Top 10 College Basketball Coaches Of All Time

10. John Calipari

 John Calipari

Having coached 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 with an option to step down as the head coach.

9. Cliff Ellis

 Cliff Ellis

Ellis has been a coach for 44 years, compiling an 816-539 record. He has led South Alabama (171-84), Clemson (179-129) and Coastal Carolina (280-201). He has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and named ACC Coach of the Year twice.

8. Bob Huggins

Bob Huggins

Named Big 12 Coach of the Year once (2014-15), Bob has led his team to 10 conference championships. Huggins, aged 68 holds a contract with WVU that will reportedly extend until he decides to retire.

7. Adolph Rupp

Adolph Rupp

The first collegiate basketball coach with 800 or more victories was him. Having coached for 41 years,  Rupp guided the Wildcats to a record of 876-190. Rupp, who retired in 1972, was a  nominee SEC Coach of the Year seven times.

6. Jim Calhoun

Jim Calhoun

Calhoun was named Big East Coach of the Year four times Additionally he made four NCAA Tournament's Final Four, emerging victorious in three NCAA Championships in1999, 2004, 2011. After a brilliant career, he retired in 2012.

5. Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Smith served the Tar Heels to achieve two national championships (1982 and 1993) and 11 NCAA Tournament Final Fours. He was titled ACC Coach of the Year eight times  National Coach of the Year four times.

4. Bob Knight

Bob Knight

Bob coached five Final Four teams and guided Indiana to three NCAA Championships during 1976, 1981 and 1987. Throughout his career, Knight was awarded Big Ten Coach of the Year four times. He retired from coaching in 2008.

3. Roy Williams

Roy Williams

Roy bears an incredible career record of 903-604 and served North Carolina and Kansas for 15 and 18 years respectively. He was named Big 12 Coach of the Year for and ACC Coach of the Year, each for two seasons.

2. Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim

An alumnus from Syracuse 1966, Boeheim mentored his former team to three appearances in the national title game, a national championship in 2003 and five Final Four NCAA Tournament appearances. He too, has been named the Big East Coach of the Year.

1. Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski

Having mentored Blue Devils for  whopping 41 seasons, Krzyzewski holds an impressive 1196-365 record, topping the ranks in most wins as a college basketball coach. He has served 46 years as a coach and will be retiring after 2021-22 season.