Former Northwestern basketball coach Bill Carmody announces retirement
Former Northwestern and current Holy Cross head coach Bill Carmody has decided to call it a career. The longtime college coach made the announcement this week.
Carmody was the head coach of Northwestern for 13 seasons (2000-13), winning 192 games with the Wildcats and making four-straight NIT appearances from 2009-12. Despite having some pretty good teams near the end of his run in Evanston, Carmody never reached the NCAA Tournament has the Northwestern head coach.
After 13 seasons at Northwestern, Carmody became the head coach at Holy Cross, where he spent four seasons (2015-19). His teams never had a winning record, but he did make one NCAA Tournament appearance in his first season (2015-16) after winning the Patriot League Tournament that year.
In four years at Holy Cross, Carmody was 58-73.
Before his time at Northwestern and Holy Cross, Carmody got his start at Princeton. He spent four seasons with the Tigers (1996-2000), going 92-25 and winning two Ivy League titles. In the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons, Carmody’s Princeton teams were a perfect 28-0 in conference games through two seasons.
Carmody’s overall Ivy League record at Princeton was 50-6. The Tigers reached the postseason all four years, two NCAA Tournament berths and two NIT bids.
Carmody ends his career with a career 342-318 record.