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Cincinnati Coaching History




Current head coach Laurie Pirtle has accomplished more than any other coach in Bearcat history.

During her tenure, Pirtle has guided Cincinnati to four postseason appearances, including the last three years. She also directed Cincinnati to a 1999 league title en route to earning 1998-99 Conference USA Coach of the Year honors.

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS
Year Coach
Record
Pct.
Postseason
1971-72 Mary Jo Huismann
3-6
.333
 
1972-73 Mary Jo Huismann
6-12
.333
 
1973-74 Mary Jo Huismann
9-6
.600
 
1974-75 Tom Thacker
15-7
.682
 
1975-76 Tom Thacker
17-8
.680
 
1976-77 Tom Thacker
14-13
.519
 
1977-78 Tom Thacker
10-14
.417
 
1978-79 Juliene Simpson
12-18
.400
 
1979-80 Ceal Barry
18-12
.600
 
1980-81 Ceal Barry
27-9
.750
NWIT
1981-82 Ceal Barry
19-10
.655
 
1982-83 Ceal Barry
19-11
.633
 
1983-84 Sandy Smith
16-12
.571
 
1984-85 Sandy Smith
16-12
.571
 
1985-86 Sandy Smith
17-13
.567
 
1986-87 Laurie Pirtle
6-22
.214
 
1987-88 Laurie Pirtle
18-11
.621
 
1988-89 Laurie Pirtle
21-9
.700
NCAA
1989-90 Laurie Pirtle
7-21
.250
 
1990-91 Laurie Pirtle
4-23
.148
 
1991-92 Laurie Pirtle
11-17
.393
 
1992-93 Laurie Pirtle
13-15
.464
 
1993-94 Laurie Pirtle
9-18
.333
 
1994-95 Laurie Pirtle
7-20
.259
 
1995-96 Laurie Pirtle
8-19
.296
 
1996-97 Laurie Pirtle
17-11
.607
 
1997-98 Laurie Pirtle
21-9
.700
WNIT
1998-99 Laurie Pirtle
22-9
.710
NCAA
1999-00 Laurie Pirtle
18-13
.581
WNIT
2000-01 Laurie Pirtle
22-10
.688
WNIT
2001-02 Laurie Pirtle
27-5
.843
NCAA
2002-03 Laurie Pirtle 23-8 .742 NCAA
2003-04 Laurie Pirtle 15-16 .484 WNIT
Total 34 years of Basketball
486-420
.536
 

 

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