college sports The Best Current College Basketball Coaches  

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List Rules Only current college basketball coaches. No historic, recently fired or resignations, or NBA coaches should be included

The best current basketball coaches are the wise, talented and experienced men who lead the best men's college basketball teams in the country in 2016-2017. These men lead the NCAA in career wins, have numerous championships under their belt and are among the best college basketball coaches of all time and the highest-paid current college basketball coaches too.

As the decorated head coach of the Duke Blue Devils since 1980, Mike Krzyzewski is easily regarded as the best current college basketball coach today. Set to surpass 1,000 career wins, Coach K as he is fondly known, doesn't just dominate in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with four titles but also the world as he'd led the US Men's Olympic Basketball Team to two gold medals.

While Krzyzewski is an easy favorite, there are dozens of other stellar college basketball coaches deserving of recognition. Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, John Calipari of Kentucky, Bill Self of Kansas and Rick Pitino of Louisville have all earned respect in the league as the best of the best. But some of the very best coaches don't play in the NCAA Division I. Take Harry Statham of McKendree for example. His over 1,000 wins over nearly 50 years top that of Coach K's yet coaching a Division II school puts him in a different category of elite.

So whether you judge the best current college basketball coaches by the number of titles they've won, how they've led your favorite team to a Cinderella run in March Madness or just that they've brought an ailing program back to greatness, surely you can find a way to rank these best current NCAA basketball coaches. Vote for your picks, add any not listed or re-rank this list of the best current college basketball coaches!

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Mike Krzyzewski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Mike Krzyzewski age 70 - Duke Blue Devils

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Tom Izzo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Izzo age 62 - Michigan State Spartans

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138 124
Bill Self is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Bill Self age 55 - Kansas Jayhawks

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141 110
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Roy Williams age 67 - North Carolina Tar Heels

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72 41
Jay Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
bigulcards added Jay Wright age 56 - Villanova Wildcats

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Mark Few is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Mark Few age 55 - Gonzga Bulldogs

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Jim Boeheim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Jim Boeheim age 73 - Syracuse Orange

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130 136
John Calipari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
John Calipari age 58 - Kentucky Wildcats

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88 74
Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Bob Huggins age 64 - West Virginia Mountaineers

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62 37
Bo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #5 Bo Ryan age 68 - Wisconsin Badgers

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69 45
Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #9 Billy Donovan age 52 - Florida Gators

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119 132
Rick Pitino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rick Pitino age 65 - Louisville Cardinals

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John Beilein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
John Beilein age 64 - Michigan Wolverines

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51 42
Gregg Marshall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Gregg Marshall age 54 - Wichita State Shockers

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76 89
Shaka Smart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Shaka Smart age 38 - Texas Longhorns

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Sean Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Sean Miller age 49 - Arizona Wildcats

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Brad Stevens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #14 Brad Stevens age 39 - Butler Bulldogs

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30 10
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Tony Bennett age 46 - Virginia Cavaliers

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Greg McDermott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Greg McDermott age 53 - Creighton Bluejays

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49 62
Buzz Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Buzz Williams age 43 - Virginia Tech Hokies

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37 42
Jim LarraƱaga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Jim LarraƱaga age 66 - Miami Hurricanes

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Archie Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Archie Miller age 39

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29 45
Tubby Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Tubby Smith age 66 - Texas Tech Red Raiders

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28 34
Dana Altman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Dana Altman age 59 - Oregon Ducks

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Thad Matta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Thad Matta age 48 - Ohio State Buckeyes

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26 41
Steve Fisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Steve Fisher age 70 - San Diego State

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Mike Brey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Mike Brey age 58

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Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
millerump18 added Frank Martin age 49 - South Carolina Gamecocks  

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Tom Crean is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Crean age 49 - Indiana Hoosiers

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Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
txmcvf added Danny Manning age 49

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Chris Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Chris Collins age 31 - Northwestern Wildcats

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19 10
Jamie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Jamie Dixon age 50 - Pitt Panthers

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27 54
John Thompson III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added John Thompson III age 49 - Georgetown Hoyas

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Ed Cooley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
VinceCauteroJr. added Ed Cooley age 46 - Providence Friars

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26 43
Scott Drew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Scott Drew age 45 - Baylor Bears

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27 44
Steve Alford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Steve Alford age 53 - UCLA Bruins

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19 29
Fran McCaffery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
robinsontravis78 added Fran McCaffery age 56 - Iowa Hawkeyes

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Rick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rick Barnes age 61 - Tennessee Volunteers  

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Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Bruce Weber age 59 - Kansas State Wildcats

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Mick Cronin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Mick Cronin age 46 - Cincinnati Bearcats

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Bryce Drew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Bryce Drew age 41

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Leonard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Leonard Hamilton age 69 - Florida State Seminoles

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Steve Prohm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Steve Prohm age 41 - Iowa State Cyclones

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Lon Kruger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Lon Kruger age 65

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Steve Lavin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #35 Steve Lavin age 51 - St. John's Red Storm

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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tony Bennett

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Fran Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Fran Dunphy age 69 - Temple Owls

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Larry Krystkowiak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Larry Krystkowiak age 51 - Utah Utes

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Mike Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Mike Anderson age 58

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Ben Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Ben Jacobson age 45 - Northern Iowa Panthers