UCF Knights basketball

UCF Knights basketball history

University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Addition Financial Arena
American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)

Current head coach: Johnny Dawkins (2016-)

  • Asst: Kevin Norris (2016-)
  • Asst: Robbie Laing (2016-)
  • Asst: Vince Taylor (2017-)
  • DPD: Kelvin Johnson (2017-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Ben Witherspoon (2022-)
  • DBO: Jaycob Ammerman (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-5
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2012, 2017)
  • NIT Overall Record:  3-2
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • CBI Overall Record:  2-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  6  (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  1  (1978)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  6-9

Conference Titles (SSC, Atlantic Sun, Conference USA, AAC):

Award Winners:




UCF head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Johnny Dawkins 2016-Pres 112-72 0 1 0
Donnie Jones ** 2010-16 79-88 0 0 0
Kirk Speraw ** 1993-2010 247-233 1 4 0
Joe Dean, Jr. 1989-93 37-73 0 0 0
Phil Carter 1985-89 34-76 0 0
Chuck Machock 1983-85 25-31 1^ 0 0
Torchy Clark 1969-83 274-89 5^ 6^ 0

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



^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came while the UCF program was at the Division II level; UCF moved up to Division I prior to the 1984-85 season

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