arena
Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Current head coach: Tod Kowalczyk (2010-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jeff Massey (2014-)
  • Asst: Justin Ingram (2017-)
  • Asst: Jordan Lauf (2018-)
  • DBO: Stevie Taylor (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1979)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1954, 1967, 1979, 1980)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-4
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1943)
  • NIT Appearances:  11  (1942, 1943, 1981, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2014, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  17-14
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-1

Conference Titles (MAC):

Award Winners:




Toledo head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Tod Kowalczyk 2010-Pres 231-161 5 0 0
Gene Cross 2008-10 11-53 0 0 0
Stan Joplin 1996-2008 202-156 4 0 0
Larry Gipson 1991-96 68-73 0 0 0
Jay Eck 1987-91 62-57 0 0 0
Bob Nichols 1965-87 375-213 4 3 0
Ed Melvin 1954-65 125-133 0 0 0
Jerry Bush 1947-54 127-58 1 1 0
Bill Orwig 1946-47 18-6 0 0 0
Rollie Boldt 1944-46 29-11 0 0 0
Burl Friddle 1942-44 27-17 0 0 0
Harold Anderson 1934-42 142-41 0 0 0
David Connelly 1926-34 48-78
Louis Moorhead 1925-26 3-8
Darrell Fox 1916-18, 20-21, 23-25 23-29
Claude Fox 1921-23 7-14
Watt Hobt 1919-20 8-3
Sam Monetta 1918-19 10-2
Harry Zimmerman 1915-16 2-1

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.