UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball history

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Thomas & Mack Center
Mountain West Conference (MWC)

Current head coach: Kevin Kruger (2021-)

  • Asst: Barret Peery (2022-)
  • Asst: John Cooper (2022-)
  • Asst: Jamaal Williams (2022-)
  • DBO: DeShawn Henry (2019-)
  • Recruiting: Will Saxon (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  1  (1990)
  • Final Four Appearances:  4  (1977, 1987, 1990, 1991)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  10  (1975, 1976, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2007)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  20  (1975, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  33-19
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  10  (1980, 1982, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009)
  • NIT Overall Record:  8-11
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  4  (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  4-5

Conference Titles (WCC, PCAA/Big West, WAC, Mountain West):

Award Winners:




UNLV head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Kevin Kruger 2021-Pres 18-14 0 0 0
T.J. Otzelberger 2019-21 29-30 0 0 0
Marvin Menzies 2016-19 48-48 0 0 0
Todd Simon (int.) 2016 9-8 0 0 0
Dave Rice 2011-16 98-54 0 2 0
Lon Kruger 2004-11 161-71 0 4 0
Jay Spoonhour (int.) 2004 6-4 0 0 0
Charlie Spoonhour 2001-04 54-31 0 0 0
Max Good (int.) 2000-01 13-9 0 0 0
Bill Bayno 1995-2000 94-64 2 2 0
Cleveland Edwards (int.) 1995 5-9 0 0 0
Howie Landa (int.) 1995 5-2 0 0 0
Tim Grgurich 1994-95 2-5 0 0 0
Rollie Massimino 1992-94 36-21 0 0 0
Jerry Tarkanian 1973-92 509-105 11 12 1
John Bayer 1970-73 44-36 0 0 0
Rolland Todd 1965-70 96-40 0 0 0
Ed Gregory 1963-65 40-15 0 0 0
Michael “Chub” Drakulich 1958-63 68-45 0 0 0

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

OTHER NAMES: Nevada Southern (prior to 1970)

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