Yale Bulldogs basketball

Yale Bulldogs basketball history

Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Payne Whitney Gymnasium
Ivy League

Current head coach: James Jones (1999-)

  • Assoc. HC: Matt Kingsley (2005-)
  • Asst: Justin Simon (2011-)
  • Asst: Alington Paul (2021-)
  • DBO: Matt Elkin (2020-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1949, 1957, 1962, 2016, 2019, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-7
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2002)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-1
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2014)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2012, 2014)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-2
  • Premo-Porretta National Championships:  (1896, 1897, 1899, 1900)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  2  (1901, 1903)

Conference Titles (Ivy League):

Award Winners:




Yale head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
James Jones 1999-Pres 352-292 5 3 0
Dick Kuchen 1986-99 151-189 0 0 0
Tom Brennan 1982-86 46-58 0 0 0
Ray Carazo 1975-82 68-114 0 0 0
Joe Vancisin 1956-75 206-242 3 2 0
Howard Hobson 1947-56 121-118 1 1 0
Ivy Williamson 1946-47 7-18 0 0 0
Red Rolfe 1942-46 48-28 0 0 0
Ken Loeffler 1935-42 61-82 0 0 0
Elmer Ripley 1929-35 82-50 1
George Taylor 1925-29 39-45 0
Joseph Fogarty 1922-25 31-29 1
Orson Kinney 1921-22 6-21 0
Albert Sharpe 1919-21 25-26 0
Walter Mace 1917-19 14-16 0
Bernie Tommers 1916-17 19-5 1
Robert Stowe 1914-16 26-11 1
Haskell Noyes 1913-14 11-7 0
Pop Foster 1912-13 5-7 0
R.B. Hyatt 1911-12 1-9 0
William Lush 1906-11 73-47-1 1
no coach 1898-1906 98-65-1 2
Dr. Henry S. Anderson 1895-98 30-19-1

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.