Richard Pitino
Richard  Pitino

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Providence, '05


03/22/2017

Pitino, Mason Add NABC Honors

Gophers pick up coach of the year and second-team All-District 7 honors Wednesday.

03/06/2017

Five Gophers Receive All-Big Ten Honors

Pitino, Mason, Murphy, Lynch and Coffey recognized.

02/22/2017

Minnesota Beats No. 24 Maryland 89-75

The Gophers earned a key road victory on Wednesday night.

02/15/2017

Springs Hits Winner in 75-74 Victory Over Indiana

Springs Hits Winner in 75-74 win vs. Indiana

04/06/2016

Pitino Blog: April Update

Coach Pitino outlines his expectations for each of the returning and new Gophers for next season and more.

11/11/2014

Raise the Barn 2015: Ep. 1

Season two of Raise the Barn presented by Explore Minnesota kicks off with the team's preparation for its season opener vs. Louisville.

04/16/2014

Raise the Barn: Ep. 8

The final episode of Raise the Barn takes you on Minnesota's ride through the NIT run.

04/09/2014

Pitino Season Wrap

Richard Pitino meets the media to wrap up his first season with Minnesota.

04/08/2014

Pitino Postgame Address

Richard Pitino addresses his team after defeating SMU to win the NIT.

03/12/2014

Raise the Barn: Ep. 7

Watch Episode 7 of Raise the Barn presented by Explore Minnesota.

03/16/2017

Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee (USATSI)

Check out the men's basketball USATSI gallery from the game against MTSU in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.

03/11/2017

Minnesota vs. Michigan

Big Ten Tournament - March 11, 2017

03/10/2017

Minnesota vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Big 10 Quarterfinals against Michigan State.

02/22/2017

USATSI Gallery - Minnesota @ No. 24 Maryland

USATSI Gallery - Minnesota @ No. 24 Maryland

02/11/2017

Minnesota 72, Rutgers 63 (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Rutgers.

ArrowLed the Gophers to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament championship and a school-record 25 wins in his first season with the Maroon and Gold

Arrow In his first season at Florida International, he guided the Panthers to 18 wins, the most since 1997-98 (21). Posted FIU's first winning season since 1999-2000, with a record of 18-14.

Arrow FIU was just 26-65 in the three seasons prior to Pitino's arrival.

Arrow FIU's 11 conference victories marked the most in program history since joining the Sun Belt Conference in 1998-99. The Panthers reached the Sun Belt championship game for the first time.

Arrow The 18 wins are the fourth-most in program history - since 1981-82 (19:'84-85; 20: '92-93; 21: '97-98)

Arrow Prior to leading FIU, Pitino served as the Associate Head Coach for one season and an assistant for two other seasons under his father, Rick, at Louisville. In three years overall with the Cardinals, he helped the program to a combined 88-25 record, a pair of NCAA Elite Eight berths (2008 and 2009) and one NCAA Final Four appearance (2012). His efforts also helped the Cards land two of top 15 recruiting classes in his three years (2007-08 and 2008-09).

Arrow Pitino also spent time as an assistant for two seasons under Billy Donovan at Florida. In his time with the Gators, the club was a combined 50-20 with back-to back NCAA Tournament appearances, including reaching the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional finals before falling to NCAA runner-up Butler.

Arrow Pitino has also spent time as an assistant at Duquesne (2006-07) as well as at Northeastern (2005-06).

COACHING CAREER
Year Position School
2013- Head Coach University of Minnesota
ArrowLed Gophers to 25-13 record in first season, setting new school record for single-season victories
ArrowGuided the team to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament title
Arrow Named 17th head coach in UM history on April 5, 2013
2012-13 Head Coach Florida International University
Arrow Led FIU to first winning season since 1999-2000
Arrow Guided Panthers to 18 wins, its highest total since 1997-98
2011-12 Associate Head Coach University of Louisville
Arrow Louisville finished 30-10 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four
2009-11 Assistant Coach University of Florida
Arrow Florida advanced to two NCAA Tournaments, including the 2010 Elite Eight
2007-09 Assistant Coach University of Louisville
Arrow Cardinals advanced to back-to-back NCAA Elite Eights
2006-07 Assistant Coach Duquesne University
2005-06 Assistant Coach Northeastern University

MORE HEADLINES

Pitino, Mason Add NABC Honors

3/22/2017

Gophers pick up coach of the year and second-team All-District 7 honors Wednesday.

Washington Named Mr. New York Basketball

3/20/2017

Incoming Gophers point guard was selected the top high school player in the Empire State this season.

Gophers Fall to MTSU in NCAA First Round, 81-72

3/16/2017

Amir Coffey had 17 points to lead Minnesota, while Dupree McBrayer added 16.

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