|Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|University||Wake Forest University|
|All-time record||1540–1240 (.553)|
|Head coach||Danny Manning (5th season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Location||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Arena|| Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum |
|Colors||Old Gold and Black |
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|1939, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1984, 1996|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1953, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2004|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1939, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2017|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1953, 1961, 1962, 1995, 1996|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1939, 1960, 1962, 1995, 2003|
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represents Wake Forest University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Wake Forest made the Final Four in 1962 and through the years, the program has produced many NBA players. The Demon Deacons have won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament four times, in 1961, 1962, 1995, and 1996. Wake Forest's biggest rivalries are with the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack. The most recent coach is Danny Manning, who was hired on April 4, 2014.
Wake Forest University is a private research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1834, the university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus has two locations, the older one located near the Ardmore neighborhood in central Winston-Salem, and the newer campus at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter downtown. The university also occupies lab space at Biotech Plaza at Innovation Quarter, and at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The university's Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.
College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.
Daniel Ricardo Manning is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current men's head coach at Wake Forest. Manning played high school basketball at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas, college basketball at The University of Kansas, and played in the NBA for 14 years. After retiring from professional basketball Manning became an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. He won the national championship with the Jayhawks in 1988 as a player, and again as an assistant in 2008. He is the all-time leading scorer in Kansas basketball history with 2,951 points. The next closest player to his point total is Nick Collison, who is 854 points behind Manning.
Randolph Childress is an American former professional basketball player. He is currently an assistant coach for his alma mater, Wake Forest University.
Steve Woodberry is a retired American basketball player who played professionally in the Australian National Basketball League and also in Europe. He played as a point guard, shooting guard and small forward. He is currently an assistant coach at Wake Forest University.
Jeffrey Joseph Bzdelik is an American basketball coach who currently is the associate head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the NBA for slightly over two seasons, from 2002 until he was fired near the end of 2004. He also served as a college head coach at Air Force, Colorado, and Wake Forest.
Dino Joseph Gaudio is a former head men's basketball coach at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a current college basketball assistant coach at the University of Louisville. He previously served as the head coach at the United States Military Academy and Loyola College in Maryland.
George Edward "Skip" Prosser was an American college basketball coach who was head men's basketball coach at Wake Forest University at the time of his death. He was the only coach in NCAA history to take three separate schools to the NCAA Tournament in his first year coaching the teams. In 21 years as a collegiate coach, he made 18 postseason appearances.
The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum(also known as The Joel) is a 14,407-seat multi-purpose arena in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was named after Lawrence Joel, an Army medic from Winston-Salem who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1967 for action in Vietnam on November 8, 1965. The memorial was designed by James Ford in New York, and includes the poem "The Fallen" engraved on an interior wall. It is home to Wake Forest's men's and women's basketball teams, and is adjacent to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. The arena replaced the old Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum, which was torn down for the LJVM Coliseum's construction.
The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 14,407-seat multi-purpose arena, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Construction on the arena began on April 23, 1987 and it opened on August 28, 1989. It was named after Lawrence Joel, an Army medic from Winston-Salem who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1967 for action in Vietnam on November 8, 1965. The memorial was designed by James Ford in New York, and includes the poem "The Fallen" engraved on an interior wall. It is home to the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons men's basketball and women's basketball teams, and is adjacent to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. The arena replaced the old Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum, which was torn down for the LJVM Coliseum's construction.
An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theatre, musical performances, or sporting events. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators, and may be covered by a roof. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the lowest point, allowing maximum visibility. Arenas are usually designed to accommodate a multitude of spectators.
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2018 estimated population of 246,328 it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region, the fifth most populous city in North Carolina, the third largest urban area in North Carolina, and the eighty-ninth most populous city in the United States. With a metropolitan population of 676,673 it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.
Banners hang in the rafters commemorating past players' retired numbers (including Chris Paul, Tim Duncan, and Randolph Childress) and the late Skip Prosser. There are also banners recognizing the Demon Deacons' past NCAA and ACC successes. The arena is home to the Screamin' Demon student section. Wake Forest's black and gold tie-dyed apparel and "Zombie Nation" were both implemented upon Prosser's arrival at Wake Forest.
Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, two Olympic gold medals, and led the NBA in assists four times and steals six times. He has also been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams, eight All-NBA teams, and nine NBA All-Defensive teams.
Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He spent his entire 19-year playing career with the Spurs.
