Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett (born June 1, 1969)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Virginia Cavaliers
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Washington State record: 69-33 (.676)
Virginia record: 316-117 (.730)
Overall record: 385-150 (.720)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships 1  (2019)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  10  (2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: (2008, 2014, 2016, 2019)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  1  (2019)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2009, 2013, 2022)
  • ACC Regular Season Champion5  (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • ACC Tournament Champion (2014, 2018)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2009-present Virginia
2006-2009 Washington State
2004-2006 Washington State (assoc. HC)
2003-2004 Washington State (asst)
1999-2003 Wisconsin (asst)

Tony Bennett Facts

  • Anthony Guy Bennett
  • Born June 1, 1969
  • Hometown: Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: UW-Green Bay (1992)
  • Father is Dick Bennett, former head coach at Washington State, Wisconsin and Green Bay
  • Played four seasons for the Green Bay Phoenix while his father was the head coach
    • Spent three years in the NBA playing with the Charlotte Hornets, then two more years playing internationally
    • Became a player/coach of the North Harbour Vikings (New Zealand) in 1996, then just a coach for the 1998-99 season
  • After returning to the States, spent ten seasons on his father‘s coaching staff – four at Wisconsin and six at Washington State
  • Promoted in 2004 to associate head coach at Washington State before taking over the team in 2006 with his father‘s retirement
    • Lead the Cougars to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT in his three years as head coach
  • Took over the helm at Virginia in 2009, building the Cavaliers up to a consistent ACC threat
  • Along with his wife, Laurel, has a daughter and a son

Tony Bennett Coaching Tree

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