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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
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Team information
University Wake Forest University
Division Division I
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference.png ACC
Location Wiston-Salem, North Carolina
Arena Joel Coliseum
Team colors           Black and Old Gold
Head coach Danny Manning
Championships
none
Conference championships
1961, 1962, 1995, 1996

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference and their homecourt is the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Their only Final Four appearance was in 1962 and through the years they have produced several NBA players. The Demon Deacons have won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament four times, in 1961, 1962, 1995, and 1996. Wake Forest's biggest rivalries are with the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack. The current coach is Jeff Bzdelik, who was hired on April 13, 2010.

Notable players

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
  • Marc Blucas
  • Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues
  • Skip Brown
  • Dave Budd
  • Len Chappell
  • Randolph Childress
  • Charlie Davis
  • Tim Duncan
  • Justin Gray
  • Kenny Green
  • Dickie Hemric
  • Josh Howard
  • James Johnson
  • Rusty Larue
  • Gil McGregor
  • Jack Murdock
  • Billy Packer
  • Chris Paul
  • Rodney Rogers
  • Delaney Rudd
  • Darius Songaila
  • Ishmael Smith
  • Jeff Teague
  • Eric Williams
  • Loren Woods
  • Danny Young
  • Robert O'Kelley

Coaches

Current coaching staff

  • Jeff Bzdelik - Head Coach
  • Jeff Battle - Associate Head Coach
  • Rusty Larue - Assistant Coach
  • Mark Pope - Assistant Coach
  • Walt Corbean - Director of Basketball Operations

Former head coaches

  • Dino Gaudio (2007–10)
  • Skip Prosser (2001–07)
  • Dave Odom (1989–2001)
  • Bob Staak (1985–89)
  • Carl Tacy (1972–85)
  • Jack McCloskey (1966–72)
  • Jack Murdock (1965–66)
  • Bones McKinney (1957–65)
  • Murray Greason (1933–43, 1945–57; no team in 1944) [1]
  • Fred Emmerson (1931–33)
  • Pat Miller (1928–30)
  • James Baldwin (1926–28)
  • R. S. Hayes (1925–26, 1930–31)
  • Hank Garrity (1923–25, simultaneously football coach)
  • Phil Utley (1922–23)
  • J. L. White, Jr. (1920–21)
  • Bill Holding (1919–20, 1921–22)
  • Irving Carlyle (1918–19)
  • E. T. MacDonnell (1917–18)
  • J. R. Crozier (1906–17)

