Men's Basketball

NCAA NATIONAL TITLES: 2 (2007, '13) NESCAC TITLES: 7 ('01-'02, '05-'06, '12-'14)

David Hixon '75
David Hixon '75
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 413-542-2069
Email: ddhixon@amherst.edu
Season: 41st

 

 

 


David Hixon

 

David Hixon's Career Coaching Record
(41 seasons, 801-288 overall)

1977-78: 10-12
1978-79: 10-13
1979-80: 16-8
1980-81: 14-7
1981-82: 18-7
1982-83: 16-7
1983-84: 11-12
1984-85: 10-13
1985-86: 16-9
1986-87: 20-5
1987-88: 21-5
1988-89: 18-7
1989-90: 14-10
1990-91: 9-14
1991-92: 16-9
1992-93: 15-8
1993-94: 22-5
1994-95: 18-9
1995-96: 21-6
1996-97: 21-5
1997-98: 20-5

1998-99: 16-9
1999-00: 19-6
2000-01: 22-6
2001-02: 22-7
2002-03: 24-5
2003-04: 27-5
2004-05: 26-2
2005-06: 28-4
2006-07: 30-2
2007-08: 27-4
2008-09: 21-7
2009-10: 14-11
2010-11: 25-4
2011-12: 26-3
2012-13: 30-2
2013-14: 27-4
2014-15: 21-8
2015-16: 26-6
2016-17: 17-8
2017-18: 17-9

 

Quick Facts

  • Two-Time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) National Coach of the Year

  • Three-Time NABC Northeast Region Coach of the Year

  • Only the third Division III coach in NCAA history to reach 800 wins

  • Two-time National Champion (2006-07 & 2012-13)

  • 19 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • Conference-High Seven NESCAC Titles


Entering his 42nd season, three-time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Northeast Region Coach of the Year and two-time NABC National Coach of the Year, David Hixon '75, has molded the Amherst men's basketball program into one of the best in the nation.

With an 801-288 overall record, Hixon's .735 winning percentage is the fifth highest in NCAA Division III men's basketball history, while his 801 wins are third most all-time among Division III coaches and 25th among coaches in all divisions. Hixon's teams have also won more NESCAC titles than any other team in the conference (7), and became the first program to win three straight from 2012-14. 

Hixon has led his alma mater to 19 NCAA Tournaments, with 10 of those appearances resulting in a trip to at least the national quarterfinals. Amherst has advanced to the NCAA Semifinals on seven occasions, notably capturing national championships in 2006-07 and 2012-13, and reaching back-to-back Final Four's in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Amherst has solidified its place as a perennial national power by averaging 24 wins per season since 2000-01, with Hixon recording an impressive .824 winning percentage during that span (413-88).

Hixon and his wife, UMass Amherst diving coach Mandy Hixon, have two sons, Matthew and Michael. He and his father, former Andover High School coaching legend Wil Hixon, were inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.