Richard Pitino
Richard  Pitino

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Providence, '05


Pitino Blog: April Update

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


Minnesota Drops Upset Bid to No. 4 Iowa, 75-71

Nate Mason led the Gophers with 14 points and six assists.


Minnesota Falls Short to No. 21 Purdue, 68-64

Nate Mason had 15 points and a career-high 12 assists for the Gophers.


Minnesota Drops 70-63 Decision to Indiana

Joey King led the team with 18 points in loss to the Hoosiers.


Pitino Blog: Signing Day

Head coach Richard Pitino breaks down the three newest Gophers and more.


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.


Raise the Barn: Ep. 8

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


Pitino Season Wrap

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


Pitino Postgame Address

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


Raise the Barn: Ep. 7

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


No. 24 Minnesota Vs. Michigan State

The Gophers take on Michigan State, on January 11, 2017.


Minnesota vs. Ohio State

Jan. 8, 2017


Minnesota vs. Michigan State

Dec. 27, 2016


Minnesota vs. LIU Brooklyn Men's Basketball

Minnesota vs. LIU Brooklyn Men's Basketball December 14, 2016


USATSI Gallery - Vanderbilt @ Minnesota

USATSI Gallery - Vanderbilt @ Minnesota

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).

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


Gophers Can't Hold Off Penn State, Fall 52-50


Tony Carr drew a foul on a final drive to the basket and made two free throws with five seconds left to lift Penn State to a 52-50 win over No. 24 Minnesota on Saturday.

Preview: Gophers at Penn State


Minnesota closes out a grueling stretch of road games to begin conference season in Happy Valley Saturday.

Minnesota Drops Contest at Michigan State, 65-47


Michigan State build a huge lead it used to cruise to a 65-47 victory over No. 24 Minnesota on Wednesday night.

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