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Who's the best-ever NCAA men’s basketball coach?

In 2011, Mike Krzyzewski led Duke to a 74-69 victory over Michigan State to become the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. He retired in 2022 with 1,202 wins and five National Championships. John Wooden won an historic 10 National Championships in the 1960s and 1970s, which is unlikely to ever be beaten. Who do you think is the best-ever NCAA men’s basketball coach and who is the best active college coach?

 

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The best ever college coach is John Wooden, The Wizard of Westwood. And the best active college coach is Geno Auriemma, coach of women's basketball at Connecticut. They both have plenty of NCAA Championships in their resume.

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Hands down, Bill Self.  Hall of famer, 2-time National Champion (reigning champ), 4 time National Coach of the Year, 5 Final Four appearances, 33 straight NCAA tournaments in a row, 14 Big XII championships in a row (17 in 20 years as coach), and on and on.  THE BEST!!!

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Mark Few- Gonzaga! 25 consecutive years in the NCAA tournament, two championship games in the last five years. A number 3 seed this year!

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Tom Izzo - MSU

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Tony Bennett of UVA. Great coach and a very good man.

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Billy Donovan FloridaGators late 90s-2015

Gators record: 467-186   (Now he coaches NBA in Chicago)

14 NCAA Tournament Appearances

  8 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen 

  4 NCAA Tournament Final Four

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Also consider Bill Self... just saying imho BEST-EVER...


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