HBCU Top Women's Basketball Coaches

* = Active

Name

School(s)

Years

Career Records

Tournament/
Conference

Championships/Playoffs

Vivian Stringer*
6th winningest coach in women’s basketball history
Basketball Hall of Fame

Cheyney
Iowa
Rutgers

12
12
24

251-51
269-84
480-267
1000-402*

2 AIAW
9 NCAA Appearances
15 NCAA

Nelson Brownlee
2-time NAIA Coach of the Year

Claflin

27

623

17 EIAC

12 NAIA Playoffs
7 NAIA District VI Championships
2-time NAIA runner-up
6 SEAC Championships

James Sweat

Hampton
Norfolk State

8
19

 183-44
346-218
529-262

5 CIAA
1 MEAC

1988 NCAA Div. II championship 
5 NCAA Div. II South Atlantic Regionals
1991 NCAA Division II Final
NCAA Division I Tournament appearance

Patricia Bibbs

NC A&T
Hampton
Grambling

7
7
3

130-88

500+

 

10 MEAC
10 SWAC

1991 NCAA Division II Final
1 NCAA Div. I playoffs
2 WNIT

Shirley Walker

Jackson State

30

492-336

 

11 SWAC

7 NCAA Playoffs

Bo Browder*

Xavier, LA

21

448-179

 

7 GCAC

8 GCAC Tournaments
14 NAIA I playoffs

Theresa Check

Central State, Ohio

17

407-176

 

13 NAIA Div. I Tournaments

Jessie Harris
(3-time SWAC COY)
Black College Coach of the Year 1989



Mississippi Valley State

27

380 -215

 

3 SWAC

Ed Davis*
#5 NCAA Div. II)



Bowie State
Delaware State*

8

 

171-54
171-159
342-113

5 CIAA
1 MEAC

4 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
    

Press Parham
(no. 34, active Div. II) 



Alabama A&M

20

 

323-226

 

3 SIAC

3 NCAA Tournament                 
3 NCAA Div. II South Atlantic

Willie Simon



South Carolina State

18

 

305-93

 

5 SCAIAW
4 MEAC

AIAW National Champions 1979
    

Sanya Tyler



Howard

14

300

6 MEAC

1 WNIT    
NCAA Playoffs, 1982

Edward J. Glover Jr.



Voorhees

16

 

261-262

 

5 SCAIAW
4 MEAC

AIAW National Champions 1979
    

David Six*



Hampton

8

 

180-78*

6 MEAC

6 NCAA Playoffs
1 WNIT
    

Sadie Magee



Alcorn State

 

 

2 SWAC

4 SWAC Tournaments 

Malcom “Zeke” Avery



Hampton

8

 

138-82

1 CIAA

1 CIAA Tournament championship

Ola Goss



Elizabeth City State

 

 

AIAW Div. II championship, 1977  

Tom Harris



Virginia Union

20

 

4 CIAA

AIAW Div. II championship, 1977

Alfred Harvey



Winston-Salem State

 

 

AIAW So. Div. champions, 1979

Nate Kilbert



Alcorn State
Miss Valley State

11

4 SWAC

2 NCAA Div. I playoffs, 2000-01