|Title:||Head Coach/Alumni Coordinator|
Michael Mucci enters his 19th season at the helm of Haverford's men's basketball team with the start of the 2013-14 season, leading a program which in recent years has established itself as a playoff contender in the strong Centennial Conference.
The 2012 season saw Ian Goldberg and Cam Baker surpass the 1,000 point plateau in the final game of the season. Goldberg, a first-team All-Centennial Conference honoree, was also named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Men's Basketball Academic All-Area Team.
In 2011, the Fords raced all the way to the conference semifinals, falling to No. 1 seed and eventual champion Franklin & Marshall 71-62. The team’s 14 wins tied for the most wins in a season since the 18-win campaign of 1976-77. Five of his players were named to all-conference/all-academic teams.
Mucci's 2006-07 squad reached the conference championship game for only the third time in school history and first since 1977. The 2006-07 senior class left Haverford after achieving a winning record versus conference opponents. Also, within the past six seasons the Fords have produced three 1,000-point scorers and the school's all-time career assist leader. Following the 2002-03 season, Mucci earned "Coach of the Year" honors from the Philadelphia Small College Coaches Association. In 1995-96, his first year at Haverford, Mucci guided the senior-laden Fords to their first conference postseason appearance in almost two decades, and to the team's best record in 19 years.
Mucci has more than 30 years of college coaching experience, including 18 years as a Division I assistant at Villanova, Robert Morris, and Yale. He played a central role in building Yale into one of the most respected Ivy League programs in his 13 years there. While in New Haven, he recruited and coached NBA center Chris Dudley.
Michael Mucci and his wife, Karen Kauffman, a professor at Villanova University, live in Havertown.