The Greatest College Basketball Coaches of All Time

College basketball has seen some of the best coaches who have amassed numerous awards and led their teams into the most wins. Most of them are in charge of men’s Division 1 basketball teams. Through their long-standing on-court success, these leaders ensure the stability of the programs they use on their students.

Mike Krzyzewski

Since the 80s, the Duke men’s coach has been holding the Blue Devil’s job. It is no wonder that Krzyzewski is the only recognized coach by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Being a member of the 1000 win club, he has kept a record of all-time wins pertaining to men’s college basketball since the year 2011. His most significant milestone of 1000 in 2015 was a major breakthrough in his career and he has been rewarded with five NCAA Tournament titles. Bearing in mind that only 120 coaches have attained 500 wins, the success of Mike is not anything to overlook.

Roy Williams

He stands as the only Division 1 college basketball coach with two NCAA titles and 810 wins in two different schools in Kansas. He managed to pass Dean Smith, his mentor, after a 94-71 win over Miami. Since he got his dream job in North Carolina in 2003, Roy Williams has coached Tar Heels in their 392 wins and, in 2007, joined the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bob Knight

Having amassed 899 career wins and three NCAA Tournament titles, Bob Knight has guided his teams into five Final Fours. He is known to be tough, winning 102 matches as the Army’s head coach and 659 others while leading Indiana, where he also won three national championships. Before retiring, Knight had the most wins among all college basketball coaches.

Jim Boeheim

Coming from Syracuse, Boeheim graduated in 1966 and has since been coaching his Alma matter. He has won 944 games and guided the Orange into five Final Four games, 33 tournament trips, and one national championship in 2003.