Zach Spiker

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Zach Spiker
Zach Spiker Army.jpg
Spiker coaching at Army in 2011
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamDrexel
ConferenceCAA
Record39–65 (.375)
Biographical details
Born (1976-09-30) September 30, 1976 (age 43)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Playing career
1996–2000Ithaca
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000–2002Winthrop (GA)
2002–2004West Virginia (admin. asst.)
2004–2009Cornell (asst.)
2009–2016Army
2016–presentDrexel
Head coaching record
Overall141–177 (.443)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Patriot League Coach of the Year (2013)
Skip Prosser Award (2016)

Zachary John Spiker (born (1976-09-30)September 30, 1976) is an American college basketball coach and the current head basketball coach for the Drexel Dragons. A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Spiker played college basketball at Ithaca College.[1][2] He was previously the head coach at Army. He attended The Hill School.[3]

In the 2012–13 season, Spiker lead Army to its first overall winning record since 1984–85 (a drought of 28 years), and also the Black Knights' first ever winning record in the Patriot League. For his efforts, Spiker was named 2012-13 Patriot League Coach of the Year, the first Army head coach in eleven years to win the award.

Spiker has joined Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski as the only coaches in Army history to win at least 65 games in their first five seasons.

In 2013–14, the Black Knights set a school record for wins in the Patriot League (10), had only their second season with a winning conference record, and had their first ever back-to-back seasons with winning conference records - all under Spiker.

Finally, under Spiker, Army had its first four-year streak of 15 plus wins (2012–16) since 1920–24.

On March 25, 2016, Spiker was hired as head coach of Drexel to replace former head coach Bruiser Flint.[4] His first year at Drexel concluded with a 9-23 record.

On February 22, 2018, Spiker led Drexel to a 34-point comeback win over Delaware, the largest comeback win in Division 1 history.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Army Black Knights (Patriot League) (2009–2016)
2009–10 Army 14–15 4–10 8th
2010–11 Army 11–19 3–11 8th
2011–12 Army 12–18 5–9 6th
2012–13 Army 16–15 8–6 4th
2013–14 Army 15–16 10–8 5th
2014–15 Army 15–15 6–12 10th
2015–16 Army 19–14 9–9 4th CIT First Round
Army: 102–112 (.477) 45–65 (.409)
Drexel Dragons (Colonial Athletic Association) (2016–present)
2016–17 Drexel 9–23 3–15 10th
2017–18 Drexel 13–20 6–12 T–7th
2018–19 Drexel 13–19 7–11 T–6th
2019-20 Drexel 4-3
Drexel: 39–65 (.375) 16–38 (.296)
Total: 141–177 (.443)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zach Spiker, Head Men's Basketball Coach". United States Military Academy. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Army Feels the Energy of a Youthful New Coach
  3. ^ http://www.csnphilly.com/ncaa/zach-spiker-says-love-philly-attracted-him-drexel-job
  4. ^ "Army's Spiker hired as Drexel's next coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.

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