East Tennessee State

Official Name: 
East Tennessee State University
Nickname: 
Buccaneers
Mailing Address: 

Post Office Box 70641
University Drive & State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37614

Telephone: 
(423) 439-4220
Fax: 
(423) 439-6138
Enrollment: 
11,500
Arena: 

Memorial Center
Capacity: 13,000
Year Opened: 1977

School Colors: 
Blue and Gold
Conference: 

Atlantic Sun (since 2006)
Former Member of Ohio Valley (1959-78) and southern (1980-2005)

NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances: 

(9) 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, and 2010
2-10 record (.143)

NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances: 

(1) 1957
1-1 record (.500)

NIT Appearances: 

(2) 1983 and 2007
0-2 record (.000)

NAIA Tournament Appearances: 

(3) 1953, 1954, and 1956
0-3 record (.000)

All-Time Winningest Coach: 

Madison Brooks (25 years from 1949-73, 369-268 record, .579)

All-Time Scoring Leader: 

Tim Smith (2,300 points from 2003-06)

All-Time Rebounding Leader: 

Tommy Woods (1,034 from 1965-67)

Single-Game Individual Scoring Record: 

Tom Chilton (52 points as senior vs. Austin Peay on 2/5/61)

All-American Selections: 
NCAA Consensus Second-Team All-Americans: 

Individual Single-Game Scoring Record Box Score:

Tom Chilton (52 vs. Austin Peay)
February 5, 1961 (senior/32.1 ppg)

1

2

Total

East Tennessee State

50

50

100

Austin Peay

43

43

86

Name

FG

FT

PTS

Chilton

16

20-23

52

Crumley

4

2-2

10

Coulter

3

3-4

9

Riddick

2

4-4

8

Taylor

2

7-10

11

Ervin

2

0-0

4

McQuery

1

1-2

3

Range

1

1-2

3

Totals

31

38-47

100

Percentages

.809

Name

FG

FT

PTS

Beshears

6

6-11

18

Bradley

5

5-6

15

Darrah

1

0-0

2

Davis

3

3-6

9

Briggeman

0

2-2

2

Camp

4

2-2

10

Phillips

6

3-4

15

Celusta

2

1-2

5

Henderson

2

5-7

9

Overton

0

1-2

1

Totals

29

28-42

86

Percentages

.667

Coach

Seasons

Years

Record

W-L %

Best Season(s)

Record

Charles Reece

4

1919-22

23-12

.657

1922

11-3

Vernon McFee

1

1923

5-5

.500

1923

5-5

Jim Luck

2

1924-25

11-15

.423

1925

5-4

John Robinson

6

1926-31

25-40

.385

1931

10-6

Gene McMurray

13

1934-47 (not 1944)

92-81

.532

1946

18-3

L.T. Roberts

1

1948

9-8

.529

1948

9-8

John Madison Brooks

25

1949-73

369-268

.579

1954

23-4

Leroy Fisher

3

1974-76

23-52

.307

1975

9-14

Charles "Sonny" Smith

2

1977-78

30-23

.566

1978

18-9

Jim Halihan

4

1979-82

57-53

.518

1979

16-11

Barry Dowd

3

1983-85

40-46

.465

1983

22-9

Les Robinson

5

1986-90

78-70

.527

1990

27-7

Alan LeForce

6

1991-96

108-70

.608

1991

28-5

Ed DeChellis

7

1997-2003

105-93

.530

2003

20-11

Murry Bartow

8

2004-11

162-99

.621

2004

27-6

  • All-Time W-L Record: 1,134-899 (.558) from 1922 through 2011.
  • NOTES: East Tennessee State moved up to major-college status in 1959
  • East Tennessee State did not field a team in 1943-44 during World War II
  • Coach is unknown for 1931-32 (12-6 record) and no records are available for 1932-33.