1916-17

Ralph Risch

Ralph Risch was the program’s first varsity coach, leading the team for just one season in 1916-17. The squad finished 8-2 that season and Risch led MU to its first-ever win, a 35-26 victory over Whitewater Normal on January 12, 1917. The team would finish the year on a five-game winning streak.

years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1916-17 1 8-2 .800 8-2 (1916-17) ---- ----

1917-20

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan compiled a 13-9 record in two seasons (MU didn’t play in 1918-19) as head coach, including a 9-3 mark in 1919-20. He was also the head football coach at Marquette and, including a stint at Wisconsin, collected a career record of 33-11-9 on the gridiron.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1917-20 2 13-9 0.591 9-3 (1919-20) ---- ----

1920-29

Frank Murray

Frank Murray was head coach at Marquette for nine seasons (1920–1929) and compiled a record of 94–73 (.563). His best team was the 1922–23 squad, which posted a 19–2 record. He was also the head football coach at Marquette, a position he held for 19 seasons, from 1922 until 1936 and from 1946 until 1949. His football coaching record at Marquette was 104–55–6, ranking him first in school history in wins, and he is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1920-29 9 94-73 0.563 19-2 (1922-23) ---- ----

1929-30

Cord Lipe

Cord Lipe coached for just one season at Marquette, posting an 11-12 mark in 1929-30. Roy Andrews was the leading scorer (6.7 ppg.) and Jim O’Donnell served as team captain.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1929-30 1 11-12 0.478 11-12 (19-29-30) ---- ----

1930-51

Bill Chandler

The second winningest coach in Marquette men's basketball history, Bill Chandler amassed 193 victories over his 21-year career, second to only Al McGuire. Chandler was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1938 and was instrumental in forming the NCAA basketball tournament. He played center at Wisconsin and later coached at UW-River Falls, Iowa State and Wisconsin before becoming MU's fourth basketball coach in 1930.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1930-51 21 193-198 0.494 14-3 (1932-33) ---- ----

1951-53

Tex Winter

Tex Winter coached Marquette for two seasons and at the time was the youngest head coach in major college basketball. He guided Marquette to the National Catholic Tournament title in 1951-52 and made coaching stops at Kansas State, Washington, Northwestern and Long Beach State. He collected nearly 500 wins at the collegiate level before becoming a legendary coach in the professional ranks thanks to success with his triangle offense. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1951-53 2 25-25 0.5 13-11 (1952-53) ---- ----

1953-58

Jack Nagle

An assistant coach under both Bill Chandler and Tex Winter, Jack Nagle coached for five seasons at his alma mater and led the team to its first NIT and NCAA appearances. MU finished 24-3 in 1954-55, Nagle’s second with the team, and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. He moved to the prep ranks after leaving Marquette and also served as an NBA scout and was commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1953-58 5 69-55 0.556 24-3 (1954-55) 1 (0-1) 1 (2-1)

1958-64

Eddie Hickey

Eddie Hickey guided the program for six seasons and compiled an overall record of 92-70 during his tenure. He led the roster to a pair of NCAA appearances and one trip to the NIT. In his first season, MU finished 23-6 overall and played in the NCAA Mideast Regional. Hickey also made coaching stops at Creighton and St. Louis and finished with over 400 victories.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1958-64 6 92-70 0.568 23-6 (1958-59) 1 (2-1) 2 (1-3)

1964-77

Al McGuire

One of the all-time greats of the college coaching profession, Al McGuire is the school's all-time winningest coach with a record of 295-80. He led Marquette to the national title in 1977, second place in 1974 and a NIT championship in 1970. His teams were in 11 consecutive postseason tournaments and ranked in the top 10 nearly every season. McGuire earned numerous coaching honors at Marquette, including 1974 Coach of The Year honors from AP, UPI, The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers. In addition, he coached 12 All-Americans while at Marquette. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1964-77 13 295-80 0.787 28-1 (1970-71) 2 (7-1) 9 (20-9)

1977-83

Hank Raymonds

An assistant from 1961-77, Hank Raymonds became the program's 10th head coach in 1977 and manned the sideline until 1983. During his tenure as head coach, Raymonds posted a career record of 126-50. Five of his players were All-America honorees and 16 players were selected in the NBA Draft. All six of his Marquette teams advanced to postseason play, including five trips to the NCAA tournament and one to the NIT. After his coaching days, he served as the school's athletic director from 1977-87.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1977-83 6 126-50 0.716 24-4 (1977-78) 1 (0-1) 5 (2-5)

1983-86

Rick Majerus

Marquette graduate and Wisconsin native Rick Majerus was an assistant coach for 12 years under Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds prior to serving as head coach for three seasons. He guided MU to a trio of NIT appearances, including a 20-win campaign in 1984-85. Considered one of the top head coaches of his era, Majerus also made stops at Ball State, Utah (1998 NCAA Runner-up) and Saint Louis.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1983-86 3 56-35 0.615 20-11 (1984-85) 3 (4-3) ----

1986-89

Bob Dukiet

Bob Dukiet served as head coach at Marquette for three seasons and led the team to the NIT in 1986-87. He also made head coaching stops at St. Peter’s and Gannon University.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1986-89 3 39-46 0.459 16-13 (1986-87) 1 (0-1) ----

1989-94

Kevin O’Neill

In five seasons as head coach, Kevin O’Neill’s tenure was highlighted by a pair of NCAA tournament appearances and the Great Midwest Conference regular season title in 1993-94. The team advanced to the Sweet 16 that season and finished with an overall record of 24-9. His extensive coaching career includes stops in the NBA and in the collegiate ranks at Tennessee, Northwestern, Arizona and USC.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1989-94 5 86-62 0.581 24-9 (1993-94) 1 (0-1) 2 (2-2)

1994-99

Mike Deane

Marquette played in the postseason in four of Mike Deane’s five seasons with the University. In 1994-95, his first with the team, MU played in the title game of the NIT and two years later claimed the program’s second-straight NCAA bid after winning the Conference USA Tournament title. He posted a 100-55 record at Marquette and also held head coaching positions at Siena, Lamar and Wagner.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1994-99 5 100-55 0.645 23-8 (1995-96) 2 (6-2) 2 (1-2)

1999-08

Tom Crean

Only Bill Chandler (21) and Al McGuire (13) coached more seasons than Tom Crean’s nine campaigns as program mentor. He collected an overall record of 190-96 and led MU to five NCAA tournament bids and a trio of NIT appearances. Crean’s tenure was highlighted by the 2002-03 team’s run to the Final Four in a season that included a 27-6 overall record and the Conference USA regular season title.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
1999-08 9 190-96 0.664 27-6 (2002-03) 3 (2-3) 5 (5-5)

2008-14

Buzz Williams

Marquette played in the NCAA tournament five-straight years under Buzz Williams, including trips to the Sweet 16 (2010-11 and 2011-12) and Elite Eight (2012-13). Only Al McGuire (20) has more NCAA tournament wins than Williams (8). He posted an overall record of 139-69 in six seasons and Marquette claimed the BIG EAST regular season title in 2012-13.
years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
2008-14 6 139-69 0.668 27-8 (2011-12) ---- 5 (8-5)

2014-pres.

Steve Wojciechowski

The 2017-18 campaign will mark Steve Wojciechowski’s fourth at Marquette. He guided Marquette to a NCAA tournament appearance in 2016-17 and the program’s first-ever victory over the No. 1 team (Villanova) in the country.

years season W-L pct best record (season) nit appearances ncaa appearances
2014-pres. 3 52-45 0.536 20-13 (2015-16) ---- 1