UC Riverside Highlanders basketball

UC Riverside Highlanders basketball history

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
UC Riverside Student Recreation Center
Big West Conference

Current head coach: Mike Magpayo (2020-)

  • Asst: Eddie Hill (2022-)
  • Asst: Dustin Yoder (2022-)
  • Asst: Troy Hammel (2022-)
  • DBO: Matt Hurwitz (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1995)   
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  17  (1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  3  (1970, 1989, 1995)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  29-18

Conference Titles (CCAA, Big West):

Award Winners:




UC Riverside head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Mike Magpayo 2020-Pres 30-20 0 0 0
David Patrick 2018-20 27-38 0 0 0
Justin Bell (int.) 2018 4-13 0 0 0
Dennis Cutts 2013-18 51-87 0 0 0
Jim Wooldridge 2007-13 70-112 0 0 0
Vonn Webb 2006-07 7-24 0 0 0
David Spencer 2005-06 5-23 0 0 0
John Masi 1979-2005 462-269 7^ 11^ 0
Freddie Goss 1969-79 162-111 5^ 6^ 0
Dwain Lewis 1966-69 47-30 0 0
Dr. Franklin Lindeburg 1954-66 89-151 0 0

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



^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the UC Riverside program was at the Division II level; UCR moved up to Division I prior to the 2001-02 season

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