Top 10 College Basketball Coaches of all Time

10. John Calipari, Kentucky Wildcats

 John  Calipari

Coaching for 30 years, Calipari has an 808-239 record, with Massachusetts (193-71), Memphis (252-69) and Kentucky (363-99). Calipari, 63, has a 10-year contract with Kentucky that expires at the end of the 2028-29 season but has an option to step down as the head coach.

9. Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina Chanticleer

Cliff  Ellis

Ellis has been coaching for 44 years,with a record of 816-539. He has led South Alabama (171-84), Clemson (179-129), Auburn (186-125) and Coastal Carolina (280-201). He has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and captured two conference championships and named ACC Coach of the Year twice.

8. Bob Huggins, West Virginia Mountaineer

Bob Huggins

He has led his team to 10 conference championships throughout his career and was named Big 12 Coach of the Year once (2014-15). Huggins, 68, has a contract with WVU that will reportedly extend until he decides to retire.

7. Adolph Rupp, Kentucky Wildcats

Adolph Rupp

In his 41 years of coaching, Rupp led the Wildcats to a record of 876-190. He was the first college basketball coach to win 800 or more games and was named SEC Coach of the Year seven times. Rupp, who retired in 1972, passed away from cancer

6. Jim Calhoun, Connecticut Huskies

Connecticut Huskies

Calhoun made four NCAA Tournament's Final Four, winning three NCAA Championships (1999, 2004, 2011). He also won seven Big East tournament championships.  Calhoun, 79, was named Big East Coach of the Year four times and retired in 2012.

5. Dean Smith, North Carolina Tar Heels

Dean  Smith

He led the Tar Heels to 11 NCAA Tournament Final Fours and two national championships (1982 and 1993). Smith was named National Coach of the Year four times and ACC Coach of the Year eight times. Smith, 83, retired from coaching in 1997.

4. Bob Knight, Texas Tech Red Raiders

Bob  Knight

He led Indiana to three NCAA Championships (1976, 1981,1987) and coached five Final Four teams.  Knight, 81, was named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times throughout his career. He retired from coaching in 2008.

3. Roy Williams, North Carolina Tar Heels

 Roy Williams

Williams coached Kansas for 15 years and North Carolina for 18 years, amassing a tremendous career record of 903-264. Roy , who graduated from UNC in 1972, was named ACC Coach of the Year and Big 12 Coach of the Year for two seasons each.

2. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Orange 

 Jim Boeheim

A Syracuse alumnus himself (1966), Boeheim has led the team to five Final Four NCAA Tournament appearances, three appearances in the national title game and a national championship in 2003. He has been named the Big East Coach of the Year for four seasons. 

1. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Blue Devils

Mike Krzyzewski

Leading the Blue Devils for 41 seasons, Krzyzewski has amassed an impressive 1196-365 record, holding the record for most wins as a college basketball coach. After 46 years of coaching college basketball, Krzyzewski plans to retire after the 2021-22 season.