UNH Director of Athletics Allison Rich announced Tuesday that the contract of head men’s basketball coach Bill Herrion will not be renewed.
“We wish Bill all the best and thank him for dedicating 18 seasons to UNH Men’s Basketball. However, after careful consideration, I have determined that it is time for new leadership to continue advancing the program,” Rich said.
Herrion, a graduate of Merrimack College (’81), went 227-303 (.428) at the helm of the Wildcats and set records for most career victories as an America East (formerly North Atlantic Conference) head coach (394) and most wins by a UNH head coach (227). From 2015-17, the team posted 59 wins to mark the three most successful consecutive seasons in the program’s annals, which included a pair of 20-win seasons (2015-16, 2016-17) and the school’s first-ever postseason win, 77-62 at Fairfield, in the 2016 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).
The Wildcats reached the AEC semifinals seven times (2006, 2009-10, 2015-16-17, 2023) under Herrion, who was a four-time America East Coach of the Year (1993, 1995-96, 1999) during his tenure at Drexel, guiding the Dragons to five regular-season titles and three conference championships (1994-95-96).
A national search will be conducted for the next Wildcat men’s basketball head coach.