Seasons

Season Conference Head Coach Total
Wins
Total
Losses
Conference
Wins
Conference
Losses
Conference
Standing
Conference
Tournament
Post
Season
Final
AP
rank
Ref
1906 J.R. Crozier 3 3 [1]
1906-07 J.R. Crozier 4 0 [1]
1907-08 J.R. Crozier 8 3 [1]
1908-09 J.R. Crozier 6 1 [1]
1909-10 J.R. Crozier 1 0 [1]
1910-11 J.R. Crozier 8 7 [1]
1911-12 J.R. Crozier 9 6 [1]
1912-13 J.R. Crozier 9 7 [1]
1913-14 J.R. Crozier 10 7 [1]
1914-15 J.R. Crozier 12 4 [1]
1915-16 J.R. Crozier 16 2 [1]
1916-17 J.R. Crozier 9 6 [1]
1917-18 E. T. MacDonnell 4 12 [1]
1918-19 Irving Carlyle 6 10 [1]
1919-20 Bill Holding 9 4 [1]
1920-21 J.L. White, Jr. 7 10 [1]
1921-22 Bill Holding 11 6 [1]
1922-23 Phil Utley 12 5 [1]
1923-24 Hank Garrity 18 7 [1]
1924-25 Hank Garrity 15 7 [1]
1925-26 R.S. Hayes 13 6 [1]
1926-27 James Baldwin 22 3 [1]
1927-28 James Baldwin 6 14 [1]
1928-29 Pat Miller 5 9 [1]
1929-30 Pat Miller 2 11 [1]
1930-31 R.S. Hayes 8 10 [1]
1931-32 Fred Emmerson 4 8 [1]
1932-33 Fred Emmerson 5 8 [1]
1933-34 Murray Greason 5 9 [1]
1934-35 Murray Greason 6 10 [1]
1935-36 Murray Greason 9 12 [1]
1936-37 Southern Conference Murray Greason 15 6 9 4 3rd Semifinalist [1]
1937-38 Southern Conference Murray Greason 7 12 7 8 9th Semifinalist [1]
1938-39 Southern Conference Murray Greason 18 6 15 3 1st Quarterfinalist NCAA Elite 8 [1]
1939-40 Southern Conference Murray Greason 13 9 10 5 4th Semifinalist [1]
1940-41 Southern Conference Murray Greason 9 9 7 6 8th Quarterfinalist [1]
1941-42 Southern Conference Murray Greason 16 8 13 5 3rd Semifinalist [1]
1942-43 Southern Conference Murray Greason 1 10 1 10 14th [1]
1944-45 Southern Conference Murray Greason 3 14 0 6 13th [1]
1945-46 Southern Conference Murray Greason 12 6 8 5 4th Finalist [1]
1946-47 Southern Conference Murray Greason 11 13 8 9 11th [1]
1947-48 Southern Conference Murray Greason 18 11 8 7 t-8th 1st Round [1]
1948-49 Southern Conference Murray Greason 11 13 7 7 t-7th 1st Round [1]
1949-50 Southern Conference Murray Greason 14 16 11 8 7th Semifinalist [1]
1950-51 Southern Conference Murray Greason 16 14 8 9 t-10th [1]
1951-52 Southern Conference Murray Greason 10 19 7 9 10th [1]
1952-53 Southern Conference Murray Greason 22 7 12 3 t-2nd Champion NCAA Sweet 16 [1]
1953-54 Atlantic Coast Conference Murray Greason 17 12 8 4 3rd Finalist [1]
1954-55 Atlantic Coast Conference Murray Greason 17 10 8 6 t-4th Semifinalist [1]
1955-56 Atlantic Coast Conference Murray Greason 19 9 10 4 t-3rd Finalist 18 [1]
1956-57 Atlantic Coast Conference Murray Greason 19 9 7 7 t-4th Semifinalist 18 [1]
1957-58 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 6 17 3 11 t-7th 1st Round [1]
1958-59 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 10 14 5 9 t-6th 1st Round [1]
1959-60 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 21 7 12 2 t-1st Finalist 19 [1]
1960-61 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 19 11 11 3 2nd Champion NCAA Elite 8 [1]
1961-62 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 22 9 12 2 1st Champion NCAA Final 4 [1]
1962-63 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 16 10 11 3 2nd Finalist [1]
1963-64 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 16 11 9 5 2nd Finalist [1]
1964-65 Atlantic Coast Conference Bones McKinney 12 15 6 8 5th Semifinalist [1]
1965-66 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack Murdock 8 18 4 10 t-6th 1st Round [1]
1966-67 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack McCloskey 9 18 5 9 t-5th Semifinalist [1]
1967-68 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack McCloskey 5 21 3 11 t-7th 1st Round [1]
1968-69 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack McCloskey 18 9 8 6 t-3rd Semifinalist [1]
1969-70 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack McCloskey 14 13 6 8 5th Semifinalist [1]
