About St. Norbert College Men’s Basketball

Mens basketball is our oldest varsity sport at the college, dating back to the winter of 1916-17. We joined the Midwest Conference in 1983, winning a league championship in our first season of competition in 1983-84. Our lone conference affiliation prior to the MWC was the Midlands Conference, of which we were a member from 1948-53 and 1966-74.

Our home games are on campus at Schuldes Sports Center, which opened in 1979. Prior to Schuldes, the Green Knights played at Van Dyke Gym from 1931 to 1979, which is still in existence in the Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center. In the 1960s, we played several games at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena.

NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances
1984, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

NCAA College Division (Division II) Tournament Appearance
1958

NAIA National Tournament Appearances
1961, 1962, 1965

Midwest Conference Championships
1984, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Midlands Conference Championship
1952

Year-By-Year Results

Year Record Conference Coach 
Comments
1916-17 4-2 - George Carey
1917-18 5-4-1 - George Carey
1918-19 Not available - George Carey
1919-20 12-0 - George Carey
1920-21 10-6 - George Carey
1921-22 6-3 - George Carey
1922-23 8-0 - George Carey
1923-24 5-1 - George Carey
1924-25 6-4 - George Carey
1926-28 - - - Intramural leagues only
1929-31 - - - Non-varsity competition
1931-32 4-7 - Jack Malevich
1932-33 2-10 - Jack Malevich
1933-34 8-6 - Jack Malevich
1934-35 10-6 - Mickey McCormick
1935-36 4-11 - Mickey McCormick
1936-37 6-8 - Mickey McCormick
1937-38 8-5 - Mickey McCormick
1938-39 8-6 - Mickey McCormick
1939-40 11-5 - Mickey McCormick
1940-41 3-8 - Mickey McCormick
1941-42 4-12 - Mickey McCormick
1942-43 5-6 - Mickey McCormick
1943-44 - - - No team fielded due to World War II
1944-45 3-7 - Mickey McCormick
1945-46 1-7 - Fred Dillon
1946-47 8-7 - John Biolo
1947-48 11-7 n/a Orv Dermody  Midlands Conference began
1948-49 13-7 n/a Orv Dermody
1949-50 11-10 n/a Orv Dermody
1950-51 19-10 n/a Al Skat
1951-52 15-11 n/a Al Skat  Midlands Conference champion
1952-53 10-14 n/a Al Skat  Last year of Midlands Conference
1953-54 14-13 - Al Skat
1954-55 14-8 - Al Skat
1955-56 7-15 - Mel Nicks
1956-57 11-13 - Mel Nicks
1957-58 15-11 - Mel Nicks NCAA Division II Regional Qualifier
1958-59 12-11 - Romie Kosnar
1959-60 17-11 - Romie Kosnar
1960-61 13-13 - Romie Kosnar NAIA Tournament
1961-62 13-9 - Romie Kosnar  NAIA Tournament
1962-63 12-11 - Romie Kosnar
1963-64 12-10 - Romie Kosnar
1964-65 17-9 - Romie Kosnar  NAIA Tournament
1965-66 11-14 2-4 Romie Kosnar  Midlands Conference revived
1966-67 12-10 5-3 Romie Kosnar
1967-68 8-14 2-6 Romie Kosnar
1968-69 14-12 5-3 Romie Kosnar
1969-70 15-9 3-5 Romie Kosnar
1970-71 5-18 2-8 Romie Kosnar
1971-72 10-15 4-6 Romie Kosnar
1972-73 10-15 4-6 Romie Kosnar
1973-74 13-12 6-4 Romie Kosnar St. Norbert leaves Midlands Conference
1974-75 10-13 - Romie Kosnar
1975-76 18-7 - Romie Kosnar
1976-77 10-14 - Romie Kosnar
1977-78 5-19 - Romie Kosnar
1978-79 10-14 - Romie Kosnar
1979-80 14-11 - Romie Kosnar
1980-81 16-11 - Romie Kosnar
1981-82 11-11 - Romie Kosnar
1982-83 16-6 - Mike Heideman  Joined Midwest Conference in 1983
1983-84 21-4 13-1/1st Mike Heideman  NCAA Sweet 16/Ranked No. 5
1984-85 14-8 9-5/T5th Mike Heideman
1985-86 15-7 11-3/T3rd Mike Heideman
1986-87 14-8 11-3/T3rd Don LaViolette
1987-88 10-12 7-5/T5th Don LaViolette
1988-89 12-10 7-5/T5th Don LaViolette
1989-90 11-11 7-5/T5th Paul DeNoble
1990-91 8-14 6-6/T5th Paul DeNoble
1991-92 4-18 1-11/T9th Paul DeNoble
1992-93 9-13 5-9/T7th Paul DeNoble
1993-94 14-9 10-4/T3rd Paul DeNoble
1994-95 12-10 7-7/T5th Paul DeNoble
1995-96 8-14 2-12/T11th Paul DeNoble
1996-97 11-11 6-8/T9th Paul DeNoble
1997-98 11-11 5-8/T7th Paul DeNoble
1998-99 17-7 12-4/2nd Paul DeNoble
1999-2000 9-13 8-8/5th Paul DeNoble
2000-01 11-11 9-7/5th Paul DeNoble
2001-02 21-5 16-0/1st Paul DeNoble NCAA First Round/Ranked No. 21
2002-03 12-11 9-7/5th Paul DeNoble
2003-04 12-11 9-7/5th Paul DeNoble
2004-05 8-15 5-11/T7th Paul DeNoble
2005-06 7-16 5-11/T7th Paul DeNoble
2006-07 9-13 8-8/6th Gary Grzesk
2007-08 14-10 10-6/T3rd Gary Grzesk
2008-09 18-6 12-4/T3rd Gary Grzesk
2009-10 23-4 14-2/1st Gary Grzesk NCAA Second Round/Ranked No. 20
2010-11 20-6 14-4/1st Gary Grzesk NCAA First Round/Ranked No. 24
2011-12 16-9 12-6/3rd Gary Grzesk
2012-13 20-6 15-3/1st Gary Grzesk NCAA First Round
2013-14 25-2 18-0/1st Gary Grzesk NCAA Second Round/Ranked No. 7
Totals 998-854 316-225 91 years

Mens Basketball Coaches Summary

George Carey 1917-25 (9 yrs.) 56-20-1, .734
Jack Malevich 1932-34 (3 yrs.) 14-23, .378
Mickey McCormick 1935-43, 1945 (10 yrs.) 62-174, .456
Fred Dillon 1946 (1 yr.) 1-7, .125
John Biolo 1947 (1 yr.) 8-7, .533
Orv Dermody 1948-50 (3 yrs.) 35-24, .593
Al Skat 1951-55 (5 yrs.) 72-56, .563
Mel Nicks 1956-58 (3 yrs.) 33-39, .458
Romie Kosnar 1959-82 (24 yrs.) 288-293, .496
Mike Heideman 1983-86 (4 yrs.) 66-25, .725
Don LaViolette 1987-89 (3 yrs.) 36-30, .545
Paul DeNoble 1990-2006 (17 yrs.) 185-200, .481
Gary Grzesk 2007-present (8 yrs.) 145-56, .721