Ok, it’s not quite the greatest college basketball coaching list ever, but it is certainly one of the more interesting.
Patrick Stevens, who writes the blog D1scourse, has put together a “tenure” list of college basketball coaches, listing the date in chronological order when a current coach took over at his current school. Jim Boehiem is No. 1 on the list, having been named Syracuse’s head coach on April 3, 1976. It proceeds from there.
For example, of local vintage:
- In 2001 — March 21 Rick Pitino, Louisville
- In 2004 — April 22 Dave Bezold, Northern Kentucky
- In 2005 — April 11 Jeff Neubauer, Eastern Kentucky
- In 2009 — April 1 John Calipari, Kentucky
- In 2011 — May 23 Steve Prohm, Murray State
- In 2012 — Jan. 6 Ray Harper, Western Kentucky
Click here for the entire list.
(Hat tip to College Basketball Talk)