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Men's Basketball Coaching History
  • Men's Basketball Coaching History

    Dick Burman (1907-1915)

    A 31-24 loss to Otterbein was the first intercollegiate basketball game at Capital on Jan. 11, 1908. Dick Burman had the title of manager-coach, but it is unsure how long he coached.

     

    Dick Burman
    Year  W-L  Pct. 
    1907-08 4-4 .500
    1908-09 15-6 .714
    1909-10 9-7 .563
    1910-11 4-7 .364
    1911-12 3-4 .571
    1912-13 7-3 .700
    1913-14 6-6 .500
    1914-15 9-4 .667
    8 years   57-38  .622 

     

     

    C.F. Hyer (1915-21)

    Credited as Capital's first official basketball coach, Hyer's best season was in 1917-18.

     

    C.F Hyer
    Year  W-L  Pct. 
    1915-16 8-9 .471
    1916-17 3-10 .231
    1917-18 10-2 .833
    1918-19 8-2 .800
    1919-20 9-5 .643
    1920-21 4-9 .308
    6 years  42-37  .532 

     

     

     

    Fred Bernlohr (1921-23)

    Although Bernlor coached only two seasons he may have had the greatest contribution of any coach, convincing his brother Bill to attend Capital leading to a lifelong association between the family and Capital.

     

    Fred Bernlohr
    Year  W-L  Pct. 
    1921-22 7-7 .500
    1922-23 8-4 .667
    2 years  15-11  .577 

     

     

     

     

    Jerry Katherman (1923-29)

    Katherman brought Capital into the Ohio Athletic Conference in 1927. Katherman best year was his last with his best overall record (12-6) and a sixth place finish in the then 15-team OAC.

     

    Jerry Katherman
    Year  Overall W-L  Pct.   OAC W-L  Pct. 
    1923-24 8-5 .615    
    1924-25 10-3 .769    
    1925-26 9-5 .643    
    1926-27 10-4 .714    
    1927-28 1-14 .066 0-13 .000
    1928-29 12-6 .667 8-14 .667
    6 years  50-37  .575  8-17  .320 

     

     

     

    Bill Bernlohr (1929-56)

    "Mr.Bill" claimed a pair of OAC titles in 1942-43 and 1946-47. His 249 wins place him ninth on the OAC's all-time wins list for coaches.       

     

    Year  Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct. 
    1929-30 10-8 .556 5-7 .417
    1930-31 9-6 .563 5-4 .556
    1931-32 1-11 .077 1-10 .091
    1932-33 2-11 .154 2-11 .154
    1933-34 5-8 .385 5-8 .385
    1934-35 8-6 .571 7-6 .538
    1935-36 9-6 .600 6-5 .545
    1936-37 3-11 .214 3-11 .214
    1937-38 11-3 .786 10-4 .714
    1938-39 11-4 .688 9-5 .643
    1939-40 7-7 .500 7-6 .538
    1940-41 2-14 .125 2-11 .154
    1941-42 14-1 .933 12-1 .923
    1942-43 13-2 .875 10-2 .833
    1943-44 9-4 .692 3-3 .500
    1944-45 15-2 .882 8-2 .800
    1945-46 13-3 .813 7-3 .700
    1946-47 16-2 .889 12-1 .923
    1947-48 14-3 .824 10-3 .769
    1948-49 10-7 .588 5-7 .417
    1949-50 13-4 .765 9-4 .692
    1950-51 9-8 .529 4-7 .364
    1951-52 13-4 .765 12-3 .800
    1952-53 13-6 .684 10-5 .667
    1953-54 6-12 .368 5-10 .333
    1954-55 12-9 .571 10-8 .556
    1955-56 9-11 .450 8-10 .444
    27 years   257-173  .598  187-157  .544 

     

     

     

    Harold "Whitey" Regan (1956-68)

    Regan won his one and only OAC titles his first season as head coach in 1956-57. Capital also made its first NCAA Torunament appearance in 1957

     

    Harold "Whitey" Regan
    Year  Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct. 
    1956-57 14-6 .700 14-3 .824
    1957-58 13-8 .619 11-6 .647
    1958-59 16-4 .800 14-4 .778
    1959-60 14-7 .667 11-5 .688
    1960-61 19-5 .792 13-3 .813
    1961-62 9-12 .429 7-8 .467
    1962-63 7-11 .388 5-9 .357
    1963-64 11-11 .500 7-7 .500
    1964-65 10-11 .476 7-7 .500
    1965-66 2-18 .100 1-13 .071
    1966-67 7-14 .333 5-8 .385
    1967-68 6-16  .273  3-10  .231 
    Total   128-123  .510  98-83  .541 

     

     

     

     

    Vince Chickerella (1968-78)

    Chickerella had four-straight 20-win seasons with OAC titles in 1969-70, 1972-73 and an OAC Tournament title  in 1971. Chickerella's .710 winning percentage makes him the school's winningest coach and ninth all time in the OAC.

