Lou Carnesecca

Alma Mater: 
Class of: 
Hometown: 
Manhattan, NY
  • Named national coach of the year by NABC and USBWA in 1983, and by UPI and USBWA in 1985
  • Coach of 1985 NCAA Final Four team
  • Coach of three NIT semifinalists--1970 (runner-up), 1975 (fourth place) and 1989 (champion)
  • St. John's all-time winningest coach
  • Compiled a 114-138 record (.452) with the ABA's New York Nets in three seasons from 1970-71 through 1972-73
  • Assistant coach at St. John's under Joe Lapchick for nine seasons from 1956-57 through 1964-65
  • Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991
  • Final Top 20 Rankings (nine: AP/UPI/USA)--1967 (NR/12), 1969 (8/8), 1976 (NR/18), 1979 (17/NR), 1980 (13/13), 1983 (3/3/8), 1985 (3/3/3), 1986 (4/3/10), 1991 (20/19/7) and 1992 (NR/24/NR)
  • All-Americans (six): Walter Berry (1986), Reggie Carter (1980), Sonny Dove (1967), Mark Jackson (1987), Chris Mullin (1983 through 1985) and Malik Sealy (1992).
Record: 

Season

School

Overall

League

Finish

Conference (Division)

Postseason (Record)

1965-66

St. John's

18-8

NIT (0-1)

1966-67

St. John's

23-5

NCAA (1-1)

1967-68

St. John's

19-8

NCAA (0-1)

1968-69

St. John's

23-6

NCAA (1-1)

1969-70

St. John's

21-8

NIT (3-1)

1973-74

St. John's

20-7

NIT (0-1)

1974-75

St. John's

21-10

NIT (2-2)

1975-76

St. John's

23-6

NCAA (0-1)

1976-77

St. John's

22-9

NCAA (0-1)

1977-78

St. John's

21-7

NCAA (0-1)

1978-79

St. John's

21-11

NCAA (3-1)

1979-80

St. John's

24-5

5-1

T-1st

Big East

NCAA (0-1)

1980-81

St. John's

17-11

8-6

T-3rd

Big East

NIT (0-1)

1981-82

St. John's

21-9

9-5

3rd

Big East

NCAA (1-1)

1982-83

St. John's

28-5

12-4

T-1st

Big East

NCAA (1-1)

1983-84

St. John's

18-12

8-8

T-4th

Big East

NCAA (0-1)

1984-85

St. John's

31-4

15-1

1st

Big East

NCAA (4-1)

1985-86

St. John's

31-5

14-2

T-1st

Big East

NCAA (1-1)

1986-87

St. John's

21-9

10-6

T-4th

Big East

NCAA (1-1)

1987-88

St. John's

17-12

8-8

T-5th

Big East

NCAA (0-1)

1988-89

St. John's

20-13

6-10

T-7th

Big East

NIT (5-0)

1989-90

St. John's

24-10

10-6

4th

Big East

NCAA (1-1)

1990-91

St. John's

23-9

10-6

2nd

Big East

NCAA (3-1)

1991-92

St. John's

19-11

12-6

T-1st

Big East

NCAA (0-1)

  • 24-Year College Coaching Record: 526-200 (.725) at St. John's
  • 127-69 (.648) in Big East Conference
  • 12-11 (.522) in Big East Tournament
  • 17-20 (.459) in NCAA Tournament
  • 10-6 (.625) in NIT