Champion UK coaches

December 23, 2009 

23 Coaches in 107 Seasons

Years Name Tenure Won Lost Pct. Best Season

1903-09*W.W.H. Mustaine and others 7 21 35 .375

1910 E.R. Sweetland and R.E. Spahr 1 4 8 .333

1911 H.J. Iddings 1 5 6 .454 5-6 in 1911

1912 E.R. Sweetland 1 9 0 1.000 9-0 in 1912

1913 J.J. Tigert 1 5 3 .625 5-3 in 1913

1914-15 Alpha Brumage 2 19 7 .731 12-2 in 1914

1916 James Park 1 8 6 .571 8-6 in 1916

1917 W.P. Tuttle 1 4 6 .400 4-6 in 1917

1918 S.A. Boles 1 9«2-1 .792 9-2-1 in 1918

1919 Andrew Gill 1 6 8 .428 6-8 in 1919

1920-24 George Buchheit 5 44 27 .619 13-1 in 1921

1925 C.O. Applegran 1 13 8 .619 13-8 in 1925

1926 Ray Eklund 1 15 3 .833 15-3 in 1926

1927 Basil Hayden 1 3 13 .187 3-13 in 1927

1928-30 John Mauer 3 40 14 .740 16-3 in 1930

1931-72 Adolph Rupp +42 876 190 .822 25-0 in 1954

1973-85 Joe B. Hall 13 297 100 .748 30-2 in 1978

1986-89 Eddie Sutton 4 #88 39 .693 32-4 in 1986

1990-97 Rick Pitino 8 219 50 .814 34-2 in 1996

1998-07 Orlando "Tubby" Smith 10 263 83 .760 35-4 in 1998

2008-09 Billy Gillispie 2 40 27 .597 22-14 in 2009

2009- John Calipari 12 0 1.000

Games Won: 2,000, Lost: 635, Tied: 1

* Basketball at UK reportedly started when W.W.H. Mustaine called together some students, took up a collection totaling $3 for a ball and told them to start playing. There was no official coach from 1903 until 1910. Managers ran the team.

« Unique tie game resulted from scorer's error discovered after game.

+ No schedule played in 1953 — Rupp's record for 41 seasons. Five wins in 1966 International Universities Tournament in Israel not included in team totals.

# Three games from 1988 NCAA Tournament vacated by decree of NCAA.

NCAA titles

1

1996Final Fours

3

1993, '96, '97SEC titles

2

1995, '96SEC tourney titles

5

1992, '93, '94, '95, '97

Tubby Smith

UK Record: 263-83 (76.0%), 10 years (1998-2007)

AP

1991, '96UPI

1990Coaches

1996

National Coach of the Year

1998 (Basketball Weekly); 2003 (AP, NABC, USBWA, Naismith, Sporting News, CBS/Chevrolet, Basketball Times); 2005 (Jim Phelan Award)

NCAA titles

1

1978Final Fours

3

1975, '78, '84SEC titles

8

1973, '75, '77, '78, '80, '82, '83, '84SEC tourney titles

1

1984

National Coach of the Year

1978 (Kellogg's)

Adolph Rupp

UK Record: 876-190 (82.2%), 41 years (1931-72)

SEC Coach of the Year

NCAA titles

4

1948, '49, '51 and '58Final Fours

6

1942, '48, '49, '51, '58, '66SEC titles

27

1933, '35, '37, '39, '40, '42, '44, '45, '46, '47, '48, '49, '50, '51, '52, '54, '55, '57, '58, '62, '64, '66, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72SEC tourney titles

11

1939, '40, '42, '44, '45, '46, '47, '48, '49, '50, '52

No SEC tournaments were played from 1953-78

SEC Coach of the Year

SEC Coach of the Year

National Coach of the Year

1959 (UPI); 1966 (UPI, USBWA, NABC)

NCAA titles

1

1998Final Fours

1

1998SEC titles

5

1998, 2000, '01, '03, '05SEC tourney titles

5

1998, '99, 2001, '03, '04

National Coach of the Year

1990 (Basketball Times) 1991 (Sporting News)

Joe B. Hall

UK Record: 297-100 (74.8%), 13 years (1973-85)

AP

1964, '66, '68, '69, '70UPI

1968, '69, '70, '71Coaches

1964, '66, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72

AP: 1975

Coaches: 1973, 1975, 1978, 1983

AP: 1998, '03, '05

Coaches: 2003, '05

Rick Pitino

UK Record: 219-50 (81.4%), 8 years (1990-97)

SEC Coach of the Year

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