U of A Head Basketball Coach
Eric Musselman was named head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas on April 7, 2019, with his official welcome and press conference coming on the following day at Bud Walton Arena. Musselman has 30 years of coaching experience, including 20 years as a head coach in the NBA, NCAA and CBA.
In his six years as a collegiate head coach, Musselman’s teams have won at least 20 games each year with his winning percentage of .745 ranking sixth-best among active Division I coaches (with at least five years as head as a Division I program). After winning the CBI at Nevada in his first year as a collegiate head coach, his teams have played in each of the last four NCAA Tournaments played.
Musselman recently completed his second season with the Razorbacks and returned the program to heights it had not seen since the mid-1990’s. The Razorbacks advanced to the Elite 8 and finished ranked among the nation’s top 10 (sixth in USA TODAY Coaches poll; 10th in AP) for the first time since 1995.
His exciting brand of basketball and infectious personality has invigorated the Razorback faithful and future Razorbacks. Arkansas ranked eighth in the NCAA in total attendance (294,262) — 12th in season average (15,487) – in year one and led the NCAA by averaging 4,284 in the COVID-19 season of 2020-21. His proven style led the Razorbacks to land the #5 recruiting class in the nation for the 2020-21 season and Musselman has been the standard-bearer negotiating the new landscape of NCAA basketball by landing the top transfer players in the nation each of the last two years.
Musselman is married to Danyelle Sargent Musselman who has worked at ESPN, Fox Sports and the NFL Network as a broadcaster. Musselman has two sons Michael and Matthew. He and Danyelle have a daughter, Mariah.