1970-71 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack McCloskey 16 10 7 7 4th 1st Round [1]
1971-72 Atlantic Coast Conference Jack McCloskey 8 18 3 9 6th 1st Round [1]
1972-73 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 12 15 3 9 7th Semifinalist [1]
1973-74 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 13 13 3 9 6th 1st Round [1]
1974-75 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 13 13 2 10 t-6th 1st Round [1]
1975-76 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 17 10 5 7 t-4th 1st Round [1]
1976-77 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 22 8 8 4 t-2nd 1st Round NCAA Elite 8 9 [1]
1977-78 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 19 10 6 6 t-4th Finalist [1]
1978-79 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 12 15 3 9 t-6th 1st Round [1]
1979-80 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 13 14 4 10 7th 1st Round [1]
1980-81 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 22 7 9 5 3rd Semifinalist NCAA 2nd Round 11 [1]
1981-82 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 21 9 9 5 3rd Semifinalist NCAA 2nd Round 18 [1]
1982-83 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 20 12 7 7 5th 1st Round NIT Semifinalist [1]
1983-84 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 23 9 7 7 t-3rd Semifinalist NCAA Elite 8 19 [1]
1984-85 Atlantic Coast Conference Carl Tacy 15 14 5 9 t-6th 1st Round NIT 1st Round [1]
1985-86 Atlantic Coast Conference Bob Staak 8 21 0 14 8th 1st Round [1]
1986-87 Atlantic Coast Conference Bob Staak 14 15 2 12 7th Semifinalist [1]
1987-88 Atlantic Coast Conference Bob Staak 10 18 3 11 8th 1st Round [1]
1988-89 Atlantic Coast Conference Bob Staak 13 15 3 11 7th 1st Round [1]
1989-90 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 12 16 3 11 8th 1st Round [1]
1990-91 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 19 11 8 6 t-3rd 1st Round NCAA 2nd Round [1]
1991-92 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 17 12 7 9 6th Quarterfinalist NCAA 1st Round [1]
1992-93 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 21 9 10 6 t-3rd Quarterfinalist NCAA Sweet 16 16 [1]
1993-94 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 21 12 9 7 3rd Semifinalist NCAA 2nd Round [1]
1994-95 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 26 6 12 4 t-1st Champion NCAA Sweet 16 3 [1]
1995-96 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 26 6 12 4 2nd Champion NCAA Elite 8 9 [1]
1996-97 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 24 7 11 5 t-2nd Semifinalist NCAA 2nd Round 9 [1]
1997-98 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 16 14 7 9 t-4th Quarterfinalist NIT 2nd Round [1]
1998-99 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 17 14 7 9 4th Quarterfinalist NIT 2nd Round [1]
1999–2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 22 14 7 9 5th Semifinalist NIT Champion [1]
2000-01 Atlantic Coast Conference Dave Odom 19 11 8 8 t-5th Quarterfinalist NCAA 1st Round 23 [1]
2001-02 Atlantic Coast Conference Skip Prosser 21 13 9 7 t-3rd Semifinalist NCAA 2nd Round [1]
2002-03 Atlantic Coast Conference Skip Prosser 25 6 13 3 1st Semifinalist NCAA 2nd Round 8 [1]
2003-04 Atlantic Coast Conference Skip Prosser 21 10 9 7 t-3rd Quarterfinalist NCAA Sweet 16 17 [1]
2004-05 Atlantic Coast Conference Skip Prosser 27 6 13 3 2nd Quarterfinalist NCAA 2nd Round 5 [1]
2005-06 Atlantic Coast Conference Skip Prosser 17 17 3 13 12th Semifinalist NIT 1st Round [1]
2006-07 Atlantic Coast Conference Skip Prosser 15 16 5 11 t-10th Quarterfinalist [1]
2007-08 Atlantic Coast Conference Dino Gaudio 17 13 7 9 t-7th 1st Round [1]
2008-09 Atlantic Coast Conference Dino Gaudio 24 7 11 5 t-2nd Quarterfinalist NCAA 1st Round 12 [1]
2009-10 Atlantic Coast Conference Dino Gaudio 20 11 9 7 t-5th 1st Round NCAA 2nd Round [1]
Totals:
104 Seasons
2 Conferences 20 Head Coaches 1,421 1,070 525 524

