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Gregg Marshall
Title Head coach
College Wichita State
Sport Basketball
Team record 17-4
Place of birth Greenwood, SC, U.S.
Career highlights
Overall 220-105 (.677)
Big South Tournament Championship (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Big South Regular Season Championship (1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Big South Coach of the Year (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Randolph-Macon (asst.)
Belmont Abbey (asst.)
Coll. of Charleston (asst.)
Marshall (asst.)
Wichita State

Gregg Marshall is the current head basketball coach at Wichita State University.



Born in Greenwood, SC, he was hired to coach WSU on April 14th, 2007.


Gregg Marshall graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a B.A. degree in Economics/Business in 1985. He later received his Master's degree in Sports Management from the University of Richmond in 1987.


Marshall accepted the Wichita State University coaching position on April 14th, 2007, having previously coached at Winthrop University for nine seasons.

In his nine seasons as head coach at Winthrop, Marshall led the Eagles to seven NCAA tournament appearances and transformed a previously undistinguished program into a mid-major powerhouse. In his first season at Winthrop, the 1998-99 season, he compiled a record of 19-8, 9-1 in Big South Conference play, giving the Eagles their first regular season Big South title. They went on to win the Big South Conference Tournament, earning the Eagles their first ever bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a 16 seed, the team lost to the #1 seed Auburn Tigers in the first round, 80-41.

Since his first season at Winthrop, Marshall has led the team to regular season titles six times, won the Big South Tournament five times, has had five 20-win seasons, was named Big South Coach of the Year three times, and in 2006, surpassed Nield Gordon as the all-time winningest coach in Winthrop men's basketball history.

In the 2006-07 season, Marshall became the first coach in the history of the Big South Conference to have his team go undefeated in conference games. In 2007, he also became the first Big South coach to win an NCAA first round tournament game by defeating 6-seed Notre Dame.

Prior to coming to Winthrop, Gregg Marshall spent two years, 1985-87, as an assistant at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and was an assistant at Belmont Abbey College during the 1987-1988 season. He then spent eight years under John Kresse at the College of Charleston from 1988 to 1996, where the program received an at-large 1994 NCAA bid, NIT invitations in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, he became an assistant coach at Marshall University until being hired by Winthrop in 1998.


  • Big South Coach of the Year
1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007[1].
  • Regular Season Titles
1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Big South Conference Tournament Champions
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances
2007 (11) vs. (6) Notre Dame (Won 74 - 64)
(11) vs. (3) Washington St. (Lost 75 - 61)
2006 (15) vs. (2) Tennessee (Lost 63 - 61)
2005 (14) vs (3) Gonzaga (Lost 74 - 64)
2002 (16) vs. (1) Duke (Lost 84 - 37)
2001 (16) vs. (16) Northwestern State (Lost 71 - 67)
2000 (14) vs. (3) Oklahoma (Lost 74 - 50)
1999 (16) vs. (1) Auburn (Lost 80 - 41)

The 2006 NCAA Tournament matched up Winthrop against second-seeded Tennessee, the SEC Eastern Division champion. Winthrop led for much of the game, only to lose 63-61 on a long jump shot with 2.9 seconds remaining. [2]

Gregg Marshall's success at the mid-major level created a lot of speculation that he could be a contender for the coaching position at North Carolina State University, which was vacated with the release of Herb Sendek. The hype only increased after big name coaches such as West Virginia University coach John Beilein, former UCLA coach Steve Lavin, University of Texas coach Rick Barnes, and University of Memphis coach John Calipari all turned down the position.[citation needed] Sidney Lowe, a former assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons, was eventually named the head coach of the Wolfpack.

Marshall accepted an offer to coach the College of Charleston in June, 2006 but changed his mind after the press conference introducing him as coach and returned to Winthrop. Many compared this decision to Bobby Cremins' decision to leave Georgia Tech in 1993 for the University of South Carolina, only to change his mind and return to Georgia Tech. In an ironic twist of fate, the College of Charleston eventually hired Bobby Cremins as the new coach.

At Wichita State He defeated #16 AP Ranked Texas Tech on December 19th,2009.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Winthrop (Big South Conference) (1998–2007)
1998–1999 Winthrop 21-8 9-1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1999–2000 Winthrop 21-9 11-3 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2000–2001 Winthrop 18-13 11-3 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2001–2002 Winthrop 19-12 10-4 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
2002–2003 Winthrop 20-10 11-3 1st None
2003–2004 Winthrop 16-12 10-6 T-3rd None
2004–2005 Winthrop 27-6 15-1 1st NCAA 1st Round
2005–2006 Winthrop 23-8 13-3 1st NCAA 1st Round
2006–2007 Winthrop 29-5 14-0 1st NCAA 2nd Round
Winthrop: 194-83 104-24
Wichita State (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–present)
2007–2008 Wichita State 11-20 4-14 9th None
2008–2009 Wichita State 17-17 8-10 T-5th CBI 2nd Round
2009–2010 Wichita State 25-9 12-6 2nd NIT
Wichita State: 53-46 24-30
Total: 247-129

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion


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