Our website uses cookies to ensure you get the best browsing experience possible. View our privacy policy

David Pauley
David Pauley
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach/Physical Education Instructor
Phone: 215-596-8817
Email: d.pauley@usciences.edu
Previous College: Temple '79

A 2019 Philadelphia Area Small College Basketball Association (PASCBA) Hall of Fame inductee, Pauley enters his 20th season as the head men’s basketball coach, and 38th season overall, at University of the Sciences in 2019-20.

He took over the reins of the program from longtime Head Coach Bobby Morgan at the start of the 2000 season and in doing saw, oversaw the program’s transition from a longtime NAIA program to its current NCAA Division II status.

The Devils transitioned from an independent school to a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) and have proceeded to qualify for the postseason in 15 of Pauley’s 19 seasons.  

He has amassed 259 wins and has coached a total of 16 All-CACC honorees, including three-time CACC Player of the Year Garret Kerr and two-time CACC Defensive Player of the Year Flo Da-Silva.

Off the court, his teams have won the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award five times, while also managing a perfect NCAA Academic Success Rate since 2007. 

During his 18 years as an assistant coach, University of the Sciences won 392 games (392-129), never failed to reach postseason play and competed in four NAIA national tournaments. 

He led the Devils to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014-15, which led to him being named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) East Region Division II Coach of the Year, CACC Coach of the Year and PASCBA Coach of the Year. He was also voted the PASCBA Coach of the Year in 2006.

USciences finished 25-6 in 2014-15, winning its first-ever CACC Southern Division title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament East Region semifinals with its first-ever NCAA Tournament win.

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 USciences, 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. 

Currently a distinguished assistant professor of physical education, he has a long track record of service and teaching. He chaired the University’s Promotion and Tenure Committee from 1985-1991 and was the physical education department chair from 2014-2018. He was named Academic Advisor of the Year in 1999 and was a recipient of the USP Bright Idea Award for Teaching in 2007.  

University of the Sciences awarded him the Faculty Special Recognition Award in 2015. 

Pauley has the pleasure of being a member of two other Hall of Fames; the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame – Philadelphia City Wide Chapter and Ridley Township Old Timers Hall of Fame.

A member of the NABC DII Congress and the NABC DII All-American committee, he also serves on the executive board of the PASCBA. 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.

A graduate of Temple University, Pauley received his Bachelor of Secondary Education in 1979 and his Master of Education in 1981. After graduation, he taught at Yeadon High School and then at Hammonton High School before moving into the college ranks. 

He lives with his wife Christine Flanagan (associate professor of english at USciences), their son David and dog Tulla in Haddonfield, N.J.

Coaching Record
  Overall CACC    
Year W L Pct.     W L Pct. Finish   Notes
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
2003-04 16 11 .593     15 5 .750 3rd   CACC Semifinals
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 Runner-Up
2007-08 14 14 .500     7 9 .438 4th South  * CACC Quarterfinals
2008-09 7 20 .259     5 11 .313 4th South (t)    
2009-10 8 19 .296     4 13 .235 5th South  *  
2010-11 13 12 .520     7 10 .412 4th South  * CACC Quarterfinals
2011-12 6 19 .240     4 13 .235 6th South    
2012-13 13 13 .500     10 7 .588 3rd South   CACC Quarterfinals
2013-14 17 11 .607     12 7 .632 3rd South   CACC Semifinals
2014-15 25 6 .806     17 2 .895 1st South  

CACC Semifinals
NCAA Tournament Second Round
CACC Coach of the Year

2015-16 17 12 .586     12 7 .632 3rd South  

CACC Semifinals

2016-17 13 15 .464 11 8 .580 4th Sourth  

CACC Quarterfinals

2017-18 16 13 .552 11 8 .580 4th South  

CACC Semifinals

2018-19 11 17 .393 8 11 .421 5th South    
Totals 259 269 .491   184 171 .518     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