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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

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.  

 

 

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.

 

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, 2012 and 2013. 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 in 2002 and to OAC Tournament titles in 2007 and 2012. The Crusaders were OAC regular season champs in 2003 and in 2008, setting a new record in wins with 24 and reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament. After sharing the regular season league championship in 2012, Capital won the conference outright in 2013. 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.

 

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

2012-13 19-7 .731 16-2 .889
2013-14 12-14 .462 9-9 .500
2014-15 8-18 .307 6-12 .333
2015-16 missed season due to illness
2016-17 13-13 .500  8-10 .444 
2017-18 12-14 .462 8-10 .444
         

23 years 

368-246

.599

247-165

.600

 

Andy Winters (2015-16)

Winters filled in as head coach after coach Goodwin took the year off due to illness. Winters coached the team to a 12-14 overall record and 8-10 in OAC play.

Year Overall W-L   PCT   OAC W-L   PCT 
2015-16  12-14  .462   8-10  .444 
1 year 12-14  .462   8-10  .444