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Thomas Penders

Born: May 23, 1945
Alma Mater: UConn (1967)

Career Record (major schools): 33 Years, 594-420, .586 W-L%
Schools: Columbia (43-60), Fordham (125-114), Rhode Island (48-17), Texas (208-110), George Washington (49-42) and Houston (121-77)

Conference Champion: 4 Times (Reg. Seas.), 5 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 11 Years (12-11), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Record includes games as coach of major schools, and does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Coaching Record

Season School Conf G W L W-L% SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final Notes
1974-75 Columbia Ivy 26 4 22 .154 -17.75 -3.01
1975-76 Columbia Ivy 25 8 17 .320 -11.56 -3.34
1976-77 Columbia Ivy 26 16 10 .615 0.30 -6.18
1977-78 Columbia Ivy 26 15 11 .577 -4.10 -4.06
1978-79 Fordham NJNY7 29 7 22 .241 -8.79 -0.33
1979-80 Fordham ECACM 28 11 17 .393 -5.89 -2.67
1980-81 Fordham ECACM 28 19 9 .679 1.65 -2.16
1981-82 Fordham MAAC 29 18 11 .621 3.33 -1.03 Tournament Champion
1982-83 Fordham MAAC 30 19 11 .633 1.27 0.23 Tournament Champion
1983-84 Fordham MAAC 34 19 15 .559 0.37 -0.87
1984-85 Fordham MAAC 31 19 12 .613 0.62 -2.74
1985-86 Fordham MAAC 30 13 17 .433 -4.88 -4.33
1986-87 Rhode Island A-10 30 20 10 .667 3.90 0.75
1987-88 Rhode Island A-10 35 28 7 .800 9.92 0.22 NCAA Tournament
1988-89 Texas SWC 34 25 9 .735 9.69 3.39 NCAA Tournament
1989-90 Texas SWC 33 24 9 .727 13.20 5.73 NCAA Tournament
1990-91 Texas SWC 32 23 9 .719 14.82 7.78 22 22 23 NCAA Tournament
1991-92 Texas SWC 35 23 12 .657 11.37 6.31 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1992-93 Texas SWC 28 11 17 .393 2.93 5.41
1993-94 Texas SWC 34 26 8 .765 14.59 3.00 20 20 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1994-95 Texas SWC 30 23 7 .767 15.81 3.74 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1995-96 Texas SWC 31 21 10 .677 12.45 5.06 23 NCAA Tournament
1996-97 Texas Big 12 30 18 12 .600 12.33 9.46 16 13 NCAA Tournament
1997-98 Texas Big 12 31 14 17 .452 4.53 6.46 22 22
1998-99 George Washington A-10 29 20 9 .690 10.99 5.47 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1999-00 George Washington A-10 30 15 15 .500 4.55 5.41
2000-01 George Washington A-10 32 14 18 .438 8.37 6.30
2004-05 Houston CUSA 32 18 14 .563 4.64 3.92
2005-06 Houston CUSA 31 21 10 .677 7.33 1.97 25
2006-07 Houston CUSA 33 18 15 .545 5.75 3.12
2007-08 Houston CUSA 34 24 10 .706 8.40 -0.16
2008-09 Houston CUSA 33 21 12 .636 8.26 1.29
2009-10 Houston CUSA 35 19 16 .543 6.74 3.48 NCAA Tournament; Tournament Champion
Career Overall 1014 594 420 .586 4.40 1.75
Columbia 103 43 60 .417 -8.28 -4.15
Fordham 239 125 114 .523 -1.54 -1.74
Rhode Island 65 48 17 .738 6.91 0.48
Texas 318 208 110 .654 11.17 5.63
George Washington 91 49 42 .538 7.97 5.73
Houston 198 121 77 .611 6.85 2.27

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1983-84 Fordham 34 (#8)
1987-88 Rhode Island 35 (#7)
1991-92 Texas 35 (#4)
1993-94 Texas 34 (#7)
Career 1014 (#20)

Wins
1987-88 Rhode Island 28 (#5)
Career 594 (#35)

Losses
1974-75 Columbia 22 (#3)
1978-79 Fordham 22 (#3)
Career 420 (#7)