Jags’ Dip Metress Reaches 400 Career Wins

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men’s basketball Head Coach Dip Metress reached his 400th career win on Wednesday, Feb. 17 with an 84-82 overtime road win at Francis Marion.

 

MBB Head Coach Dip Metress

  • In 20th Season Overall: 400 – 193 (.675)
  • In 12th Season w/ Augusta: 266 – 100 (.727)
  • In 2015-16 Season w/ Augusta: 14 – 10 (.560)

 

“There have been three constants in my coaching career,” Metress said. “Loyal players and coaches, my wife Heather and daughter Elizabeth, and Coach (Clint) Bryant, because I would have never gotten the Belmont Abbey job as well as my current job. Special shout out to them.”

 

Dip Metress took over for the Jaguars in the 2004-05 season and he has posted a winning record in every year since. Now in his 12th, Metress continues to succeed in wins, recruits, and postseason appearances. The team reached its 11th NCAA Tournament all time and it’s seventh under Metress last season in 2014-15.

 

Metress’ first win with the Jags came on Nov. 20, 2004 in a 65-58 victory over Carson Newman.

 

Prior to his 12 seasons at the helm of the Jaguars, Metress was the head coach at Belmont Abbey from 1996-2004 and was an assistant at Hampton (1995-1996), Augusta State (1989-95), and Newberry (1988-89)

 

Metress was named the fifth head coach in program history on May 10, 2004, and wasted little time in rebuilding the Jaguars. He won 19 games in his first season and led the Jaguars to victories over three nationally-ranked opponents.

 

Read the full Dip Metress bio by clicking here

 

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach, Newberry, 1988-89
  • Assistant Coach, Augusta State, 1989-95
  • Assistant Coach, Hampton, 1995-96
  • Head Coach, Belmont Abbey, 1996-2004
  • Head Coach, Augusta University, May, 2004-present

 

Coaching Honors

  • CVAC Coach Of The Year, 2001-02
  • East Region Coach Of The Year, 2001-02
  • Peach Belt Conference Coach Of The Year, 2006-07
  • South Atlantic Region Coach Of The Year, 2006-07
  • Whack Hyder Georgia Coach Of The Year, 2008-09
  • NABC Southeast Region Coach Of The Year, 2008-09
  • Peach Belt Conference Coach Of The Year, 2009-10
  • Jags reached 11th NCAA Tournament, seventh under Metress, 2014-15

 

Coaching History

Year School Wins Loss PCT
1996-97 Belmont Abbey 7 20 .259
1997-98 Belmont Abbey 10 17 .370
1998-99 Belmont Abbey 17 10 .630
1999-00 Belmont Abbey 16 11 .593
2000-01 Belmont Abbey 16 12 .571
2001-02 Belmont Abbey 25 6 .807
2002-03 Belmont Abbey 24 7 .774
2003-04 Belmont Abbey 19 10 .655
2004-05 Augusta State 19 11 .633
2005-06 Augusta State 15 13 .536
2006-07 Augusta State 24 7 .774
2007-08  Augusta State 27 7 .794
2008-09 Augusta State 30 5 .857
2009-10 Augusta State 29 4 .879
2010-11 Augusta State 30 4 .882
2011-12 Augusta State 17 11 .607
2012-13 Augusta State 14 13 .519
2013-14 GRU Augusta 24 8 .750
2014-15 GRU Augusta 23 7 .767
2015-16

CAREER

Augusta University

12th Season at Augusta

14

266

10

100

.583

.727

TOTALS 20th Season Overall 400 193 .675

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