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Men's Basketball Record Book • Coaching Record & Program Facts
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/12/2009
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First Game:    Jan. 26, 1901 (at New Jersey State Schools)

All-Time Record:  1,655-1,030 (.616), 114 seasons (through 2013-14 season

Head Coaching Record:
 
Mowbray Forney (1900-01) 7 5 0.583
Augustus W. Enderbrock (1901-02) 10 10 0.500
William Roper (1902-03) 8 7 0.533
William McCoy (1903-04) 10 5 0.667
Frederick Cooper (1904-06) 13 15 0.464
William Kelleher (1906-07) 4 10 0.286
C.F. Kogel (1907-08) 7 10 0.412
Harry F. Shorter (1908-11) 19 28 0.404
Harry Hough (1911-12) 8 8 0.500
Frederick Leuhring (1912-20) 100 43 0.699
Lewis Sugarman (1920-21) 11 4 0.733
James Hynson (1921) 3 5 0.375
J. Hill Zahn (1921-23) 36 9 0.800
Albert Wittmer (1923-32) 115 86 0.572
Herbert (Fritz) Crisler (1932-34) 32 11 0.744
John Jefferies (1934-35) 6 14 0.300
Ken Fairman (1935-38) 25 38 0.397
Franklin (Cappy) Cappon (1938-43) * 52 37 0.584
William Logan (1943-45) 20 20 0.500
Leonard Hattinger (1945) 5 8 0.385
Wesley Fesler (1945-46) 7 12 0.368
Franklin (Cappy) Cappon (1946-61) * 198 144 0.579
Jake McCandless (1961-62) 22 16 0.579
Butch van Breda Kolff (1962-67) 103 31 0.769
Pete Carril (1967-1996) 514 261 0.663
Bill Carmody (1996-2000) 92 25 0.786
John Thompson (2000-2004) 68 42 0.618
Joe Scott (2004-2007) 38 45 0.458
Sydney Johnson (2007-2011) 66 53 0.555
Mitch Henderson (2011-) 58 32 0.644




* Cappy Cappon (1938-43, 1946-61) 250 181 0.580



Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League (EIBL) Championships (6):  1922, 1925, 1932, 1950, 1952, 1955.

Ivy League Championships (26): 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997,
1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2011

Ivy League Players of the Year (12):  Armond Hill (1976); Frank Sowinski (1977); Craig Robinson (1982, 1983); Bob Scrabis (1989); Kit Mueller (1990, 1991);
Sean Jackson (1992), Sydney Johnson (1997), Steve Goodrich (1997), Brian Earl (1999), Ian Hummer (2013)

Ivy League Rookies of the Year (6):  Brian Taylor (1971), Bob Roma (1977), Rick Hielscher (1992), Chris Young (1999), Konrad Wysocki (2001), Spencer Weisz (2014)

Ivy League Silver Anniversary All-Star First Team* (3):  Bill Bradley ’65; Geoff Petrie ’70; Brian Taylor ’84.

Ivy League Silver Anniversary Player of the Era*:  Bill Bradley ’65.

* Selected in 1981 by writers, broadcasters, coaches and administrators.


Quick Facts:

•  Although formal Ivy play began with the 1955-56 season, the Ivy League Record Book recognizes a league champion since 1902.  The league was known as the
Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League from 1902-55.

•  Princeton played its first basketball game in 1901 under the leadership of Coach-Captain Mowbray Forney ’01.  The team’s home was University Gymnasium until it
was destroyed by fire in 1944.  Baker Rink was the home court for the 1945-46 and 1946-47 seasons while Dillon Gym was under construction.  Crowds packed Dillon
during the mid-1960s when Princeton basketball reached national prominence.  The 6,854-seat Jadwin Gymnasium saw its first game on Jan. 25, 1969, and has been
Tiger basketball’s home ever since.

• Since the first game at Jadwin on Jan. 25, 1969 against Penn, the Tigers have compiled an impressive 417-116 (.782) record at home through the 2013-14 season. 
In that time, seven Princeton squads have posted perfect home records in Jadwin (1968-69, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1997-98, 2010-11).

•  The Tigers have advanced to 24 NCAA tournaments and have a record of 13-28.  The most notable NCAA trips came in 1965, when Princeton made it to the Final
Four before losing to Michigan, and 1996, when Princeton and retiring coach Pete Carril defeated defending champion UCLA 43-41.  One of the most memorable
moments in tournament history occurred in the 1965 consolation game, where Princeton met Wichita State.  All-American Bill Bradley ’65, Princeton’s all-time leading
scorer and rebounder, scored a Final Four record of 58 points, leading the Tigers to a whopping 118-82 victory over the Shockers.  In 1984, Princeton defeated the
University of San Diego in the preliminary round.  In 1989, the Tigers captured the nation’s attention by taking top-ranked Georgetown to the brink before falling, 50-49. 
That marked the first of Princeton’s school-record four consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament. Princeton followed the 1996 trip to the second round with a 55-52 loss
to California in the 1997 tournament and a win over UNLV in the opening round of the 1998 tournament.

•  Princeton has made five trips to the National Invitation Tournament, college basketball's oldest postseason event. The 1972 team became the first Ivy squad to
participate in the NIT.  Three years later, Pete Carril coached Princeton to the NIT title.  The Tigers defeated Oregon in the semifinals and Providence in the finals of
the 1975 NIT. Princeton defeated Georgetown and N.C. State to reach the 1999 quarterfinals and lost to Penn State in the first round of the 2000 NIT. In 2002, the Tigers
lost to Louisville 66-65 in the NIT First Round at Freedom Hall.

•  In 1978 Princeton became only the 12th school to record 1,000 victories.  In 2004, the Tigers passed the 1,500 all-time victory mark. The Tigers entered the 2013-14
season 23rd all-time in Division I with 1,634 career victories.

•  Several Princeton players have gone on to play professional basketball.  Bradley, Geoff Petrie ’70 and Brian Taylor ’84 are three notables.  Bradley had a long and
storied career with the legendary New York Knickerbocker teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Petrie was the National Basketball Association’s Rookie of the
Year in 1971 and Taylor earned the same distinction in 1973 in the American Basketball Association.

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