The Miller Centeris the basketball team's on-campus home. It houses the players' locker rooms, team meeting rooms, coaches' offices, and the Dave Budd Practice Gym. The players utilize the Miller Center for practice, meetings, academic work, and relaxing with their teammates.
The Dave Budd Practice Gym has a full-length court, six stand alone baskets, bleacher seating and banners honoring some of the best players to ever don the black and gold. The locker room includes a separate player lounge which features multiple large flat screen TVs, multiple entertainment systems (Blu-ray, streaming software, and gaming systems) plus the latest video software, as well as dedicated equipment and training rooms.
On March 5, 2014, Wake Forest announced a $7.5 million donation from WFU alum Bob McCreary ('61) towards a 95,000 square foot sports performance center.
The Sports Performance Center is designed to meet the training needs of more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 18 sports. The building will be located on Wake Forest's main campus near the Miller Center. The building will house the football program's headquarters and will provide invaluable resources to the basketball program as well. The sports performance center will feature a very robust strength and conditioning facility that will provide all athletes ample room and equipment to maximize their training. Additionally, the new building will house a state of the art athlete nutrition program, which will provide all Wake Forest student-athletes with convenient access to nutritional resources and grab-and-go food options.
The Demon Deacons have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 23 times. Their combined record is 28–23.
|1939||Elite Eight||Ohio State||L 52–64|
Regional 3rd Place
National 3rd Place
|1981||#4||Second Round||#5 Boston College||L 64–67|
|#10 Old Dominion|
#2 Memphis State
# 1 DePaul
|#12 Louisiana Tech|
|1992||#9||First Round||#8 Louisville||L 58–81|
|#12 College of Charleston|
|#16 North Carolina A&T|
#9 Saint Louis
#4 Oklahoma State
|#15 Northeast Louisiana|
|#14 Saint Mary's|
|2001||#7||First Round||#10 Butler||L 63–79|
|#15 East Tennessee State|
#1 Saint Joseph's
#7 West Virginia
|2009||#4||First Round||#13 Cleveland State||L 69–84|
|2017||#11||First Four||#11 Kansas State||L 88–95|
The Demon Deacons have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) six times. Their combined record is 10–5. They were NIT champions in 2000.
|1985||First Round||South Florida||L 66–77|
|2006||First Round||Minnesota||L 58–73|
|1917–18||E. T. MacDonnell||4–12|
|1920–21||J.L. White Jr.||7–10|
|Southern Conference (1936–1953)|
|1938–39||Murray Greason||18–6||15–3||1st||NCAA Regional Finals|
|1952–53||Murray Greason||22–7||12–3||T-2nd||NCAA Regional Semifinals|
|Atlantic Coast Conference (1953–present)|
|1960–61||Bones McKinney||19–11||11–3||2nd||NCAA Regional Finals|
|1961–62||Bones McKinney||22–9||12–2||1st||NCAA National Semifinals|
|1976–77||Carl Tacy||22–8||8–4||T-2nd||NCAA Regional Finals|
|1980–81||Carl Tacy||22–7||9–5||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1981–82||Carl Tacy||21–9||9–5||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1982–83||Carl Tacy||20–12||7–7||5th||NIT Semifinals|
|1983–84||Carl Tacy||23–9||7–7||T-3rd||NCAA Regional Final|
|1984–85||Carl Tacy||15–14||5–9||T-6th||NIT First Round|
|1990–91||Dave Odom||19–11||8–6||T-3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1991–92||Dave Odom||17–12||7–9||6th||NCAA First Round|
|1992–93||Dave Odom||21–9||10–6||T-3rd||NCAA Regional Semifinals|
|1993–94||Dave Odom||21–12||9–7||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1994–95||Dave Odom||26–6||12–4||1st||NCAA Regional Semifinals|
|1995–96||Dave Odom||26–6||12–4||2nd||NCAA Regional Final|
|1996–97||Dave Odom||24–7||11–5||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|1997–98||Dave Odom||16–14||7–9||T-4th||NIT Second Round|
|1998–99||Dave Odom||17–14||7–9||4th||NIT Second Round|
|1999–00||Dave Odom||22–14||7–9||5th||NIT Champions|
|2000–01||Dave Odom||19–11||8–8||T-5th||NCAA First Round|
