Wichita State Shockers basketball

Wichita State Shockers basketball history

Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Charles Koch Arena
American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)

Current head coach: Isaac Brown (2020-)

  • Asst: Butch Pierre (2022-)
  • Asst/Recruiting: Tyson Waterman (2018-)
  • Asst: Billy Kennedy (2020-)
  • DBO: Dominic Okon (2007-)
  • DPD: Nick Jones (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  2  (1965, 2013)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  6  (1964, 1965, 1981, 2006, 2013, 2015)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  16  (1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  18-17
  • NIT Championships:  1  (2011)
  • NIT Appearances:  13  (1954, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1980, 1984, 1989, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  11-12
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2009)
  • CBI Overall Record:  1-1
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1945, 1946)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-2

Conference Titles (Missouri Valley, AAC):

Award Winners:




Wichita State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Isaac Brown 2020-Pres 31-19 1 1 0
Gregg Marshall 2007-20 331-121 5 7 0
Mark Turgeon 2000-07 128-90 1 1 0
Randy Smithson 1996-2000 55-62 0 0 0
Scott Thompson 1992-96 40-70 0 0 0
Mike Cohen 1989-92 32-56 0 0 0
Eddie Fogler 1986-89 61-32 0 2 0
Gene Smithson 1978-86 155-81 2 2 0
Harry Miller 1971-78 97-90 1 1 0
Gary Thompson 1964-71 93-94 1 1 0
Ralph Miller 1951-64 220-133 1 1 0
Ken Gunning 1948-51 26-49 0 0 0
Mel Binford 1942-48 60-52 0 2^ 0
Jack Starrett 1941-42 4-16 0 0
Bill Hennigh 1935-41 59-56 0 0
Lindsay Austin 1934-35 7-13
Gene Johnson 1928-33 75-24
Leonard Umnus 1925-28 47-14
Sam Hill 1923-25 19-21
Lamar Hoover 1916-18, 21-23 30-32
Wilmer Elfrink 1920-21 16-2
Kenneth Cassidy 1919-20 8-8
no coach 1918-19 2-11
Harry Buck 1914-16 14-15
Willis Bates 1905-08, 12-14 16-31
Roy Thomas 1909-12 12-24
no coach 1908-09 4-6

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


^ These tournament appearances came when the Wichita State program was at the NAIA level

OTHER NAMES: Fairmount College (prior to 1926), Municipal University of Wichita, or Wichita University for short (1926-1964)

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