Awards and honors

Awards

ACC Coach of the Year:

  • Murray Greason - 1956
  • Bones McKinney - 1960, 1961
  • Dave Odom - 1991, 1994, 1995
  • Skip Prosser - 2003

ACC Player of the Year:

  • Dickie Hemric - 1954, 1955
  • Len Chappell - 1961, 1962
  • Charlie Davis - 1971
  • Rod Griffin - 1977
  • Rodney Rogers - 1993
  • Tim Duncan - 1996, 1997
  • Josh Howard - 2003

ACC Rookie of the Year:

  • Rodney Rogers - 1991
  • Robert O'Kelley - 1998
  • Chris Paul - 2004

All-Americans

Year Player(s)
1954 Dickie Hemric
1955 Dickie Hemric
1957 Jackie Murdock
1961 Len Chappell
1962 Len Chappell
1971 Charlie Davis
1977 Skip Brown, Rod Griffin
1978 Rod Griffin
1981 Frank Johnson
1993 Rodney Rogers
1995 Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan
1996 Tim Duncan
1997 Tim Duncan
2003 Josh Howard
2005 Chris Paul
2009 Jeff Teague
2010 Al-Farouq Aminu

All-ACC Players

  • The players are all first team All-ACC, unless otherwise noted
Year Player(s)
1954 Dickie Hemric, Lowell Davis*
1955 Dickie Hemric, Lowell Davis*
1956 Lowell Davis, Jackie Murdock*
1957 Jackie Murdock, Jack Williams, Ernie Wiggins*
1958 Dave Budd*
1960 Len Chappell, Dave Budd*, Billy Packer*
1961 Len Chappell, Billy Packer
1962 Len Chappell, Dave Wiedeman*,
1963 Dave Wiedeman
1964 Frank Christie, Butch Hassell*, Ronny Watts*
1965 Bob Leonard, Ronny Watts*
1966 Bob Leonard, Paul Long*
1967 Paul Long
1969 Charlie Davis
1970 Charlie Davis
1971 Charlie Davis
1973 Tony Byers*
1974 Tony Byers*
1975 Skip Brown
1976 Skip Brown*, Rod Griffin*
1977 Skip Brown, Rod Griffin
1978 Rod Griffin, Frank Johnson*
1979 Frank Johnson*
1981 Frank Johnson
1982 Jim Johnstone*
1984 Kenny Green*, Anthony Teachey*
1985 Kenny Green*
1987 Tyrone Bogues
1988 Sam Ivy*
1991 Rodney Rogers*
1992 Rodney Rogers
1993 Rodney Rogers, Randolph Childress*
1994 Randolph Childress, Trelonnie Owens**
1995 Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan
1996 Tim Duncan
1997 Tim Duncan, Tony Rutland**
1999 Robert O'Kelley*
2000 Darius Songaila**
2001 Josh Howard*
2002 Darius Songaila*, Josh Howard**
2003 Josh Howard, Vytas Danelius*
2004 Justin Gray, Chris Paul**
2005 Chris Paul, Justin Gray*, Eric Williams*
2006 Justin Gray*, Eric Williams**
2007 Kyle Visser**
2008 James Johnson**
2009 Jeff Teague*, James Johnson**
2010 Al-Farouq Aminu*, Ishmael Smith*
  • (*) Denotes 2nd Team All-ACC
  • (**) Denotes 3rd Team All-ACC

Players in the NBA Draft

Year Player Round # Pick # Overall # Team
1955 Dickie Hemric 2nd 4 10 Boston Celtics
1960 Dave Budd 2nd 2 10 New York Knicks
1962 Len Chappell 1st 4 4 Syracuse Nationals
1963 Bob Woollard 7th 1 54 New York Knicks
1965 Ron Watts 2nd 9 17 Boston Celtics
1967 Paul Long 5th 2 45 Detroit Pistons
1970 Dickie Walker 11th 7 177 Buffalo Braves
1971 Gil McGregor 6th 4 89 Cincinnati Royals
1971 Charlie Davis 8th 1 120 Cleveland Cavaliers
1972 Rich Habegger 15th 1 188 Portland Trail Blazers
1973 Eddie Payne 11th 2 167 Portland Trail Blazers
1974 Tony Byers 5th 9 81 Buffalo Braves
1976 Daryl Peterson 6th 12 98 Seattle SuperSonics
1977 Skip Brown 3rd 12 56 Boston Celtics
1977 Jerry Schellenberg 3rd 17 61 Washington Bullets
1978 Rod Griffin 1st 17 17 Denver Nuggets
1978 Leroy McDonald 4th 10 76 San Diego Clippers
1981 Frank Johnson 1st 11 11 Washington Bullets
1982 Guy Morgan 2nd 17 40 Indiana Pacers
1982 Jim Johnstone 3rd 5 51 Kansas City Kings
1982 Mike Helms 7th 16 154 Houston Rockets
1983 Alvis Rogers 6th 14 130 Kansas City Kings
1984 Danny Young 2nd 15 39 Seattle SuperSonics
1984 Anthony Teachey 2nd 16 40 Dallas Mavericks
1985 Kenny Green 1st 1 12 Washington Bullets
1985 Delaney Rudd 4th 13 83 Utah Jazz
1987 Tyrone Bogues 1st 12 12 Washington Bullets
1992 Chris King 2nd 18 45 Seattle SuperSonics
1993 Rodney Rogers 1st 9 9 Denver Nuggets
1995 Randolph Childress 1st 19 19 Detroit Pistons
1997 Tim Duncan 1st 1 1 San Antonio Spurs
2002 Darius Songaila 2nd 21 49 Boston Celtics
2003 Josh Howard 1st 29 29 Dallas Mavericks
2005 Chris Paul 1st 4 4 New Orleans Hornets
2009 James Johnson 1st 16 16 Chicago Bulls
2009 Jeff Teague 1st 19 19 Atlanta Hawks
2010 Al-Farouq Aminu 1st 8 8 Los Angeles Clippers

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References

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