Bill Courtney (basketball)

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Bill Courtney
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamMiami (FL)
Biographical details
Born (1970-05-04) May 4, 1970 (age 49)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1994Robinson Secondary School (assistant)
1994–1995Thomas Jefferson HS for S&T (assistant)
1995–1996American (assistant)
1996–1997Bowling Green (assistant)
1997–2005George Mason (assistant)
2005–2006Providence (assistant)
2006–2009Virginia (assistant)
2009–2010Virginia Tech (assistant)
2017–2019DePaul (assistant)
2019-presentMiami (FL) (assistant)
Head coaching record

Bill Courtney (born May 4, 1970) is an American college basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach at Miami (FL) in Coral Gables, Florida and the former head men's basketball coach at Cornell.

Coaching career[edit]

Head coach[edit]

On April 23, 2010, following the resignation of former head coach Steve Donahue, a press conference was held at Cornell University to officially hire Courtney as the next basketball coach. Courtney thanked Donahue for leading the University to three consecutive Ivy League titles, and mentioned that his first goal was to win a fourth. He also mentioned that while “no one thinks we're going to be that good next year," he told the team to "put no limits on what they can accomplish because [Courtney] certainly won't." Courtney's official title is Robert E. Gallagher '44 Head Coach of Cornell Men's Basketball.[1]

After six seasons as a head coach and compiling a losing record, Courtney's contract was not renewed in March 2016.[2]

Courtney was hired by DePaul as an assistant coach on June 28, 2017.[3]

After two seasons serving as an assistant coach at DePaul, Cortney was hired by Miami (FL) on June 12, 2019.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (2010–2016)
2010–11 Cornell 10–18 6–8 T–5th
2011–12 Cornell 12–16 7–7 5th
2012–13 Cornell 13–18 5–9 T–6th
2013–14 Cornell 2–26 1–13 8th
2014–15 Cornell 13–17 5–9 T–5th
2015–16 Cornell 10–18 3–11 T–7th
Cornell: 60–113 (.347) 27–57 (.321)
Total: 60–113 (.347)


  1. ^ "Bill Courtney Named New Men's Basketball Coach". The Cornell Sun. Cornell University. June 10, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Goodman, Jeff; Borzello, Jeff (February 19, 2016). "Cornell fires coach Bill Courtney". Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  3. ^ O'Neill, Robert (June 28, 2017). "DePaul hires Bill Courtney as assistant coach". Retrieved July 5, 2017.

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