Western Michigan Broncos basketball

Western Michigan Broncos basketball history

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
University Arena
Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Current head coach: Dwayne Stephens (2022-)

  • Asst: Jeff Rutter (2022-)
  • Asst: Manny Dosanjh (2022-)
  • Asst: Chris Fowler (2022-)
  • DBO: Cowan Olinger (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1976)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1976, 1998, 2004, 2014)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-4
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1992, 2003, 2005)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-3
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • CBI Overall Record:  2-1
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2011, 2015)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-2

Conference Titles (MAC):

Award Winners:




Western Michigan head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Dwayne Stephens 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Clayton Bates 2020-22 13-39 0 0 0
Steve Hawkins 2003-20 291-262 8 2 0
Robert McCullum 2000-03 44-45 0 0 0
Bob Donewald 1989-2000 152-154 0 1 0
Vernon Payne 1982-89 69-126 0 0 0
Les Wothke 1979-82 42-41 1 0 0
Dick Shilts 1976-79 28-56 0 0 0
Eldon Miller 1970-76 86-68 1 1 0
Clarence “Sonny” Means 1966-70 38-57 0 0 0
Don Boven 1958-66 76-112 0 0 0
Joseph Hoy 1952-58 58-71 0 0 0
Bill Perigo 1949-52 41-27 1 0 0
Herbert “Buck” Read 1922-49 345-169 0 0 0
Bill Spaulding 1913-22 77-43

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


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