Antonio Javier Pujol[1] is an American college basketball coach, and the current head coach of the North Alabama Lions men's basketball team.[2]

Tony Pujol
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorth Alabama
ConferenceAtlantic Sun
Record43–70 (.381)
Annual salary4yr/$150,000
Playing career
1986–1989Sterling (KS)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1995La Progresiva Presbyterian
1995–2004Northwest Christian Academy
2004–2006Appalachian State (assistant)
2006–2009VCU (assistant)
2009–2014Alabama (assistant)
2016–2018Wyoming (assistant)
2018–presentNorth Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall43–70 (.381)

Playing careerEdit

Pujol played both basketball and baseball at Sterling College in Kansas, where he earned all-conference honors in baseball three-straight seasons.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Pujol's coaching career began in 1992 when he became the head boys basketball coach at La Progresiva Presbyterian HS in Miami, Florida.[3] In 1995, Pujol accepted the head boys basketball coaching position at Northwest Christian Academy in Miami, where he stayed for 13 seasons and posted a 250-46 record, while winning state titles in 1999, 2003 and 2004.[2] Pujol broke through in the college ranks as an assistant coach at Appalachian State in 2004 under Houston Fancher. He stayed for two seasons before joining Anthony Grant's staff at VCU from 2006 to 2009 where he was part of three Colonial Athletic Association regular season title squads and two CAA conference tournament title winners, including an upset win over Duke in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

After the 2009 season, Pujol followed Grant to join his staff at Alabama, where he stayed until 2014, as he took a year and a half off from coaching.[3][2] Pujol returned to coaching in 2016, joining the staff at Wyoming under Allen Edwards.[4]

On April 2, 2018 Pujol was named the seventh head coach in North Alabama history, and will be the first head coach in the Division I era as the school transitions to the ASUN Conference starting in 2018.[5][2]

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Alabama Lions (ASUN Conference) (2018–present)
2018–19 North Alabama 10–22 7–9 6th
2019–20 North Alabama 13–17 8–8 5th
2020–21 North Alabama 11–10 7–8 5th
2021–22 North Alabama 9–21 2–14 6th (West)
North Alabama: 43–70 (.381) 24–39 (.381)
Total: 43–70 (.381)

      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. ^ https://govsalaries.com/pujol-antonio-javier-13861470
  2. ^ a b c d e "TONY PUJOL NAMED UNA MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH". University of North Alabama.
  3. ^ a b "Tony Pujol - Men's Basketball Coach".
  4. ^ "University of Wyoming Athletics". gowyo.com.
  5. ^ Brandon.Foster@Trib.com, Brandon Foster. "North Alabama hires Wyoming men's basketball assistant Tony Pujol as head coach".