8 on the all-time scoring list with over 1,600 career points and the top-five with more than 500 assists. - Only coach in America East history to start his tenure with nine straight 20-win seasons In its NCAA First Round match up the Catamounts picked up their second-ever NCAA Tournament win, defeating Lamar 71-59 before falling to top-seeded North Carolina 77–58 in the Second Round. Born: April 17, 1968. In his senior campaign, Wills was honored with the America East Defensive Player of the Year award. In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Vermont head coach John Becker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their defensive commitment. The Catamounts were defeated at home by Albany 53–49, and elected to participate in the 2013 College Basketball Invitational, where it fell to Santa Clara 77–66 in the first round. 5 likes. His nephew, Matt Becker, played basketball for Fairfield Warde. [3] On May 10, 2011, Becker was named interim head coach of the Catamounts while search was conducted. John Becker (born April 17, 1968) is an American college basketball coach, currently the head coach of the Vermont Catamounts of the America East Conference. The Catamounts won 10 straight during conference play. The 20-win season made Becker the first coach in America East history to post three-straight 20-win seasons in his first three seasons, and it was the 11th time in the last 13 seasons UVM eclipsed the 20-win mark. log in sign up. Lamb was was named America East Player of the Year and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District I (New England) Player of the Year in 2018-19 and 2019-20. Becker became the first coach to win the America East Coach of the Year award four straight years. Retrouvez Art Becker: Basketball, Forward (basketball), American Basketball Association, Houston Mavericks, Indiana Pacers et des millions de livres en … He also worked extensively with Carissimo during his freshman year with film and individual workouts as he transitioned into Vermont’s starting point guard midseason, while Voelkel went on to be named the America East Rookie of the Year in 2011.       Conference tournament champion, Vermont Catamounts men's basketball head coaches, 2017 America East Men's Basketball Tournament, "Source: Becker named UVM men's basketball coach", "Vermont coach John Becker's route to the NCAA tournament included an IT job, a pay cut and tennis", http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110510/SPORTS0101/110510027, "Vermont Names John Becker Head Men's Basketball Coach", "Becker Gets 100 as Catamounts Pick Up Road Win at UNH", "Men's Hoops Sweep America East Major Awards, Henson and Duncan Earn All-Conference Honors", "Bell-Haynes Repeats as Player of Year to Highlight 2017-18 Men's #AEHoops Awards", "Men's Hoops Falls Short in America East Title Game - University of Vermont", "Men's Hoops Beats Stony Brook 56-50 for Third Consecutive America East Regular Season Crown", "America East championship: Vermont books NCAA tournament berth, topples UMBC", "Four Cats Earn All-America East Honors; Becker and Lamb Major Award Winners", "Kabengele, Mann lead 4th-seed FSU over hot-shooting Vermont", "Lamb has 29 points, leads Vermont over UMass Lowell 74-65", "3 rivalries that will likely decide conference titles, top NCAA seeds and bragging rights", "Becker, Lamb Earn USBWA District I Honors", "NABC Announces Division I All-District Coaches", "NABC Names Division I All-District Coaches", "Lamb's Second Player of Year Honor Highlights 2019-20 Men's #AEHoops Honors", "Men's Hoops Takes Down St. John's with Lamb's Late Jumper", "Smith's Season-High 25 Points Lead Catamounts Over Towson", "America East Cancels Basketball Championship Games", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Becker_(basketball)&oldid=991945022, Catholic University Cardinals men's basketball coaches, College men's basketball head coaches in the United States, Vermont Catamounts men's basketball coaches, Articles with dead external links from April 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles with short description added by PearBOT 5, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 5× America East Coach of the Year (2014, 2017–2020), This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 17:28. You gotta win, now. [15][16] He set a new America East record as the fastest head coach to reach 100 conference wins, doing so in his 120th conference game, tying Kansas' Bill Self for fourth on the all-time list for NCAA Division I men's basketball. The 2019-20 Cats’ field-goal percentage was the fifth-best in the country at 38.0%. Becker reached the career milestone in his 120th conference game, the fastest by an America East coach and tied for the fourth-fastest in NCAA history – Gonzaga's Mark Few (112 games in the WCC), Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp (116 games in the SEC), Temple's John Chaney (118 games in the A-10), and Kansas' Bill Self (120 games in the Big XII). He helped groom guard Sandro Carissimo into a floor general for the squad and Clancy Rugg emerged as a top player for the Catamounts. ON THE VERMONT BENCH The 2012–13 season saw Vermont post another 20-win season, coupled with an appearance in the America East Championship game. Vermont took down St. John’s for its first win over a high-major program since 2009. Redshirt freshman guard Ernie Duncan sat out his first year in Vermont because of a back injury but came on in 2015-16 starting all but one game he played. Vermont advanced to the America East Semifinals for the 12th time in 14 years and was invited to the CBI Tournament for the third time in program history. Remarked to members of the media as his most rewarding coaching experience, Becker’s 2015-16 Catamounts won nine of their final 11 