Mike Lonergan completed his fourth season as head coach for men's basketball at George Washington University in 2014-15, leading the Colonials to back-to-back 20-win seasons and postseason appearances for the first time since 2006 and 2007.
In 2013-14, Coach Lonergan led the Colonials back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007 with a trip in the Big Dance. He helped guide a team picked 10th in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll to an 11-5 league mark and third in the A-10 standings, and a 24-9 overall record to tie the second-most wins in program history. For his efforts, Coach Lonergan was awarded a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.
In 2014-15, he guided GW to 22 victories, tying the seventh-most in a season in program history, and a return trip to the postseason with an at-large selection to the National Invitation Tournament. Coach Lonergan helped the Colonials post a 60-54 opening round victory at Pittsburgh for the program's first-ever win in five NIT appearances.
When Jonathan Tsipis was named head coach of the George Washington women's basketball team in April 2012, he was tasked with re-establishing the Colonials as a national power and the most dominant team in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Just three years later, Coach Tsipis has done just that.
In 2015, Coach Tsipis was voted Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year as he led GW to a 29-4 overall record - setting a program record for wins and winning percentage - an Atlantic 10 regular-season title with a 15-1 league mark, an A-10 championship and its first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2008. The Colonials, who won both the regular-season and tournament crowns for the first time since 2003, became the first No. 1 seed to win the A-10 tournament since Xavier in 2011.
GW won 19 straight games during an 11-week span that stretched from before Thanksgiving to nearly Valentine's Day and included victories over N.C. State and Purdue in the Bahamas en route to a championship at the Junkanoo Jam. It matched the second-longest streak in program history and jettisoned the Colonials into the national rankings, where they remained for the final 10 weeks of the season and peaked at No. 19.