John Haskins
John Haskins
Title: Head Coach/Asst. Athletics Director
Phone: (910) 521-6345
Previous College: UNC Wilmington, 1980

Having worn many hats during his previous 26 years in the UNC Pembroke athletics department, John Haskins embarks on his 27th year in Pembroke in 2015-16, including his 12th as the head coach of the Braves. Haskins also spent 10 years as the UNCP men’s basketball coach as well.

After serving one year as an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington and four more at Gardner-Webb, Haskins stepped joined the UNCP athletic family as an assistant men’s basketball coach for former athletics director Dan Kenney from 1989-92. During that stretch, the Black & Gold compiled a 63-29 (.684) clip, including an 18-13 record in 1989-90 that culminated in the Carolinas Conference title. That stretch produced five all-conference selections, as well as four all-district and a pair of NAIA all-American nods.

Haskins took over as head coach of the men’s team in 1992 following Kenney’s departure to Winthrop and was integral in UNCP’s transition over to the NCAA Division II ranks. Over the next 10 years, the Black & Gold produced seven all-conference players, one Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year selection (Frank Smith, 1993-94) and a pair of all-PBC Tournament laurels. Rosendo “Russ” Bryden became UNCP’s first National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-America selection following a 1995-96 campaign that saw the Braves reach the 15-win plateau.

Haskins compiled more than 100 wins (105-164) in 10 seasons as the men’s coach and helped the Braves to three winning seasons. He earned PBC Coach of the Year accolades after his final season as the men’s head coach in 2001-02.

As the skipper of the men’s golf team from 2002-05, Haskins helped lead the Braves to top-5 finishes at five different events, including medalist honors at both the 2002 and 2004 Lacey Gane Invitational. In his first season as head coach, he mentored Matt Drye to a spot in the NCAA postseason, while helping a pair of golfers – Greg Dobbins and Mark Long – to an NCAA postseason berth in 2004. The men’s golf team also concluded the 2004-05 campaign with a No. 34 national ranking.

Haskins has achieved unparalleled levels of success as head coach of the women’s basketball program in Pembroke, however. The last 11 seasons have produced a lion’s share of individual recognition, including nine all-conference selections, seven all-state honorees and seven PBC weekly award winners. Former UNCP standout Danielle Richardson earned all-region and all-America honors following Haskins’ first season at the helm, while nine players have earned PBC All-Academic Team distinction over the last five seasons as well.

Haskins has led the Braves to four winning seasons, including a 2004-05 campaign that saw them turn in an 18-10 mark en route to the PBC North Division title. He skippered his squad to a school record 12 league victories en route to a 16-12 record in 2011-12 as well. Having compiled more than 140 wins (141-162) already, Haskins became the winningest coach in UNCP women's basketball history passing Lalon Jones (1984-89) to become the most successful coach in the 40 years of the program.

An all-conference player at Lees-McRae, Haskins averaged more than 15 points as a sophomore for the Bobcats. He made the move to UNC Wilmington after earning his associate’s degree at LMJC and averaged better than 8.0 points and nearly 3.0 rebounds per game over his last two collegiate playing seasons and helped lead the Seahawks to a cumulative 38-18 record. He captained the Seahawks to a 19-10 clip as a senior.

Haskins earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from UNC Wilmington in 1980, and went on to earn his master’s degree in education from Appalachian State in 1981.

Haskins and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Morgan and Connor. Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina and Connor was a record-breaking placekicker on the UNCP football team.


Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Pct. Conference  Pct. Conf Finish Notes
 UNC Pembroke Braves Men's Basketball (Peach Belt Conference)
 1992-93   UNC Pembroke   10-16  .385  7-9  .438  7th  
 1993-94  UNC Pembroke  14-12  .563  9-7  .563  3rd  
 1994-95  UNC Pembroke  10-17  .370  7-11  .389  7th  
 1995-96  UNC Pembroke  15-13  .536  8-10  .444  T-5th  
 1996-97  UNC Pembroke  10-18  .357  6-12  .333  8th  
 1997-98  UNC Pembroke  7-19  .269  3-13  .188  T-5th North   
 1998-99  UNC Pembroke  5-22  .185  3-13  .188  5th North  
 1999-00  UNC Pembroke  16-11  .593  6-10  .375  T-3rd North  
 2000-01  UNC Pembroke  6-20  .231  3-13  .188  6th North
 2001-02  UNC Pembroke  12-15  .444  8-11  .421  T-2nd North  
 UNC Pembroke Braves Women's Basketball (Peach Belt Conference)
 2004-05  UNC Pembroke  18-10  .643  10-6  .625  1st North  PBC North Division Champions 
 2005-06  UNC Pembroke  15-13  .536  10-10  .500  T-4th
 2006-07  UNC Pembroke  13-15  .464  10-6  .625  2nd North  
 2007-08  UNC Pembroke  10-18  .357  5-15  .250  10th  
 2008-09  UNC Pembroke  12-16  .429  8-12  .400  8th  
 2009-10  UNC Pembroke  14-14  .500  8-12  .500  4th East  
 2010-11  UNC Pembroke  12-15  .444  8-10  .444  4th East  
 2011-12  UNC Pembroke  16-12  .571  12-6  .667  3rd East  
 2012-13  UNC Pembroke  12-16  .429  6-13  .316  6th East  
 2013-14  UNC Pembroke  9-17  .346  5-14  .263  T-6th East  
 2014-15  UNC Pembroke  10-16  .385  8-11  .421  T-4th East  
UNC Pembroke Men:  105-163  .392  18-30  .355  
UNC Pembroke Women:  141-162  .465  90-115  .439    
Total:  246-325   .430   108-145  .426     

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