RETURN OF INVESTMENT
LAST 10 GAMES
NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Ohio Valley Conference
Past Conferences: Heart of America Athletic Conference, Great Lakes Valley Conference
City: St. Charles, Missouri
Arena: Robert F. Hyland Performance Arena
- NCAA Tournaments: 0
- National Championships – 0
- Conference Titles – 0
The Lindenwood Lions are a fairly new college basketball team, having begun play in 1972-73. The Lions made the move to Division I for the 2022-23 season as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. Lindenwood enjoyed a bit of success over the years as a member of the NAIA.
Lindenwood went through coaches quickly in its beginning, with seven different head coaches in the team’s first 11 years. Lanny Hradek was the team’s longest-lasting coach at four years, while Vernon Smith last two years. The other five coaches lasted just one season each.
Dale Ribble led the Lions to their first NAIA Division II Tournament in 2000 and Lindenwood repeated the feat in 2006. The last time Lindenwood competed in the NAIA Tournament was in 2011 when the Lions advanced to the second round.
Central Michigan assistant coach Kyle Gerdeman was hired by Lindenwood for the 2019-20 season. The Lions went 11-21 in their first Division I season in 2022-23.
Lindenwood Lions All-Time Records
- Chris Childs, 417
- Keenon Cole, 414
- Kevin Caldwell Jr., 385
- Cam Burrell, 190
- Keenon Cole, 182
- David Ware, 129
- Kevin Caldwell Jr., 105
- Cam Burrell, 59
- Chris Childs, 56