Mountaineers Highlights

General Team Information:

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Past Conferences: Northeast Conference
City: Emmitsburg, Maryland
Arena: Knott Arena
NCAA Tournaments: 6 (1995, 1999, 2008, 2014, 2017, 2021)


National Championships – 0
Conference Titles – 2 (1996, 2017)

Team History

The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers have a rich basketball tradition that began on Feb. 22, 1909, when they defeated St. Patrick’s AA (Delaware) 27-18 in the only game they played that season. Mount St. Mary’s played a seven-game schedule in the 1909-1910 season, including contests with Manhattan and Loyola (Md.)

Mount St. Mary’s became a Division II powerhouse, appearing in the NCAA Division II Tournament on 14 occasions and winning the national championship in 1962. The Mountaineers advanced to the title game in 1981 but were defeated by Florida Southern. Mount St. Mary’s last appeared in the Division II Tournament in 1987.

The Mountaineers made the jump to Division I before the start of the 1988-89 season, which they played as an independent. The season gave Mount St. Mary’s the opportunity to face the likes of Auburn, Seton Hall and West Virginia. The Mountaineers joined the Northeast Conference before the start of the 1989-90 season and remained there through the 2021-22 season, eventually making the jump to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for the 2022-23 season.

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers All-Time Records

Points Scored

  • Jack Sullivan, 2,672
  • Chris McGuthrie, 2,297
  • Junior Robinson, 1,872


  • Bob Sutor, 1,368
  • Sal Angelo, 1,334
  • Jack Sullivan, 1,216


  • Jeremy Goode, 603
  • Gregory Harris, 529
  • John Moore, 471


Have any Mount St. Mary’s players made the NBA?

The Mountaineers have had two players make it to the NBA, one of which was Fred Carter, who was selected in the 1969 draft and played for three teams over eight seasons and finished with a career scoring average of 15.17 points per game. Carter is No. 2 on the Mount St. Mary’s team stats in scoring all-time behind Jack Sullivan, but both players did play against Div. II competition. Bob Riley played seven games for the Atlanta Hawks in the 1970-71 season.

How many coaches has Mount St. Mary’s had?

Mount St. Mary’s has had 23 different head coaches over the years, which may seem a little high considering Jim Phelan was at the helm for 49 years. But of those 23 head coaches, there were 11 who were in charge for just one season and three others who spent two years as head coaches.

What are the fewest number of points Mount St. Mary’s has scored in a game?

In the team’s second season, the Mountaineers were defeated by the Carlisle Indians 57-9 on February 22nd, 1910, a record which stood until Mount St. Mary’s was defeated by Navy 49-8 on January 16th, 1919.

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