Richard Pitino  
Richard Pitino

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Providence, '05


04/03/2014

Minnesota Edges SMU 65-63, Captures NIT Crown

Gophers win NIT crown

02/25/2014

Minnesota Races Past No. 20 Iowa, 95-89

Austin Hollins scored a career-high 27 points leading the Gophers past the Hawkeyes.

02/13/2014

Minnesota Falls To No. 21 Wisconsin, 78-70

Gophers fall short on the road against Badgers

02/08/2014

Mathieu, Minnesota Overcome Indiana 66-60

DeAndre Mathieu had 16 points to lead Minnesota

01/22/2014

Golden Gophers Take Down No. 9 Wisconsin, 81-68

Minnesota never trails as they hold the lead for final 38 minutes.

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.

02/25/2014

Raise the Barn: Ep. 6

Watch the latest episode of Raise the Barn presented by Explore Minnesota.

04/03/2014

Gophers Win NIT

Minnesota defeated SMU to claim the NIT title on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

04/01/2014

Minnesota vs. Florida State (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Florida State (USATSI)

03/13/2014

Minnesota vs. Penn State (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Penn State (USATSI)

03/01/2014

Minnesota at No. 16 Michigan

Minnesota at No. 16 Michigan photos by USA TODAY Sports

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
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