Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball

Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball history

Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, aka The Joel
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Current head coach: Steve Forbes (2020-)

  • Special Asst. to the HC: Jason Shay (2021-)
  • Asst: BJ McKie (2020-)
  • Asst: Brooks Savage (2020-)
  • Asst: Matt Woodley (2020-)
  • DBO: Frank Davis (2020-)
  • DPD: Antanas Kavaliauskas (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  1  (1962)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  9  (1953, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2004)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  23  (1939, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2017)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  28-23
  • NIT Championships(2000)
  • NIT Appearances:  7  (1983, 1985, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  12-6

Conference Titles (SoCon, ACC):

Award Winners:




Wake Forest head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Steve Forbes 2020-Pres 31-26 0 0 0
Danny Manning 2014-20 78-111 0 1 0
Jeff Bzdelik 2010-14 51-76 0 0 0
Dino Gaudio 2007-10 61-31 0 2 0
Skip Prosser 2001-07 126-68 1 4 0
Dave Odom 1989-2001 240-132 1 8 0
Bob Staak 1985-89 45-69 0 0 0
Carl Tacy 1972-85 222-149 0 4 0
Jack McCloskey 1966-72 70-89 0 0 0
Jack Murdock 1965-66 8-18 0 0 0
Bones McKinney 1957-65 122-94 1 2 0
Murray Greason 1933-57 285-243 1 2 0
Fred Emmerson 1931-33 9-16
R. S. Hayes 1925-26, 30-31 27-16
Patrick Miller 1928-30 7-19
James Baldwin 1926-28 28-17
Hank Garrity 1923-25 33-14
Phil Utley 1922-23 12-5
Bill Holding 1919-20, 21-22 20-10
J. L. White, Jr. 1920-21 7-10
Irving Carlyle 1918-19 6-9
E. T. MacDonnell 1917-18 4-12
J. R. Crozier 1905-17 95-46

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

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