UTRGV Vaqueros basketball

UTRGV Vaqueros basketball history

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX)
UTRGV Fieldhouse
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)

Current head coach: Matt Figger (2021-)

  • Asst: Chris Buchanan (2022-)
  • Asst: Dean Cooper (2021-)
  • Asst: Nikita Johnson (2021-)
  • DBO: Joe Cronn (2021-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Tyler Guidry (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:  1  (1981)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1968)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  1-1
  • NAIA National Championships:  1  (1963)   
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1962, 1963, 1964)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  10-2

Conference Titles (Big State, Atlantic Sun, American South, Sun Belt, UBC, Great West, WAC):

Award Winners:




UTRGV head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Matt Figger 2021-Pres 8-23 0 0 0
Jai Steadman (int.) 2021 1-6 0 0 0
Lew Hill 2016-21 67-77 0 0 0
Dan Hipsher 2013-16 27-66 0 0 0
Ryan Marks 2009-13 39-89 0 0 0
Tom Schuberth 2006-09 42-45 0 0 0
Robert Davenport 2004-06 19-40 0 0 0
Bob Hoffman 1999-2004 68-77 0 0 0
Delray Brooks 1997-99 8-46 0 0 0
Mark Adams 1992-97 44-90 0 0 0
Kevin Wall 1986-92 76-95 0 0 0
Lon Kruger 1982-86 52-59 0 0 0
Bill White 1976-82 94-66 0 0 0
Abe Lemons 1973-76 55-16 0 0 0
Sam Williams 1958-73 244-160 0 4^ 1^
John Donnelly 1956-58 9-30 0 0 0
Harry Meng 1954-56 6-40 0 0 0
L.A. Youngman 1952-54 17-21 0 0 0

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


^ These tournament appearances and national titles came when the UTRGV program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; UTRGV (as UT Pan American) moved up to Division I prior to the 1968-69 season 

OTHER NAMES: In 2015, two schools – Texas-Pan American and Texas-Brownsville – merged into one, Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The new athletic program, the UTRGV Vaqueros, inherited UTPA’s history and conference membership. All records prior to the 2015-16 are for the Texas-Pan American Broncs.

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

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