Toby Carrigan
Toby Carrigan
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (513) 244-4929
Email: toby.carrigan@msj.edu

In seven seasons as Head Coach of Mount St. Joseph University Men’s Basketball program, Toby Carrigan’s teams have rewritten the record books and taken the program to new heights.

The 2-time HCAC Coach of the Year (14-15, 15-16) is coming off a third regular season championship in four years as the Lions finished the 17-18 season 17-9 and 14-4 in HCAC play.

The 16-17 season saw the Lions set a new school record in wins at 20, the first 20 win season in program history, breaking the old single season win record set in 2014-15 in which the Lions won 19 games.  The historical season also landed MSJ in the D3Hoops.com National Top-25 poll at #22, the first Top-25 ranking in school history.

Under Coach Carrigan’s leadership, MSJ won three of the last four regular season HCAC championships in 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2017-18, the first of their kind since the program began in 1998. MSJ also took home the HCAC tournament championship in 2016, earning the Lions their first NCAA tournament berth in program history.

The last five seasons have been the most successful in program history averaging over 18 wins per season totaling 91 wins since 2013. Carrigan has led MSJ to five straight HCAC tournaments. Coach Carrigan’s first HCAC Tournament appearance in 2012-13 season was the Lions’ first post-season berth since the 2005-06 campaign.

 The Lions’ 14 HCAC wins in 2017-18 tied the school record set in 2014-15 & 2016-17 is the most in a single season in school history. Coach Carrigan’s 68-22 record and .755 winning percentage in the last five seasons is the winningest stretch in the 20-year history of the program.

The Lions have produced a 51-11 home record in the Harrington Center since 2013.

Recruiting and player development have been key factors to Coach Carrigan’s success - Mount Basketball has produced two of the last six HCAC Freshman of the Year (Adam Goetz-2017, Joel Scudder-2013) and 10 HCAC All-Conference players including 2016 HCAC Tournament Most Valuable Player Travis Combs.

Before coming to the Mount, Carrigan was the head basketball coach at South Dearborn High School in Aurora, Indiana, where in two seasons he helped take a program that had produced only one winning season in the previous 15 seasons to a 15-7 mark. The 15 wins were the most in the past 20 years at South Dearborn. The record from 2009-2010 to 2010-2011 marked the third-best turnaround in wins in the state of Indiana (400 schools) during that span. He also taught physical education while at South Dearborn.

Prior to coaching at South Dearborn, Carrigan was an assistant men’s basketball coach at NCAA Division III and Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference member Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky for nine seasons. During his time at Transylvania University, Carrigan, who was the team’s top assistant for eight years, saw the Pioneers win four HCAC championships and play in three NCAA Division III National Tournaments. While at Transylvania the team compiled a 163-80 record. In addition, Carrigan was the assistant director for the Pioneers’ summer basketball camps for nine years, and has been the camp director for the Toby Carrigan Basketball Camp since 2004.

He also was an assistant basketball coach at NCAA Division III Hanover College, 1999-2000, coaching the junior varsity team, and was the JV basketball coach at Rising Sun High School in Indiana, 1998-1999.

Carrigan, a Rising Sun High School graduate, has a bachelor’s degree in physical education, with a teaching certification (grades 7-12) from Hanover College (1998). While at Hanover, Carrigan played for the Panthers for four seasons, was a team captain, a three-year starter and an Honorable Mention All-HCAC selection his senior season. Hanover played in the NCAA Tournament twice during Carrigan’s playing career. He also won his team’s Mental Attitude Award and Top Defensive Player honor. Carrigan also has a master’s degree in physical education, sports administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

The Lions’ coach is a resident of Union, KY where he resides with his wife, Raimi, and their two children, daughter Gracie and son Griggs.

Mount Head Men's Basketball Coaches' Records

Coach

Years

Seasons

G

W

L

W.PCT

W.Sea

L.Sea

Even Sea.

Larry Cox

1998-99 to 2010-11

13

332

148

184

.446

5

8

0

Toby Carrigan

2011-12 to current

7

184

107

77

.582

5

2

0

Totals

1998-99 to current

20

516

255

261

.494

8

10

0