|2001–02||Skip Prosser||21–13||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2002–03||Skip Prosser||25–6||13–3||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2003–04||Skip Prosser||21–10||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA Regional Semifinals|
|2004–05||Skip Prosser||27–6||13–3||2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|2005–06||Skip Prosser||17–17||3–13||12th||NIT First Round|
|2008–09||Dino Gaudio||24–7||11–5||T-2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2009–10||Dino Gaudio||20–11||9–7||T-5th||NCAA Second Round|
|2016–17||Danny Manning||19–14||9–9||10th||NCAA First Four|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame:
John R. Wooden Award:
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award:
ACC Coach of the Year:
ACC Player of the Year:
ACC Rookie of the Year:
ACC Most Improved Player of the Year
|1977||Skip Brown, Rod Griffin|
|1995||Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan|
|1954||Dickie Hemric, Lowell Davis*|
|1955||Dickie Hemric, Lowell Davis*|
|1956||Lowell Davis, Jackie Murdock*|
|1957||Jackie Murdock, Jack Williams, Ernie Wiggins*|
|1960||Len Chappell, Dave Budd*, Billy Packer*|
|1961||Len Chappell, Billy Packer|
|1962||Len Chappell, Dave Wiedeman*,|
|1964||Frank Christie, Butch Hassell*, Ronny Watts*|
|1965||Bob Leonard, Ronny Watts*|
|1966||Bob Leonard, Paul Long*|
|1976||Skip Brown*, Rod Griffin*|
|1977||Skip Brown, Rod Griffin|
|1978||Rod Griffin, Frank Johnson*|
|1984||Kenny Green*, Anthony Teachey*|
|1993||Rodney Rogers, Randolph Childress*|
|1994||Randolph Childress, Trelonnie Owens**|
|1995||Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan|
|1997||Tim Duncan, Tony Rutland**|
|2002||Darius Songaila*, Josh Howard**|
|2003||Josh Howard, Vytas Danelius*|
|2004||Justin Gray, Chris Paul**|
|2005||Chris Paul, Justin Gray*, Eric Williams*|
|2006||Justin Gray*, Eric Williams**|
|2009||Jeff Teague*, James Johnson**|
|2010||Al-Farouq Aminu*, Ishmael Smith*|
|2012||C. J. Harris**|
|2013||C. J. Harris**|
|Year||Player||Round #||Pick #||Overall #||Team|
|1955||Dickie Hemric||2nd||4||10||Boston Celtics|
|1960||Dave Budd||2nd||2||10||New York Knicks|
|1962||Len Chappell||1st||4||4||Syracuse Nationals|
|1963||Bob Woollard||7th||1||54||New York Knicks|
|1965||Ron Watts||2nd||9||17||Boston Celtics|
|1967||Paul Long||5th||2||45||Detroit Pistons|
|1970||Dickie Walker||11th||7||177||Buffalo Braves|
|1971||Gil McGregor||6th||4||89||Cincinnati Royals|
|1971||Charlie Davis||8th||1||120||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|1972||Rich Habegger||15th||1||188||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1973||Eddie Payne||11th||2||167||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1974||Tony Byers||5th||9||81||Buffalo Braves|
|1976||Daryl Peterson||6th||12||98||Seattle SuperSonics|
|1977||Skip Brown||3rd||12||56||Boston Celtics|
|1977||Jerry Schellenberg||3rd||17||61||Washington Bullets|
|1978||Rod Griffin||1st||17||17||Denver Nuggets|
|1978||Leroy McDonald||4th||10||76||San Diego Clippers|
|1981||Frank Johnson||1st||11||11||Washington Bullets|
|1982||Guy Morgan||2nd||17||40||Indiana Pacers|
|1982||Jim Johnstone||3rd||5||51||Kansas City Kings|
|1982||Mike Helms||7th||16||154||Houston Rockets|
|1983||Alvis Rogers||6th||14||130||Kansas City Kings|
|1984||Danny Young||2nd||15||39||Seattle SuperSonics|
|1984||Anthony Teachey||2nd||16||40||Dallas Mavericks|
|1985||Kenny Green||1st||12||12||Washington Bullets|
|1985||Delaney Rudd||4th||13||83||Utah Jazz|
|1987||Tyrone Bogues||1st||12||12||Washington Bullets|
|1992||Chris King||2nd||18||45||Seattle SuperSonics|
|1993||Rodney Rogers||1st||9||9||Denver Nuggets|
|1995||Randolph Childress||1st||19||19||Detroit Pistons|
|1997||Tim Duncan||1st||1||1||San Antonio Spurs|
|2002||Darius Songaila||2nd||21||49||Boston Celtics|
|2003||Josh Howard||1st||29||29||Dallas Mavericks|
|2005||Chris Paul||1st||4||4||New Orleans Hornets|
|2009||James Johnson||1st||16||16||Chicago Bulls|
|2009||Jeff Teague||1st||19||19||Atlanta Hawks|
|2010||Al-Farouq Aminu||1st||8||8||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2017||John Collins||1st||19||19||Atlanta Hawks|
Ned Dixon "Dickie" Hemric was an American collegiate and professional basketball player for Wake Forest University (1952–1955) and the NBA's Boston Celtics (1955–1957).
