Pauley enters his 19th season as the head men’s basketball coach, and 39th season overall, at the University of the Sciences in 2018-19, having taken over the reins of the program from longtime head coach Bob Morgan at the start of the 2000 season.
In doing saw, he oversaw the program’s transition from a longtime NAIA program to its current NCAA Division II status and from an independent school to a member of the CACC.
USciences has qualified for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament in each of the last six seasons, as well as in 15 of Pauley’s 18 seasons.
In 2014-15 University of the Sciences recorded on of its best seasons in program history, leading to Pauley being named the CACC Coach of the Year, as well the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year and the National Association of Basketball Coaches East Region Coach of the Year.
USciences finished 25-6 in 2014-15, winning its first-ever CACC Southern Division title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament East Region semifinals. The team also earned the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award for the fourth time in six years.
Pauley became the second coach in program history to record 200 wins during the campaign, reaching the milestone in the Devils final regular season game with a win over Georgian Court.
Pauley joined the institution, then known as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, in 1982 as an assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant professor in the school’s physical education department.
He served as an assistant coach for 18 seasons before taking over from Morgan. Over that 18-year stretch, University of the Sciences won 392 games (392-129), never failed to reach post-season play and competed in four NAIA national tournaments.
A longtime supporter of small college basketball in the Philadelphia area, Pauley still serves on the executive board of the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association. He was awarded the organization’s John McAdams Service Award in 2006 for his years of dedication and commitment to supporting and promoting small college basketball in the Philadelphia Area. The organization has honored him as the Sam Cozen Coach of the Year in 2007 and again in 2014-15.
Pauley also serves as the primary academic advisor for 4-8 first and second-year student-athletes, guiding them through their transition from high school to college and into the professional phase of the institution’s professional programs (pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.).
A graduate of Temple University in 1979, Pauley received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and an M.Ed in 1981. After graduation, he taught at Yeadon High School and then at Hammonton High School before moving into the college ranks.
He now resides in Barrington, New Jersey with his wife Christine and his son, David.
|2000-01||18||12||.600||12||8||.600||4th (t)||*||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2001-02||13||14||.481||9||11||.450||7th (t)||*||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2002-03||14||13||.519||10||9||.526||6th (t)||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2004-05||12||17||.414||10||10||.500||6th (t)||CACC Semifinals|
|2005-06||12||16||.429||10||12||.455||7th (t)||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2006-07||14||15||.483||10||10||.500||6th (t)||CACC Tournament Runner-Up|
|2007-08||14||14||.500||7||9||.438||4th South||*||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2010-11||13||12||.520||7||10||.412||4th South||*||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2012-13||13||13||.500||10||7||.588||3rd South||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2013-14||17||11||.607||12||7||.632||3rd South||CACC Semifinals|
CACC Semifinals; NCAA Tournament Second Round
|248||252||.493||176||160||.524||15 CACC Tournament Appearances
1 NCAA Tournament Appearance
*2000-01 - includes 3 forfeits vs. Wilmington/1 vs. Felician
*2001-02 - includes 2 forfeits vs. Wilmington
*2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11 - inlcudes 1 forfeit vs. Cheyney