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William & Mary Tribe
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School Name: College of William & Mary
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Arena: Kaplan Arena
Capacity: 8,600
Conference: CAA
Head coach: Tony Shaver

The William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team represents The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team competes in the Colonial Athletic Association and play their home games in Kaplan Arena.

Postseason berths

William & Mary is one of five original Division I teams in history to have never participated in the NCAA Tournament.[1] When the NCAA split its classification into divisions in 1948–49, William & Mary was classified as a Division I school. Of all Division I schools today that were charter members of this new classification, only William & Mary, The Citadel, Northwestern, Army, and St. Francis (NY) have never reached the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at least once.

The closest effort by the Tribe to reach the NCAA Tournament was their 53-60 loss in the 2010 CAA Tournament Final to Old Dominion University. The Tribe also lost conference tournament finals in 1958, 1961, 1965, 1975, 1983, 2008 and 2010.

The only postseason playoff berths by the men's team were the 1983 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the 2010 National Invitation Tournament. In 1983, William & Mary lost the opening game to the Virginia Tech Hokies, however, by a score of 85-79, while in 2010 they lost to North Carolina, 80–72.[2]

History

Overall
Years of basketball 104
First season 1905–06
Head coaches (all-time) 30
All Games
All-time record 1075–1236
20+ win seasons 4 (1949, 1951, 1983, 2010)
Pre-Conference Games (1906–1936)
Record 225–173
Southern Conference Games (1937–1977)
Southern Conference Record / Overall 268–255 / 489–530
ECAC South Games (1978–1985)
ECAC South Record / Overall 24–9 / 119–101
ECAC Regular Season Championships 1 (1983)
CAA Games (1986–present)
CAA Record / Overall 128–251 / 235–424
CAA Regular Season Championships 1 (1998)
Accurate through end of 2008–09 season

2008 season

The 2008 Men's basketball season was just another season for the Tribe, fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association and needing to win the tournament in order to have any chance at a postseason bid. It would have somewhat of a magical end, however, as the they became the first team ever, in NCAA history, to score 4 baskets in 4 conference tournament games, with less than 8 seconds left in each game: First round: David Schneider 3-pointer with less than a second left to beat Georgia State, 58-57(ironically enough, exactly one year earlier, this was how Georgia State beat William and Mary) Quarterfinals: Nathan Mann 3-pointer with 7.5 seconds left to beat Old Dominion, 63-60 Semifinals: Laimus Kisielius layup with 3 seconds left to beat VCU, 56-54. The Tribe fans stormed the Richmond Coliseum court. Championship Game: Danny Sumner 3-pointer with no time left(this had no effect on the outcome; the basket DID count, but George Mason had already won the game) made the final score 68-59 in favor of the Patriots.

2010 season

Through February 17, 2010, the Tribe sported a 19-7 record, including upset road wins over heavily favored ACC opponents Wake Forest and Maryland. These wins and other impressive showings, including a hard-fought loss to Connecticut, garnered William and Mary votes in the AP and coaches' polls during several weeks early in the season.

After reaching the CAA Finals and ending their regular season with a 22-10 record (12-6, CAA), the Tribe earned its second NIT berth in school history.

Coaches

Current staff

All-time head coaches

Coach Years Conference
W–L
Conference
Win %
Overall
W–L
Overall
Win %
Conference
Titles
NCAA Tourn.
Appearances
J. Merrill Blanchard 1905–06 4–1 .800
H. W. Withers 1906–07 1–4 .200
F. M. Crawford 1907–11 12–11 .521
William J. Young 1911–13 10–6 .625
Dexter W. Draper 1913–16 15–18 .454
Samuel H. Hubbard 1916–17 4–9 .308
H. K. Young 1917–18 6–11 .353
Vernon M. Geddy 1918–19 3–6 .333
James G. Driver 1919–23 31–16 .659
J. Wilder Tasker 1923–28 50–39 .561
L. Tucker Jones 1928–29 9–11 .450
John Kellison 1929–34 59–30 .662
Thomas Dowler 1934–36 21–11 .656
Thomas Dowler¹ 1936–37 0–13 .000 0–18 .000 0
Thomas Dowler totals 1934–37 0–13 .000 21–29 .420 0
John Kellison 1937–39 4–17 .190 11–22 .333 0 0
John Kellison totals 1929–34, 37–39 4–17 .190 70–33 .679 0 0
Dwight Steussey 1939–43 28–16 .636 54–39 .580 0 0
Rube McCray 1943–45 4–7 .363 17–21 .447 0 0
Sam B. Holt 1945–46 5–5 .500 10–10 .500 0 0
Richard F. Gallagher 1946–47 6–6 .500 14–12 .538 0 0
Bernard E. Wilson 1947–51 43–20 .682 80–40 .666 0 0
H. Lester Hooker 1951–52 10–6 .625 15–13 .536 0 0
Boydston H. Baird 1952–57 35–41 .460 51–73 .411 0 0
Bill Chambers 1957–66 69–63 .522 113–110 .507 0 0
Warren Mitchell 1966–72 33–37 .471 58–98 .372 0 0
Ed Ashnault 1972–74 10–12 .454 19–35 .352 0 0
George Balanis 1974–77 21–12 .636 47–39 .546 0 0
Bruce Parkhill² 1977–82 ? ? 69–66 .511 0 0
Bruce Parkhill³ 1982–83 9–0 1.000 20–9 .690 1 0
Bruce Parkhill totals 1977–83 ? ? 89–75 .543 1 0
Barry Parkhill 1983–85 15–9 .625 30–26 .535 0 0
Barry Parkhill∞ 1985–87 5–23 .178 13–42 .236 0 0
Barry Parkhill totals 1983–87 20–32 .384 43–68 .387 0 0
Chuck Swenson 1987–94 27–71 .275 62–134 .316 0 0
Charlie Woollum¥ 1994–2000 39–52 .351 69–84 .423 1 0
Rick Boyages 2000–03 21–31 .403 33–52 .388 0 0
Tony Shaver 2003–present 33–76 .302 65–113 .367 0 0

