Chasing History

A look at the winningest active coaches behind Bob Knight on the all-time victory list through the 2005-06 season:


Lute Olson, Arizona

• Active rank: 2

• Overall rank: 13

• Record: 760-269.

• Years as head coach: 33

• Coaching stops: Long Beach State, 1974; Iowa, 1975-83; Arizona, 1984-present.

• Age: 72.

• Overview: Olson has won a national championship and led teams to the NCAA Tournament 22 consecutive years. Since taking the Arizona job, his teams have won 77 percent of their league games. Five victories this year will push Olson past basketball coaching legend Henry Iba.

 

 

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

• Active rank: 3

• Overall rank: 15

• Record: 753-250

• Years as head coach: 31

• Coaching stops: Army, 1976-80; Duke, 1981-present.

• Age: 59

• Overview: Krzyzewski is a 12-time national coach of the year. His teams have surpassed the 30-win mark nine times. He is sixth among active coaches with a .751 winning percentage.

 

Jim Calhoun, Connecticut

• Active rank: 4

• Overall rank: 18

• Record: 733-314

• Years as head coach: 34

• Coaching stops: Northeastern, 1973-86; Connecticut, 1987-present.

• Age: 64

• Overview: Calhoun has directed the Huskies to a pair of national titles (1999, 2004), and his teams have won 16 Big East titles during his 20-year tenure. He has directed teams to 30 or more wins six times.

 
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse

• Active rank: 5

• Overall rank: 21

• Record: 726-253

• Years as head coach: 30

• Coaching stops: Syracuse, 1977-present.

• Age: 62

• Overview: Boeheim led the Orangemen to a national championship in 2003 after falling just short in two previous appearances, including a one-point loss to Bob Knight and Indiana in the 1987 finale. His teams have made 24 NCAA Tournament appearances.


 

Tom Davis, Drake
• Active rank: 6

• Overall rank: 54.

• Record: 581-340

• Years as head coach: 31

• Coaching stops: Lafayette, 1972-77; Boston College, 1978-82; Stanford, 1983-86; Iowa, 1987-99; Drake 2004-present.

• Age: 67

• Overview: Davis enjoyed a highly successful run at Iowa, where his teams amassed seven 20-win seasons and eight postseason appearances in the 1990s.

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