Bryan Mullins

Bryan Mullins (born January 13, 1987) is a former American basketball player and current college basketball coach. He is currently head coach of the Southern Illinois Salukis men's basketball team.[1][2]

Bryan Mullins
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSouthern Illinois
ConferenceMVC
Record16–16 (.500)
Biographical details
Born (1987-01-13) January 13, 1987 (age 33)
Downers Grove, Illinois
Playing career
2005–2009Southern Illinois
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2013–2019Loyola (IL) (asst.)
2019–presentSouthern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall16–16 (.500)

Playing careerEdit

Mullins was a four-year letterwinner at Southern Illinois for coach Chris Lowery where he was part of the Salukis' Sweet 16 run in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.[3] He was also a two-time Academic All-American at the school. Following graduation, Mullins played four years of professional basketball in France.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring from professional basketball, Mullins joined Porter Moser's staff at Loyola, rising the ranks from director of basketball operations up to associate head coach.[4] He was on staff during Loyola's historic Final Four run at the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

On March 20, 2019 Mullins was named the 14th head coach in Southern Illinois history, replacing Barry Hinson.[1][5]

In Mullins' first season as Salukis head coach, he led the team to a 10-8 conference record including a seven game winning streak and finished 5th despite the team being picked last in the conference before the season. Mullins was picked 2nd for Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year trailing Northern Iowa's Ben Jacobson.

Personal lifeEdit

Mullins comes from a basketball family. His father Mike is the founder of the Illinois Wolves AAU program, while his older brother Brendan is a former college basketball player at Saint Michael's College and assistant basketball coach at Southern Illinois Salukis.[6][7].

Head coaching recordEdit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southern Illinois Salukis (MVC) (2019–present)
2019–20 Southern Illinois 16–16 10–8 5th
Southern Illinois: 16–16 (.500) 10–8 (.556)
Total: 16–16 (.500)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bryan Mullins named Saluki Basketball head coach". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  2. ^ a b "Bryan Mullins - Head Coach - Staff Directory". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  3. ^ "Bryan Mullins College Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "Bryan Mullins - Men's Basketball Coach". Loyola University Chicago Athletics.
  5. ^ Hefferman, Les Winkeler, Todd. "SIU announces Bryan Mullins as next Saluki Basketball coach". The Southern.
  6. ^ "Five things to know about Bryan Mullins". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  7. ^ "Brendan Mullins - Men's Basketball Coach". Illinois State University Athletics.