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 2017-2018. 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. Tom Izzo of Michigan State, Roy Williams of North Carolina, Jay Wright of Villanova, and Bill Self of Kansas 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 are ranking 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 famous 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
age 71 - Duke Blue Devils

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314 210
Jay Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
bigulcards added age 57 - Villanova Wildcats

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315 333
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 68 - North Carolina Tar Heels

4
267 323
Bill Self is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 56 - Kansas Jayhawks

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306 373
Tom Izzo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 63 - Michigan State Spartans

6
296 294
John Beilein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 65 - Michigan Wolverines

7
201 206
Mark Few is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 56 - Gonzga Bulldogs

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200 287
Jim Boeheim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 74 - Syracuse Orange

9
234 318
John Calipari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 59 - Kentucky Wildcats

10
203 229
Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 65 - West Virginia Mountaineers

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114 114
Gregg Marshall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 55 - Wichita State Shockers

12
155 119
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 49 - Virginia Cavaliers

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82 112
Buzz Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 46 - Virginia Tech Hokies

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115 198
Shaka Smart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 41 - Texas Longhorns

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70 92
Jim Larrañaga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 69 - Miami Hurricanes

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87 147
Sean Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added age 50 - Arizona Wildcats

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58 59
Archie Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 40 - Indiana Hoosiers

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67 93
Greg McDermott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 54 - Creighton Bluejays

19
66 66
Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
millerump18 added age 52 - South Carolina Gamecocks  

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49 51
Ed Cooley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
VinceCauteroJr. added age 49 - Providence Friars

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53 74
Dana Altman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 60 - Oregon Ducks

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26 5
Chris Mack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 49 - Xavier Musketeers

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58 87
Rick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 64 - Tennessee Volunteers  

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38 78
Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added age 62 - Kansas State Wildcats

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27 21
Dan Hurley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Dan Hurley age 45 - Rhode Island Rams

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20 13
Bruce Pearl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rusty Shackelford added age 58 - Auburn Tigers

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36 72
Scott Drew is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 48 - Baylor Bears

28
27 40
Chris Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 34 - Northwestern Wildcats

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35 73
Leonard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 70 - Florida State Seminoles

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26 52
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
txmcvf added age 52 - Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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23 27
Kelvin Sampson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 63 - Houston Cougars

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21 22
Bryce Drew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 44 - Vanderbilt Commodores

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8 5
Chris Beard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Chris Beard Texas Tech Red Raiders

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26 54
Fran McCaffery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
robinsontravis78 added age 59 - Iowa Hawkeyes

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18 19
Bobby Hurley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 47 - Arizona State Sun Devils

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18 19
Avery Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rusty Shackelford added age 53 - Alabama Crimson Tide

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14 18
Ben Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 48 - Northern Iowa Panthers

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21 24
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rusty Shackelford added age 56 - Georgetown Hoyas

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35 86
Steve Alford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 54 - UCLA Bruins

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15 20
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rusty Shackelford added age 55 - St. John's Red Storm

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4 5
Nate Oats is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
1523023242771 added Nate Oats Buffalo Bulls

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12 20
Larry Krystkowiak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 54 - Utah Utes

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15 44
Josh Pastner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added age 41 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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15 27
Steve Prohm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 44 - Iowa State Cyclones

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7 15
Andy Enfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Andy Enfield age 49 - USC Trojans

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7 17
Ben Howland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added age 61 - Mississippi State Bulldogs

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5 16
Greg Gard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Greg Gard Wisconsin Badgers

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2 11
Tim Jankovich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Tim Jankovich age 59 - SMU Mustangs

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1 21
John Groce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 47 - Akron Zips

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1 26
Lorenzo Romar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
age 60 - Pepperdine Waves