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Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons
IPFW Mastodons
School Name: Purdue University Fort Wayne
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Arena: Hilliard Gates Sports Center
Capacity: 2,800
Conference: Horizon League
Head coach: Jon Coffman

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons basketball team represents Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The school's team joined the Horizon League on July 1, 2020 after 13 seasons in the Summit League. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Mastodons are currently coached by Jon Coffman.


The Mastodons originally represented Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, a joint campus of the Indiana University (IU) and Purdue University systems that was generally known as IPFW. The first season for the IPFW Mastodons was 1973–74 in NCAA Division III. The Mastodons moved to Division II effective with the 1982–83 season. Their first season in Division I was 2001–02. In 2007, they began playing in The Summit League.

After the 2015–16 season, the school changed its athletic identity to Fort Wayne Mastodons, although the university name did not change. At the end of the 2017–18 school year, the IU and Purdue systems dissolved IPFW. The school's degree programs in health sciences became part of the new Indiana University Fort Wayne, while all other degree programs (representing over 90% of the former IPFW enrollment) became part of Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). The IPFW athletic program was completely moved to PFW, and its identity changed again to Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.

The Mastodons' all-time leading scorer is Jarred Godfrey, who is playing his final year of eligibility in the 2022–23 season. His career, which began in 2018 (the final season for John Konchar, whose record Godfrey broke), lasted five years instead of the normal four because the NCAA did not count the 2020–21 season, heavily disrupted by COVID-19, against the eligibility of any basketball player. Konchar remains the program's leading rebounder.

Division I season records[]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (NCAA Division I) (2001–2006)
2001–2002[1] Doug Noll 2-20
2002–2003[2] Doug Noll 9-21
2003–2004[3] Doug Noll 3-25
2004–2005[4] Doug Noll (3-13)

Joe Pechota (4-9)[5]

2005–2006[6] Dane Fife 10-18
United Basketball Conference (NCAA Division I) (2006–2007)
2006–2007[7] Dane Fife 12-17 6-4 3rd
The Summit League (NCAA Division I) (2007–present)
2007–2008[8] Dane Fife 13-18 9-9 5th
2008–2009[9] Dane Fife 13-17 8-10 5th
2009–2010[10] Dane Fife 16-15 9-9 5th
2010–2011[11] Dane Fife 5-2 2-0
Total: 90-175

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