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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.
Credited as Capital's first official basketball coach, Hyer's best season was in 1917-18.
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.
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Former Capital player Scott Weakley's best years as coach were a pair of second place OAC finishes in 1991 and 1992.
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.
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