Wayne Morgan

Wayne Morgan (born October 7, 1950)

Teams coached: Long Beach State 49ers, Iowa State Cyclones
Long Beach State record: 91-84 (.520)
Iowa State record: 55-39 (.585)
Overall record^: 146-123 (.543)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2005)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2000, 2004)
  • Big West Regular Season Champion:  1  (2000)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2009-2013 Hofstra (asst)
2003-2006 Iowa State
2002-2003 Iowa State (asst)
1996-2002 Long Beach State
1984-1996 Syracuse (asst)
1979-1984 Xavier (asst)
1975-1979 Dartmouth (asst)
1974-1975 Dutchess CC
1973-1974 Ithaca (asst)

Wayne Morgan Facts

  • Wayne Morgan
  • Born October 7, 1950
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Alma Mater: St. Lawrence University (BA, 1973)
  • Played basketball for head coach Rick Cassara at D-III St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY
  • Started career as an assistant under Darryl Lehnus at D-III Ithaca College, then as head coach at Dutchess CC (NY)
  • Moved to the D-I ranks in 1975, spending four seasons as an assistant under Gary Walters at Dartmouth
  • Joined Bob Staak‘s staff at Xavier in 1979, working with the Musketeers for five seasons
  • Returned to his home state in 1984, spending the next 12 years assisting Jim Boeheim at Syracuse
    • Was there for 11 NCAA Tournaments, including NCAA Runner-up finishes in 1987 and 1996
  • Hired as the head coach at Long Beach State in 1996, coaching the 49ers for six seasons
  • Joined Larry Eustachy‘s staff at Iowa State in 2002 and became the Cyclones’ head coach in 2003
    • Was the first African-American head coach in the program’s history
    • Reached the NIT semifinals in year one and NCAA second round in year two
    • Fired in March 2006 after three years; Morgan was 55-39 overall and finished above .500 each season
  • In 2009, after a few years out of coaching, Morgan joined the coaching staff at Hofstra
    • Coached with the Pride for four seasons, the first under Tom Pecora and the rest under Mo Cassara

Wayne Morgan Coaching Tree

  • Michael Schwartz (East Carolina)
  • Bob Sundvold (Missouri St. Louis, Kansas City Knights)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only