The Jesuit basketball program features Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams and a decades-long tradition of hardwood success, including three state championships: 1950 (the first Catholic school to win a state title), 1984, and 2013. The 2012-13 team is considered perhaps the greatest in Tampa Bay-area history, having won 30 games by 10 or more points and going unbeaten against Florida competition en route to finishing 31-1 as State Champions. Head coach Neal Goldman enters his 34th season in 2020-21 with a career record of 625-293 and 15 District titles. Last season, 2019-20, the Tigers went 23-7 while capturing the District title for the 9th straight season and advancing to the Region Semifinal. Jesuit basketball also continues to excel in the classroom, earning 1st place honors in the FHSAA's Academic Team Champion standings in 2018 and 2nd place in 2019 and 2020!
During the 2020-21 season, Jesuit reached the Final Four of the State Tournament for the 11th time: 1941, '44, '46, '50, '76, '77, '84, '85, '13, '16, and '21.
2019-20 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS - 9th straight year
Varsity Head Coach
Neal Goldman (34th season in 2020-21)
625-293 career record
Varsity Assistant Coaches
JV Head Coach
JV Assistant Coach
Mike Adamchak '08
Freshman Head Coach
Daly Fenlon '11
Freshman Assistant Coach
Jonathan Barlaan '07
The most recently updated 2020-21 team schedules and results always are available under the Athletics Calendar link at left and below.
The Jesuit basketball page on MaxPreps.com has lots of information about the Varsity team. It is regularly updated with the roster, statistics, and results after every Varsity game.
2020-21 Varsity, JV, and Freshman basketball rosters COMING SOON.
On January 30, 2021, Ryan Weir '21 became the 16th player in Jesuit basketball history to score more than 1,000 points in his career. Jesuit athletic director Terry Rupp '84 is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,705 points. View below the full list of Tigers who have achieved 1,000 career points.
Jesuit Basketball - 1,000 Career Points
- Terry Rupp - 1,705 - 1981-84
- Lou Piniella - 1,549 - 1959-61
- Reggie Reed - 1,372 - 1971-74
- Travis Johnson - 1,303 - 2009-13
- Jack Fleming - 1,280 - 2009-13
- Bob Bacon - 1,276 - 1956-58
- John Williams - 1,272 - 1978-81
- Gary Godsey - 1,210 - 1995-99
- Andrew Darst - 1,202 - 2003-07
- James Bunn - 1,177 - 1999-02
- Stevie Darst - 1,161 - 2014-16
- Alan Schonbrun - 1,146 - 1999-03
- Thomas Kaiser - 1,138 - 2003-06
- Everette Egun - 1,060 - 1999-02
- Bob Gooding - 1,012 - 1953-55
- Ryan Weir - 1,008 - 2018-21*