     

    Vince Chickerella
    Year   Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct. 
    1968-69 14-9   .609   9-4   .692  
    1969-70 20-4 .833 13-0 1.000
    1970-71 21-4 .840 10-2 .833
    1971-72 20-4 .833 9-2 .818
    1972-73 22-5 .815 10-2 .833
    1973-74 16-7 .695 8-4 .667
    1974-75 19-6 .760 9-4 .692
    1975-76 16-12 .571 5-7 .417
    1976-77 12-12 .500 5-7 .417
    1977-78 169 .640 7-5 .583
    10 years  176-72  .710  85-37  .697 

      

     

      

    Dave Grube (1978-86)

    Grube had a run of three-straight 20 wins seasons that included winning the South Region in the 1982 NCAA Tornament, back-to-back OAC regular season titles in 1983 and 1984 and an OAC Tournament title in 1984.

    Dave Grube
    Year   Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct. 
    1978-79 16-8 .667 9-4 .692
    1979-80 11-12 .478 4-9 .308
    1980-81 13-13 .500 7-6 .538
    1981-82 20-9 .690 8-5 .615
    1982-83 22-7 .759 11-2 .846
    1983-84 23-6 .793 11-2 .846
    1984-85 11-14 .440 7-9 .438
    1985-86 10-15 .400 7-9 .438
    8 years   126-84  .600  64-46  .582 

     

     

    Dave Cecutti (1986-1989)

    Cecutti's three-year run was highlighted by coaching only the second Capital player to be named OAC Player of the Year, Tim Mueller in 1988. His best season was his last when the Crusaders finished second in the OAC and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in the 1988-89 season.  

     

     

    Dave Cecutti
    Year  Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct.  
    1986-87 15-12 .556 11-5 .688
    1987-88 18-8 .692 10-6 .625
    1988-89 21-7 .750 13-3 .813
    3 years  54-27  .667  34-14  .708 

     

     

     

     

    Scott Weakley (1989-94)

    Former Capital player Scott Weakley's best years as coach were a pair of second place OAC finishes in 1991 and 1992.

     

    Scott Weakley
    Year  Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct. 
    1989-90 15-11 .577 12-6 .667
    1990-91 17-10 .630 13-5 .722
    1991-92 15-12 .556 11-7 .611
    1992-93 15-10 .600 11-7 .611
    1993-94 11-14 .444 7-11 .289
    5 years  73-57  .562  54-36  .600 

     

     

     

    Damon Goodwin (1994-present)

    Goodwin has led Capital to the NCAA Tournament five times and earned OAC Coach of the Year honors in 1996, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. The Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year guided the Crusaders to a school-record 26 wins and its second-ever berth in the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2009. He also mentored Capital to a then school-record 23 wins and an OAC title in 2002 and to OAC Tournament titles in 2007 and 2012. The Crusaders were OAC regular season champs in 2008, setting a new record in wins with 24 and reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament. The school's all-time wins leader, Goodwin eclipsed the 300-win plateau on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, with an 86-75 victory over rival Otterbein.

     

    Damon Goodwin
    Year  Overall W-L  Pct.  OAC W-L  Pct.  
    1994-95 14-11 .560 9-9 .500
    1995-96 19-8 .704 13-5 .722
    1996-97 9-16 .360 6-12 .333
    1997-98 12-15 .444 8-10 .444
    1998-99 15-10 .600 10-8 .556
    1999-00 7-18 .280 3-13 .188
    2000-01 16-10 .615 11-7 .611
    2001-02 23-5 .821 14-4 .778
    2002-03 22-6 .785 15-3 .833
    2003-04 17-9 .653 11-7 .611
    2004-05 16-9 .640 12-6 .666
    2005-06 12-13 .495 9-9 .500
    2006-07 19-9 .679 13-5 .722
    2007-08 24-6 .800 16-2 .889
    2008-09 26-5 .839 15-3 .833
    2009-10 16-11 .593 10-8 .556
    2010-11 18-9 .667 12-6 .667
    2011-12 19-10 .655 13-5 .722
    18 years  304-180 .628 210-120 .636