Rusty LaRue is an American former multi-sport athlete who played basketball, baseball, and football at Wake Forest University. He later played for the Chicago Bulls team that won the 1998 National Basketball Association championship. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he was listed at 6'3" (1.90 m) and 185 pounds (84 kg). He was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Wake Forest, under head coaches Dino Gaudio and Jeff Bzdelik.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team represents Wake Forest University in the sport of American football. The Demon Deacons compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Wake Forest plays its home football games at BB&T Field and is currently coached by Dave Clawson.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are the various sports teams that represent Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Originally, Wake Forest's athletic teams were known as The Old Gold and Black or the Baptists, due to its association with the Baptist Convention. However, in 1923, after a particularly impressive win against Trinity College a newspaper reporter wrote that the Deacons "fought like Demons", giving rise to the current team name, the "Demon Deacons".
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team represents Wake Forest University in NCAA Division I college baseball. The program competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They won the 1955 College World Series. They are coached by Tom Walter.
Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu is an American-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays internationally with the Nigeria national basketball team. Aminu was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2010 NBA draft with the eighth overall pick, and has also played for the New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.
The 2008–09 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Dino Gaudio. he team played its home games in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The 2009–10 Wake Forest Demon Deacons women's basketball team will represent Wake Forest University in the 2009–2010 NCAA Division I basketball season. The team will be coached by Mike Petersen. The Demon Deacons are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and will attempt to win an NCAA championship.
The 2012–13 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Jeff Bzdelik, who was coaching in his third season at Wake Forest. The team played its home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 13–18, 6–12 in ACC play to finish in a tie for ninth place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Maryland.
The 2013–14 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Jeff Bzdelik, who was in his fourth season at Wake Forest. The team played its home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 17–16, 6–12 in ACC play to finish in three-way tie for 11th place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Pittsburgh.
The 2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by first-year head coach Danny Manning. The team played home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 13–19, 5–11 in ACC play to finish twelfth place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Virginia Tech.
The 2015–16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by second-year head coach Danny Manning. The team played home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and were a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Demon Deacons finished season 11–20, 2–16 in ACC play to finish in 14th place. They lost to NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
The 2015–16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons women's basketball team will represent Wake Forest University during the 2015–16 college basketball season. The Demon Deacons, led by fourth year head coach Jen Hoover. The Demon Deacons are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and play their home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. They finished the season 17–16, 6–10 in ACC play to finish in a tie for ninth place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Georgia Tech. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Charlotte in the first round before losing to Florida Gulf Coast in the second round.
The 2016–17 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by third-year head coach Danny Manning. The team played their home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 19–14, 9–9 in ACC play to finish in tenth place. They defeated Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to Virginia Tech. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed in the South region. There they lost in the First Four to Kansas State.
The NC State–Wake Forest rivalry is a series of athletic contests between in-state rivals, the North Carolina State University Wolfpack and the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. The first game was played in 1895 between the two institutions. Wake Forest was originally located in Wake Forest, North Carolina until it moved its campus across the state of North Carolina to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1956. The two universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, where they meet every year in football due to being aligned in the Atlantic Division. The schools play each other twice in basketball every season, due to being primary partners.
The 2004–05 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University in the 2004–05 season. Led by head coach Skip Prosser and Sophomore Chris Paul, the Demon Deacons put together their most successful season since their 1996–97 Campaign as led by Dave Odom and Tim Duncan. The efforts of Paul earned him a consensus All-American selection, and named him ACC Player of the year. After the season, Paul would declare for the NBA draft, and be selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets .
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