¹ William & Mary joined the Southern Conference in 1936-37. It is also the only winless season in school history.
² Data unavailable for conference play from 1977-1982. Also in 1977-78, W&M switched to the ECAC South Conference.
³ Bruce Parkhill guided the Tribe to their first post-season berth in school history, the 1983 NIT Tournament.
∞ W&M, along with the rest of the ECAC South teams, joined the Colonial Athletic Association in the 1985-86 season, which it is still a member of today.
¥ Chuck Woollum guided the Tribe to their only CAA regular season championship in 1998 after finishing 13-3 in conference play.
‡ Tony Shaver guided the Tribe to their most recent conference tournament championship appearances in school history, the 2008 and 2010 CAA Championships.

NCAA Records

Individual records

Season Record Player Notes
1952–53 Rebounds in a game (51) Bill Chambers February 14, 1953 against Virginia; rules changes since then make this record unlikely to be broken
Source:"2009-10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records: Individual and Team Collegiate Records". ncaa.org. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/m_basketball_RB/2010/Collegiate.pdf. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 

Player awards

Southern Conference (1936–1977)

SoCon Athlete of the Year

  • 1961 – Jeff Cohen


SoCon Men’s Player of the Year

  • 1961 – Jeff Cohen
  • 1971 – Tom Jasper


All-Conference

  • 1947 – Chet Giermak (2)
  • 1949 – Chet Giermak (1)
  • 1950 – Chet Giermak (1)
  • 1951 – Perry Lewis (2)
– Ed McMillan (2)
  • 1952 – Bill Chambers (2)
  • 1953 – Bill Chambers (2)
  • 1958 – Roy Lange (1)
  • 1959 – Roy Lange (1)
– Jeff Cohen (2)
  • 1960 – Jeff Cohen (1)
– Bev Vaughan (2)
  • 1961 – Jeff Cohen
  • 1963 – Roger Bergey (2)
  • 1964 – Dave Hunter (2)
  • 1966 – Ben Pomeroy (1)
  • 1967 – Ben Pomeroy (1)
– Ron Panneton (2)
  • 1968 – Bob Sherwood (1)
  • 1970 – Bob Sherwood (2)
  • 1971 – Tom Jasper (1)
– Steve Dodge (2)
  • 1972 – Jeff Trammell (2)
  • 1973 – Mike Arizin (2)
  • 1974 – Mike Arizin (2)
  • 1975 – Ron Satterthwaite (1)
  • 1976 – John Lowenhaupt (1)
– Ron Satterthwaite (2)
  • 1977 – John Lowenhaupt (2)

ECAC South (1978–1985)

All-Conference

  • 1981 – Mike Strayhorn (1)
  • 1983 – Keith Cieplicki (1)
Brant Weidner (1)
  • 1984 – Keith Cieplicki (1)
  • 1985 – Keith Cieplicki (1)


All-Star Team

  • 1981 – Mike Strayhorn


Colonial Athletic Association (1986–present)

Rookie of the Year

  • 1990 – Thomas Roberts
  • 2004 – Corey Cofield


All-Conference

  • 1988 – Tim Trout (2)
  • 1989 – Tom Bock (2)
  • 1991 – Thomas Roberts (2)
  • 1992 – Thomas Roberts (2)
  • 1993 – Thomas Roberts (2)
  • 1995 – Kurt Small (2)
  • 1996 – David Cully (2)
  • 1997 – Bobby Fitzgibbons (2)
  • 1998 – Randy Bracy (1)
– Terence Jennings (2)
  • 2000 – Jim Moran (2)
  • 2001 – Jim Moran (2)
  • 2002 – Mike Johnson (2)
  • 2003 – Adam Hess (1)
  • 2004 – Adam Hess (1)
– Corey Cofield (3)
  • 2005 – Corey Cofield (3)
  • 2007 – Adam Payton (3)
  • 2008 – Laimis Kisielius (3)
  • 2009 – David Schneider (3)
  • 2010 – David Schneider (2)
– Quinn McDowell (3)
  • 2011 – Quinn McDowell (3)

Retired jerseys

William & Mary has retired five men's basketball jerseys in its program's history. Uniform numbers are not retired, only ceremonial jerseys. Banners depicting the all-time greats hang in the rafters of Kaplan Arena (the banner in white is for Lynn Norenberg, the only W&M women's basketball player to have a jersey retired).

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Banners hanging in Kaplan Arena that commemorate the 1983 NIT bid, Keith Cieplicki and Bill Chambers

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Retired Jerseys
#32 Bill Chambers
#14 Keith Cieplicki
#52 Jeff Cohen
#32 Chet Giermak
#42 John Lowenhaupt

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From left: Chet Giermak, John Lowenhaupt, Jeff Cohen and Lynn Norenberg

Players in the NBA

Although William & Mary has had numerous players drafted to the NBA, only two have ever actually played in a regular season game:

External Links





  1. Wall Street Journal blog: March Madness Claims New Victims. Accessed March 18, 2008.
  2. NIT History. Accessed March 18, 2008.