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Did You Know - College Men's Basketball Coaches in North Carolina

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Associate Director, 01/27/21, 5:00AM EST

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Did you know that the NCSHOF practically needs a separate wing to house all of the great men’s college basketball coaches enshrined in the Hall?

   Everett Case is credited by many as the father of modern Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, worthy of North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame recognition.

            But did you know that the NCSHOF practically needs a separate wing to house all of the great men’s college basketball coaches enshrined in the Hall?  Just a partial list is amazing, including numerous national championships at different levels and literally thousands of victories, pointing to the great tradition of the sport in North Carolina. 

            For example, see the names below with their date of induction in parentheses and some of the institutions they represent:

Mike Krzyzewski (2000) --West Point, Duke (1,157 wins entering 2020-21 season)

Roy Williams (2008)--Kansas, UNC(885 wins entering 2020-21 season)

Dean Smith (1981)-- UNC (879 wins)

Clarence Gaines (1978) --Winston-Salem State (878 wins)

John McLendon (1984) --North Carolina College (523 wins)

Jerry Steele (2002) --Guilford, High Point (458 wins)

Sam Moir (1999)--Catawba (416 wins)

Dave Odom (2009)-- ECU, Wake, South Carolina (406 wins)

Jack Jensen (2008)--Guilford ( 386 wins)

Jim Valvano (1995)-- N.C.State, 3 others( 346 wins)

            And there are many more, such as Vic Bubas (Duke), Bones McKinney (Wake Forest), Bill Guthridge (North Carolina), Terry Holland (Davidson, Virginia), and Eddie Biedenbach (Davidson, UNC-Asheville), contributing to this great tradition!

Click on Coaches (College) for complete list (All Sports)