|Born||February 17, 1966|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1996–2000||Appalachian State (asst.)|
|2013–2014||UNC Wilmington (asst.)|
|2017–2018||Charlotte (Interim HC)|
|2018–Present||NC State (DBO)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|SoCon regular season championship (2003, 2007, 2008)|
|SoCon Coach of the Year (2003)|
Houston Fancher (born February 17, 1966) is an American basketball coach, previously the interim head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team. Prior to that, he worked for four years at Tennessee, and the last two as the Director of Basketball Operations. From 2000 to 2009, he was the men's head basketball coach of the Mountaineers at Appalachian State University. His first two seasons saw his team go 11–20, and 10–18, respectively. The following season, 2002–03, his team went 19–10, and Fancher was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. In the 2006–07 season, his squad won a school record 25 games, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament, instead garnering Appalachian's first National Invitation Tournament (NIT) berth instead. On March 16, 2009 Fancher resigned as head coach following a disappointing 2008–09 season.
On April 2, 2015 Fancher was named assistant coach on the staff of new Charlotte 49ers head coach Mark Price. He was elevated to interim head coach after Price's sudden firing on December 14, 2017.
On March 6, 2018, following a 3–17 record, Fancher was notified by incoming athletics director Mike Hill that he would not be retained through the 2018–19 season and that a nationwide search for a permanent men's basketball coach would begin immediately.
Head coaching record
|North Greenville Crusaders (Division II Independent) (1992–1995)|
|North Greenville:||44–41 (.518)|
|Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (2000–2009)|
|2000–01||Appalachian State||11–20||7–9||T–3rd (North)|
|2001–02||Appalachian State||10–18||5-11||T–3rd (North)|
|2002–03||Appalachian State||19–10||11–5||T–1st (North)|
|2003–04||Appalachian State||9–21||4–12||6th (North)|
|2004–05||Appalachian State||18–12||9–7||T–2nd (North)|
|2005–06||Appalachian State||14–16||6–8||4th (North)|
|2006–07||Appalachian State||25–8||15–3||1st (North)||NIT 1st Round|
|2007–08||Appalachian State||18–13||13–7||T–1st (North)|
|2008–09||Appalachian State||13–18||9–11||T–2nd (North)|
|Appalachian State:||137–136 (.502)||79–73 (.520)|
|Charlotte 49ers (Conference USA) (2017–2018)|
|2017–18[n 1]||Charlotte||3–17 [n 1]||2–16||14th|
|Charlotte:||3–17 (.150)||2–16 (.111)|
Postseason invitational champion
- Interim head coach, taking over for Mark Price who was fired on December 14, 2017.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2009-03-16). "Fancher Resigns as ASU Men's Basketball Head Coach". GoASU. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
- Charlotte Sports Information (2015-04-02). "Former Appalachian State Coach Houston Fancher Joins Men's Hoops Staff". Charlotte49ers.com. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
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