From their early days in the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Carleton Ravens men's basketball program has a history that dates back to 1962. The Ravens enjoyed success right from the start with eight seasons of winning records.
Under early head coaches Norm Fenn and Ernie Zoppa, the Ravens established themselves as contenders in Eastern Ontario. Despite their early success, the Ravens would face some lean years in the 1980's and 90's seeing their records slip from above .500 to as low as 1-11 and 2-10. Faced with growing competition in OUAA/OUA East the Ravens program turned to head coach Dave Smart in 1999-00.
Smart assumed leadership of Paul Armstrong's 12-8 team from the 1998-99 season and despite dropping to 11-9 would quickly turn the Ravens into championship contenders. Under Smart, the Ravens would go on to win 13 CIS/U SPORTS National Championships with interim head coach Rob Smart Jr. leading the Ravens to another title during 2015-16.
In 2019-20 former women's head coach and previous men's player and assistant coach Taffe Charles would be named head coach and immediately guide the Ravens to their 15th championship. Charles and the Ravens would complete a perfect 14-0 season in 2021-22 and, after a season lost to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ravens repeated as national champions claiming their third consecutive championship bringing their total to sixteen.
U SPORTS / CIS Championships
2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22