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List of VMI Keydets head basketball coaches

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Current VMI head coach Duggar Baucom is the school's all-time wins leader.

The VMI Keydets basketball program competes in the Southern Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I, representing the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The program has had 26 head coaches since its inception in 1908–09.

The school's first team was led by Pete Krebs, who guided the Keydets to a 3–3 record in his only season as head coach. After 16 years playing as an independent, VMI joined the Southern Conference in 1924, where they would play for nearly eighty years until joining the Big South Conference in 2003. VMI has had only three NCAA tournament appearances in hits history, the first of which came in 1964 under L. F. "Weenie" Miller. VMI was eliminated in the first round with an 86–60 loss to Princeton.

VMI's most successful run occurred in the late 1970s where Bill Blair led the Keydets to wins over Tennessee and DePaul after a 22–10 campaign in 1975–76. The Keydets finally fell to Rutgers in the Elite 8, 91–75. After Blair departed for Colorado, Charlie Schmaus took over and, with a roster of VMI Hall of Famer Ron Carter alongside Will Bynum, Dave Montgomery, and John Krovic,[1] guided VMI to its best season in school history with a 26–4 record and their third NCAA tournament appearance, where they defeated Duquesne 73–66, and lost to Kentucky in the following round by a score of 93–78.[2] At the season's end, VMI was ranked #20 in the AP Poll, the school's first and only final AP ranking to this date.[3]

Duggar Baucom, VMI's most recent head coach, had led the Keydets since 2005, and is the program's all-time wins leader with 151 wins as of the end of the 2014–15 season.

Key

Coaches

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
# Name Season(s) GC W L W% CW CL C% Reg. Champs Tourn. Champs Awards
1 Krebs, PetePete Krebs 1908–09 6 3 3 .500
2 Pratt, F. J.F. J. Pratt 1909–10 7 2 5 .286
3 Mitchell, J.J. Mitchell 1910–11 8 3 5 .375
4 Brummage, AlphaAlpha Brummage 1911–1913 23 14 9 .609
5 Raftery, W. C.W. C. Raftery 1913–14, 1922–34 180 68 112 .378 18 61 .228
6 Gorton, FrankFrank Gorton 1914–17 36 26 10 .722
7 Abell, EarlEarl Abell 1917–19 26 14 12 .538
8 Spruhan, PinkyPinky Spruhan 1919–22 47 38 9 .809
9 Summers, FrankFrank Summers 1934–36, 1947–49 73 12 61 .164 6 39 .133
10 Hubert, AllisonAllison Hubert 1936–37, 1942–43 33 14 19 .424 12 16 .429
11 Elmore, AlbertAlbert Elmore 1937–38 15 4 11 .267 2 7 .222
12 Walker, JimmyJimmy Walker 1938–42 66 27 39 .409 21 28 .429
13 Daher, JoeJoe Daher 1943–45 26 2 24 .077 1 9 .100
14 McWilliams, JayJay McWilliams 1945–46 11 1 10 .091 1 6 .143
15 Roberts, LloydLloyd Roberts 1946–47 19 4 15 .211 1 11 .083
16 O'Hara, BillBill O'Hara 1949–52 66 10 56 .152 7 35 .167
17 Noe, ChuckChuck Noe 1952–55 68 24 46 .343 11 30 .268
18 Null, JackJack Null 1955–58 70 12 58 .171 5 36 .122
19 Miller, WeenieWeenie Miller 1958–64 124 41 83 .331 27 58 .318 1
20 McPherson, GaryGary McPherson 1964–69 109 32 77 .294 25 50 .333
21 Schuler, MikeMike Schuler 1969–72 76 13 63 .171 6 31 .162
22 Blair, BillBill Blair 1972–76 108 48 60 .444 21 27 .438 1
23 Schmaus, CharlieCharlie Schmaus 1976–82 165 75 90 .455 27 51 .346 1
24 Fletcher, MartyMarty Fletcher 1982–86 112 37 75 .330 17 47 .266
25 Cantafio, JoeJoe Cantafio 1986–94 226 79 147 .350 36 88 .290
26 Bellairs, BartBart Bellairs 1994–05 307 116 191 .378 61 108 .361
27 Baucom, DuggarDuggar Baucom 2005–2015 280 151 158 .489 75 91 .452

References

General

Specific

  1. ^ Hannon, Kent (14 February 1977). "Winning Is The Order Of The Day". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ VMI Athletic History - A Brief Look
  3. ^ 1977 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll