BYU–Hawaii Seasiders men's basketball

The BYU–Hawaii Seasiders men's basketball team represented Brigham Young University–Hawaii in NCAA Division II college basketball play. The team attended 6 NAIA Tournaments and 11 NCAA D2 Tournaments. The Seasiders participated as members of the Pacific West Conference.

BYU–Hawaii Seasiders
UniversityBrigham Young University–Hawaii
ConferencePacific West Conference
LocationLaie, Hawaii
ArenaGeorge Q. Cannon Activities Center
(Capacity: 4,500)
ColorsCrimson and gold[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

NCAA tournament runner-up
NCAA tournament Final Four
NCAA tournament Elite Eight
2009, 2010, 2011
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
2009, 2010, 2011
NCAA tournament second round
2004, 2009, 2010, 2011
NCAA tournament appearances
2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
Conference regular season champions
1999–2000, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2009–10


BYU-Hawaii fielded its first collegiate basketball team in 1978. As members of the NAIA, they were able to develop early rivalries with fellow state schools Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific University, and University of Hawaii at Hilo. In their 39-year history, the Seasiders won 761 games, 56.5% of the games they played. The Seasiders were also one of the founders of the Pacific West Conference.

While in the NAIA, BYU-Hawaii made the tournament 6 times, Four of those appearances occurred under coach Ken Wagner. In his second season, Wagner led BYU-Hawaii to the 1992 NAIA Final Four. Wagner would lead the Seasiders back to the NAIA Playoffs in 1996, 1997, and 1998 with two second round appearances and a first round appearance.

The Seasiders would transition to NCAA D2 status in the 1998–99 season.

In April 2014, BYU-Hawaii announced that it was phasing out all intercollegiate sports to concentrate on recruiting international students. The 2016-17 season was the Seasiders' last.[2]


Name Seasons Record Win. Pctg.
Dan Smith 1978–79 11–21 34.4
Ted Chidester 1979–87 119–105 62.5
Charles Hess 1987–90 53–46 67.7
Ken Wagner 1990–2016 572–392 68.5
Gabriel Roberts 2016–17 6-20 23

Individual honorsEdit

National Player of the YearEdit

  • Lucas Alves (2008–09)[3]

Conference Player of the YearEdit


Individual recordsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ BYU–Hawaii Graphic Identity Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "BYU-Hawaii prepares to close the door on a successful era of intercollegiate athletics". Deseret News. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  3. ^ Alves Wins Daktronics Player Of The Year
  4. ^ Alves repeats as player of year
  5. ^ a b Marques Whippy – Latter Day Sports

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