In yesterday’s post, we mentioned that the Georgia Bulldogs are the only program in one of the top seven conferences (going by RPI) to be coached by a man who has been in place since the start of the 2009-10 season without winning an NCAA tournament game. Here’s the complete list of the 21 coaches who have held a job in those leagues over that span or longer.
ACC: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Mike Krzyzewski, Duke; Mike Brey, Notre Dame; Leonard Hamilton, Florida State; Roy Williams, North Carolina; Tony Bennett, Virginia.
American: Mick Cronin, Cincinnati; Fran Dunphy, Temple; Gregg Marshall, Wichita State.
Big East: Jay Wright, Villanova; Chris Mack, Xavier.
Big Ten: Tom Izzo; Michigan State; Matt Painter, Purdue; John Beilein, Michigan.
Big 12: Bill Self, Kansas; Scott Drew, Baylor; Bob Huggins, West Virginia.
Pac-12: Sean Miller, Arizona.
SEC: Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss; John Calipari, Kentucky; Mark Fox, Georgia.
The seven who’ve won national titles: Boeheim, Krzyzewski, Williams, Wright, Self, Izzo, Calipari. (All but Wright are in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.)
The 10 who’ve taken teams to the Final Four: Boeheim, Krzyzewski, Williams, Marshall, Wright, Self, Huggins, Izzo, Beilein, Calipari.
The 15 who’ve reached the Elite Eight: Boeheim, Krzyzewski, Brey, Williams, Bennett, Marshall, Wright, Mack, Self, Drew, Huggins, Izzo, Beilein, Miller, Calipari.
The 18 who’ve made the Sweet 16: Boeheim, Krzyzewski, Brey, Hamilton, Williams, Bennett, Cronin, Marshall, Wright, Mack, Self, Drew, Huggins, Izzo, Painter, Beilein, Miller, Calipari.
The three who haven’t reached a Sweet 16: Dunphy, Kennedy, Fox.
The only one not to win an NCAA tournament game for his present employer: Fox.
(Note: Fox did win two NCAA games at Nevada-Reno. The first was over Texas in 2005. The second was over Creighton in 2007.)
Oh, and of those 21 coaches who’ve been in one place in a major basketball conference for the past 8-plus seasons? Fourteen have teams ranked in the latest Associated Press Top 25.
Georgia has been ranked in the AP poll once under Fox – at No. 24 the week of Jan. 10, 2011. On Jan. 8, the Bulldogs had beaten Kentucky in Athens to climb to 12-3. They would go 9-10 thereafter. They have beaten Kentucky once since.