games, advanced to the America East Championship Game for the third time in the last five seasons (10th overall), and earned an invitation to the CBI Tournament for the second straight season. Vermont continued its run in the 2017 America East Men's Basketball Tournament, capturing its sixth conference tournament title to earn a berth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Catamounts advanced to the second round to face No. The team is 22 and 5 this year and is on a 14-game winning streak. John Becker Basketball Coach Profile, University of Vermont - www.usbasket “The days leading up, when it was reality that this was going to happen – it just seemed impossible. John Becker. Becker’s 2017-18 Cats posted a 15-1 league record and captured its eighth America East regular season crown in school history. Becker became just the second first-year head coach since Northeastern's Karl Fogel to win the conference tournament. HONORS, AWARDS AND CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS. [13] The Catamounts drew a 13-seed in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament and were defeated by Florida State 76–69 to finish the season 27–7. “It was a really emotional night,” Vermont coach John Becker said on The DA Show. Serving as a captain in his junior and senior seasons, O’Day was named to the America East All-Conference Third Team following his senior season. In his first year in charge of the Catamounts, Becker led Vermont to a second-place finish in the America East Conference with a 24-12 overall record and 13–3 mark in conference, winning the America East Championship for Vermont's fifth NCAA Tournament bid in nine years, defeating Stony Brook 51–43. The 2019-20 Cats became the first team in league history to win four consecutive outright America East regular season titles and received votes in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll eight times. Copyright © 2020 University of Vermont Athletics Burlington, VT 05405 | 802.656.3131, Vermont and Coach John Becker are the Best-Kept Secrets in the Country, 'This Is All Connected,' Vermont-Purdue Game has Bigger Meaning, Part of Vermont's NCAA Team and Hoping, One Day, to be Able to Play, Vermont Looking to Set New Standard for America East Supremacy, Undefeated Catamounts! On January 27, 2016, Becker picked up his 100th overall victory at Vermont, with a 66–50 win over the New Hampshire. Josh Speidel was set to be one of the best players in Vermont basketball history. He was a football player at the University of Illinois in 1918 and 1920. It’s a surprise no high major team — particularly on the East coast — has poached Becker yet. For the second straight year in 2017-18, UVM was picked as the preseason favorite and cruised through America East play with a 15-1 record on its way to an eighth regular season crown. John was tagged in the video "John Becker's highlights St. Xavier High School." • Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Finalist (2017, 2019, 2020) [17][18][19], With the return of reigning America East Player of the year Anthony Lamb, Becker guided the Catamounts to its fourth-straight outright regular season title, which set a league record while also earning his record fifth America East Coach of the Year award. Becker has produced the league’s Player of the Year in each of the last four seasons. UVM also became the first team ever to sweep the league's major awards – Becker (Coach of the Year), Trae Bell-Haynes (Player of the Year), Anthony Lamb (Rookie of the Year), Dre Wills (Defensive Player of the Year), and Darren Payen (Sixth Man of the Year). He was also selected as the NABC All-District I Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Hugh Durham Award – given to the country’s top mid-major coach. At Vermont, he is loved. Becker ranks third on UVM’s all-time wins list (219) and he owns the highest winning percentage (.706) from the 52 Division I head coaches hired prior to the 2011-12 season which includes Iowa State’s Steve Prohm, Indiana’s Archie Miller, and Florida’s Michael White. The Cats advanced to the America East Championship Game for the third straight season and for the fifth time in the last seven years. ‎Guest: John Becker, University of Vermont Men's Basketball Head Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Vermont head coach John Becker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their defensive commitment. Close. Becker doesn’t have the name recognition that some of the other guys on this list do, but he has quietly put together a mid-major monster at Vermont. LRT Sports is designed to help you organize and understand college athletics and your college recruiting process. That did not happen. In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Vermont head coach John Becker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their defensive commitment. The Catamounts traveled to the Pacific Northwest and defeated Seattle, 73-54, to advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive year. [16] At the close of the season, Becker was named the USBWA district I coach of the year for the third consecutive season. PERSONAL State Rep. John Becker of Clermont County filed the articles, joined by 3 other representatives. Becker collected four Coach of the Year awards from America East, NABC, the USBWA, and he was a finalist for the Hugh Durham Award. The University of Vermont men's basketball coach turned down a job offer at Duquesne on Wednesday and will remain with the Catamounts. - His 19 America East Tournament wins are second-most in league history By virtue of winning the regular season, the Catamounts earned an automatic berth in the 2014 NIT. It's good to be John Becker in Burlington, Vermont. He was just the fifth head coach in America East history to earn 20 or