Western Illinois Leathernecks basketball

Western Illinois Leathernecks basketball history

Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)
Western Hall
Summit League

Current head coach: Rob Jeter (2020-)

  • Assoc. HC: Chad Boudreau (2020-)
  • Asst: Kyle Heikkinen (2020-)
  • Asst: Allen Hanson (2022-)
  • DBO: Kamrein Street (2021-)

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:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-0
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2012, 2013)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-2
  • TBC Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • TBC Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1959, 1980, 1981)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  2-3
  • NAIA National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1954, 1958)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  19-8

Conference Titles (IIAC, Summit League):

Award Winners:




Western Illinois head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Rob Jeter 2020-Pres 23-31 0 0 0
Billy Wright 2014-20 53-115 0 0 0
Jim Molinari 2008-14 79-104 1 0 0
Derek Thomas 2003-08 40-104 0 0 0
Jim Kerwin 1992-2003 134-175 0 0 0
Jack Margenthaler 1977-92 221-202 0 2^ 0
Walt Moore 1973-77 46-57 0 0 0
Guy Ricci 1969-73 44-58 0 0 0
Leroy “Stix” Morley 1947-69 365-215 7^ 8^ 0
Ray “Rock” Hanson 1929-41, 46-47 198-95 0 0 0
Bob Barnwell 1943-46 24-22 0 0 0
Ralph Barclay 1926-29, 42-43 47-28 0 0 0
Wix Garner 1941-42 3-8 0 0 0
Howard Hawkes 1922-26 37-14
Ray Haberman 1921-22 5-8
Charles J. Roberts 1920-21 4-6
Erskine L. Jay 1915-20 14-24
E.S. Dowell 1914-15 8-0
Albert L. Walrath 1911-14 4-7
Lewis 1910-11 0-5

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


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Western Illinois program was at either the NCAA Division II level or NAIA; WIU moved up to Division I prior to the 1981-82 season

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