Tribe Highlights

General Information

  • NCAA Division: Division I
  • Conference: Colonial Athletic Association (1982-present)
  • City: Williamsburg, Va.
  • Stadium: Kaplan Arena


  • NCAA Tournaments: None
  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Tournament Titles: None
  • Conference Regular Season Titles: 3 (1983, 1998, 2015)

Past Conferences:

  • Southern
  • ECAC South

Team History

The William & Mary Tribe are a Division I team based in Williamsburg, Va. William & Mary competes in the Colonial Athletic Association and is coached by Dane Fischer. William & Mary has the dubious distinction of being one of just four 45 Division I programs to have never participated in the NCAA Tournament. The closest the Tribe ever got to making the Big Dance was in 2014, when they lost to Delaware 75-74 in the CAA Tournament final. In fact, they are 0-9 in conference tournament finals, having also lost in 1958, 1961, 1965, 1975, 1983, 2008, 2010, and 2015.

The Tribe did win conference regular season titles in 1983, 1998 and 2015. In all three instances, they qualified for the National Invitational Tournament and went on to lose by single digits. In 2019, with an eye on ending their NCAA Tournament drought despite long odds, the Tribe hired Fischer —a former assistant at Williams, Rider, Bucknell and George Mason— to replace Tony Shaver. Fischer went 21-11, including 13-5 in conference play in his first season, and was named the CAA Coach of the Year. However, the Tribe has struggled since then, going just 12-37 over his next two years.

Notably, William & Mary has put three players in the NBA, most recently Nathan Knight, who spent parts of two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves after going undrafted in 2020. Knight, former CAA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, signed a two-way contract with Minnesota and its G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, to begin the 2021-22 season.

Other alums to play in the NBA include Andy Duncan (1947-51) and Brant Weidner (1983-84).

All-Time Records

Points Scored

o Marcus Thornton: 2,178
o Nathan Knight: 2,141
o Chet Giermak: 2,052


o Jeff Cohen: 1,679
o Bill Chambers: 1,270
o Nathan Knight: 964


o David Cohn: 490
o Scott Coval: 409
o John Lowenhaupt: 369


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