more wins in their first season at a school and the fourth in league history to lead his team to the championship game in his rookie year. 14. He was named to the America East All-Rookie Team and shot 43.8% from three-point land – one of the highest percentages in a single-season all-time. - Has the three highest UVM single-season win totals, all within the last four seasons – 29 (2016-17), 27 (2017-18, 2018-29), and 26 (2019-20) Finishing second in the America East regular season, the Catamounts fell at home in the semifinals of the America East playoffs, and accepted a bid to the 2015 College Basketball Invitational. Kurt Steidl earned America East All-Rookie honors in 2014. John Becker, Vermont, Head Coach - RealGM. IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS The 27 wins is tied for second-most in school history, behind the 2016-17 campaign's 29 wins. John Becker is staying put in Burlington. During the 2010-11 season Vermont won the America East Regular Season Championship and played in the NIT. Becker became the only coach in Vermont and America East history to win 20 games each of his first four years. He returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach in both football and basketball. Select Currency: USD AED [6] The feat was accomplished in 158 games, which ties Mike Lonergan for fastest to reach 100 wins by a UVM coach. Bell-Haynes became the third Catamount named America East Player of the Year twice and garnered a pair of All-America honors – AP Honorable Mention and Lou Henson (top mid-major Division I mid-major players). The Catamounts extended their postseason streak to seven straight seasons with the invite and advanced to the CBI Semifinals. After averaging just five minutes per game as a freshman, Wills became the only Catamount to start all 34 games as a sophomore and finished the year ranked second on the team in scoring (9.3 ppg). User account menu. UVM ranked in the top five nationally in scoring defense (59.5 ppg allowed) and field-goal percentage defense (38.0%). He replaced Mike Lonergan, who left to become the … A member of the NABC since 1994, he also served as a color commentator for weekly internet broadcasts of Division III men’s basketball games from 2000-03. Seas. Coming off its second program pause due to COVID-19, the University of Vermont men’s basketball team returned to practice prior to Thanksgiving. The Catamounts are one of seven programs with at least 12 straight 20-wins seasons – Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, and Saint Mary’s. John Becker Asst Basketball Coach at University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont Area Higher Education. Courtesy: Vermont Athletic Communications. He has been joined by his colleagues Representatives Keller, Vitale, and Zeltwanger in an effort to restore the rule of law. In 2018-19, UVM captured its ninth America East regular season championship and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time. Player development has also been a hallmark of Becker’s during in his time at Vermont. He is one of three coaches to register 20 wins in each of his first nine seasons at a single school, joining Gonzaga’s Mark Few and former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon. In nine seasons at the University of Vermont, John Becker, the Meghan and Robert Cioffi Men's Basketball Head Coach, has guided the Catamounts to nine 20-win seasons, eight straight postseason berths (NCAA three times, NIT twice, CBI – three times), won four America East Tournament titles (2012, 2017, 2019, and 2020), five America East regular season crowns (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020) and an NCAA …       Conference regular season champion   But John Becker, head coach of the Vermont men’s basketball team, is in a band. EIGHT STRAIGHT POSTSEASON APPEARANCES r/CollegeBasketball: A subreddit for college basketball news and discussion. Becker followed up a fantastic rookie season with a solid sophomore campaign, guiding the Catamounts to their second straight 20-win season (21-12), a repeat appearance in the conference championship game and the team’s fifth straight postseason appearance. Rugg led Vermont in scoring as a junior and senior and was named to the America East All-Conference First Team as a senior in 2014. He was also named to the all-defensive team for the second straight season in 2014. John Gallagher (born May 27, 1977) is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Hartford.Gallagher was named the tenth head coach in the history of the Hartford Hawks program on April 16, 2010 by Director of Athletics Pat Meiser. John Becker is an IT guy who took an $80,000 pay cut in 2006 to become Vermont’s director of operations for $10,000 a year. UVM has averaged 22.8 wins a year since Becker joined the program. In 2016-17, he was named a 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year finalist and earned 2017 USBWA District I (New England) Coach of the Year, ECAC Coach of the Year, and America East Coach of the Year honors after a successful 29-6 season. Press J to jump to the feed. 14. He is, in fact, the drummer in the band. - 219 wins is the most successful nine-year stretch in program and conference history through first eight seasons Carissimo and Luke Apfeld were selected to the America East All-Academic Team in each season under Becker. While at Illinois he was the president of the Sigma Pi fraternity chapter and received his degree in 1922. Vermont also logged the third-longest winning streak in program history at 15 games and held the nation's longest overall winning streak for the second straight season. Rate your coach! John Becker said in 2015: It's been a tough 24 hours with the news about Josh's car accident. 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