The milestone cements Baptiste as the most winningest active coach in Division III basketball
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s basketball head coach Brian Baptiste reached his 700th career win today with a 68-57 road victory over Castleton University. In his 40th season as coach of the Corsairs, Baptiste’s win is the most among all active NCAA Division III coaches and 13th most across all Divisions.
Baptiste achieved his first win for UMass Dartmouth (then known as Southeastern Massachusetts University) against Anna Maria College on November 19, 1983. Over his career, Baptiste has won 12 Little East Conference Championships and made 14 Division III National Tournament appearances. Baptiste accrued 17 tournament wins and reached five sweet sixteens and one Final Four.
Baptiste led the 2021-22 UMass Dartmouth squad to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 1992-93 tournament run. He coached the team to a win over Emerson in the first round and Nazareth College in the second before falling to #1 seed Randolph-Macon who was dominant en route to winning the National Championship. His most successful season, 1992-93, saw the Corsairs win the Little East Conference Tournament and advance to the NCAA Division III Final Four, where they fell to the eventual national champion, Ohio Northern University.