Coastal Carolina Chanticleers men's basketball
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers men's basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Sun Belt Conference. Tony Dunkin, a former Chanticleer, is the only men's basketball player in NCAA Division I history to be named the conference player of the year all four seasons he played.
|Coastal Carolina Chanticleers|
|University||Coastal Carolina University|
|Head coach||Cliff Ellis (12th season)|
|Location||Conway, South Carolina|
|Arena||HTC Center |
|Colors||Teal, Bronze, and Black|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1991, 1993, 2014, 2015|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1990, 1991, 1993, 2014, 2015|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2010, 2011,|
Coastal Carolina has competed in the NCAA Tournament four times and have a record of 0–4. In 1991, the Chanticleers were a fifteen seed and lost 79–69 to Indiana. In 1993, the team was a sixteen seed and lost 84–53 to Michigan; Michigan later vacated the victory. The Chanticleers next appeared in 2014, as a sixteen seed, losing to first-seed Virginia, 70–59. In 2015, after beating Winthrop 81–70 for the Big South championship, the team made their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Again a sixteen seen, the Chanticleers lost to eventual tournament runner-up Wisconsin, 86–72.
The Chanticleers have also appeared in two National Invitation Tournaments (NIT), where they have a record of 0–2, two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT), where they have a record of 3–2, and one College Basketball Invitational (CBI), where they have a record of 4–2.
NCAA tournament resultsEdit
|1991||First Round||(2) Indiana||L 69–79|
|1993||First Round||(1) Michigan||L 53–84*|
|2014||Second Round||(1) Virginia||L 59–70|
|2015||Second Round||(1) Wisconsin||L 72–86|
*Michigan's win later vacated.
Note: From 2011-2015, the tournament's First Round consisted of the First Four play-in games.
|2010||First Round||(2) UAB||L 49–65|
|2011||First Round||(1) Alabama||L 44–68|
|2012||First Round||Old Dominion||L 66–68|
The Chanticleers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 6-3.
Current coaching staffEdit
|Cliff Ellis||Head Basketball Coach|
|Benny Moss||Associate Head Coach|
|Patrice Days||Assistant Coach|
|Patrick Blake||Assistant Coach|
|Matt Hurt||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Travis Eaton||Video Coordinator|
|Bonnie Neal||Administrative Assistant|
|Evan Beaty||Graduate Assistant|
|Trey Rakes||Graduate Assistant|
|Warren Gillis||Special Assistant; Quality Control|
|Matt Donelson||Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning|
Head coaching historyEdit
Updated through results of the 2017–18 season.
|Head coach||Years||Overall record||Conference record|
|Dan Selwa||1974–1975||6–17 (.241)||—|
|Russ Bergman||1975–1994||306–246 (.554)||75–41 (.647)|
|Michael Hopkins||1994–1998||30–76 (.283)||14–42 (.250)|
|Pete Strickland||1998–2005||70–127 (.355)||42–56 (.429)|
|Buzz Peterson||2005–2007||35–25 (.583)||19–11 (.633)|
|Cliff Ellis||2007–present||213–147 (.592)||116–74 (.611)|
- "Coastal Carolina University Graphic Standards" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "NCAA Basketball Tournament History: Coastal Carolina". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
- "NCAA gamecast - Winthrop vs Coastal Carolina". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "Coastal Carolina University Chanticleer Fact Book" (PDF). goccusports.com. 2017–18. Retrieved July 1, 2018 – via cstv.com.