Category:Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball coaches
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1. Basketball – Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can also score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, dunking, shot-blocking. The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable. Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
2. University of Iowa – The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state, the University of Iowa is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees. The university was the developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree. The Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000, and the university budgeted revenues and expenses of $3.513 billion for 2015, the University of Iowas athletic teams, the Hawkeyes, compete in Division I of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference. The Hawkeyes field 24 varsity teams and have won 27 national championships, the University of Iowa was founded on February 25,1847, just 59 days after Iowa was admitted to the Union. The Constitution of the State of Iowa refers to a State University to be established in Iowa City without branches at any other place. The legal name of the university is the State University of Iowa, the first faculty offered instruction at the university beginning in March 1855 to students in the Old Mechanics Building, located where Seashore Hall is now. In September 1855, there were 124 students, of whom forty-one were women, the first president of the university was Amos Dean. The original campus consisted of the Iowa Old Capitol Building and the 10 acres of land on which it stood, until that date, it had been the third capitol of the Territory of Iowa. When the capitol of Iowa was moved to Des Moines in 1857, in 1855, Iowa became the first public university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. The university offered its first doctorate in 1898, the university was the first state university to recognize the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Union. Also, the University of Iowa was the first Big Ten institution to promote an African American to the position of vice president. A shooting took place on campus on November 1,1991, in the summer of 2008, flood waters breached the Coralville Reservoir spillway, damaging more than 20 major campus buildings. Several weeks after the waters receded university officials placed a preliminary estimate on flood damage at $231.75 million. Later, the university estimated that repairs would cost about $743 million, later in 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City the worlds third City of Literature, making it part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Iowa legislators ultimately did not support the plan, in 2015, the Iowa Board of Regents selected Bruce Harreld, a business consultant with limited experience in academic administration, to succeed Sally Mason as president. In July 2016, the university took over the former AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Four bachelors programs are offered in Des Moines, an additional four masters-level programs are offered in Des Moines at the universitys site in the citys Western Gateway Park. The University of Iowas main campus, located in Iowa City, was designed by architect D. Elwood Cook
3. Fran McCaffery – Francis John McCaffery is an American college basketball coach and the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Iowa. He has taken four Division I programs to postseason tournaments, including the Iowa Hawkeyes and he previously served as head coach of Lehigh University, UNC Greensboro, and Siena. McCaffery played college basketball for one season at Wake Forest before transferring to Penn, in his playing days, he acquired the nickname of White Magic. He began his coaching career with a stint at Penn as an assistant coach. McCaffery became an assistant coach at Lehigh in 1983 and he was the youngest head coach in Division I when he was promoted to head coach in 1985. Following his career at Lehigh, McCaffery spent 11 years as an assistant at Notre Dame, in 1999, he became the head coach of the UNC Greensboro Spartans. McCaffery had a 90–87 record through six seasons and he led the Spartans to the Southern Conference Championship and the NCAA Tournament in 2001. In his five seasons at Siena, McCaffery guided the Saints to four 20-win seasons and these resulted in three consecutive berths to the NCAA Tournament, in which they defeated both Vanderbilt and Ohio State in the first rounds. McCafferys tenure at Siena is considered the greatest in history as he revived a program that had a record of 6–24 prior to his arrival. He also maintained a 100% graduation rate for players completing their NCAA eligibility, McCaffery was introduced as the head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes on March 29,2010. McCaffery posted a 90-87 record in six seasons, in his first year at the helm, Greensboro compiled a 15-13 record overall and a 9-7 Southern Conference mark, good for third place in the North Division. It was the 18th-most improved record nationally among NCAA Division I teams, in McCafferys second season, he guided the Spartans to unprecedented heights with a 19-12 record and the 2001 SoCon Tournament Championship. The Spartans defeated Chattanooga, 67-66, in the finals and received the SoCons automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the following year McCaffery led the Spartans to their first 20-win season since joining the conference. It marked the first time the program claimed a share of the SoCon North Division title as well, after falling to eventual tournament champion Davidson in the conference tournament semifinals, the Spartans were awarded a berth into the 2002 NIT, where they lost to eventual champion Memphis. In his final year in Greensboro, McCaffery brought the Spartans to the brink of the NCAA Tournament before a SoCon Championship game loss to Chattanooga and he led UNCG to a victory over Davidson in the semifinals, defeating a team that had been 16-0 in conference play. A big part of success was SoCon Freshman of the Year Kyle Hines. Hines set UNCG and SoCon records for blocked shots, and also several other UNCG single-game. In 2005, the Siena Saints were picked to finish last in preseason polls for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, however, McCaffery orchestrated the fifth greatest turnaround in all of Division 1 and guided Siena to a 15–13 record
4. Steve Alford – Stephen Todd Alford is an American basketball coach, former player, and current head coach of the UCLA Bruins mens basketball team. Alford led Indiana University to a championship in the 1987 NCAA tournament. At Indiana, he earned first team All-Big Ten honors three times and became Indianas all-time leading scorer at the time, Alford played four years in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. After retiring in 1991, he became a basketball coach. He has coached at Manchester University, Southwest Missouri State University, the University of Iowa, Alford was born in Franklin, Indiana and grew up in New Castle. Alford learned to count as a three-year-old by watching the numbers tick off the scoreboard in Monroe City, Sam often moved for various coaching jobs. Steve missed only two of his fathers games, once when he had chicken pox and once when he made the regionals of the Elks Club free-throw shooting contest, when Alford was nine years old, he attended a basketball camp put on by Coach Bob Knight. Eventually the Alfords settled in New Castle, Indiana, where Steve played on the New Castle Chrysler High School basketball team with his dad as coach. Alford was known to practice shooting so much that he would wear out six or seven nets a summer, as a high school freshman Alford barely averaged a point a game, but then averaged 18.7 the next season. By his senior year in 1983, before the three-point line was implemented, Alford averaged 37.7 points per game. His team advanced to the state quarterfinal but lost to Connersville in the 1983 state tournament. Later, shortly after Alford won a medal as a member of Bob Knights U. S. Olympic team. Alford decided to play basketball for Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball team, at Indiana, Alford became the universitys all-time leading scorer with 2,438 points. Alford was the first player to be named the teams MVP four times, during his final three seasons, Alford earned first team all-Big Ten honors. In the Legends of College Basketball by The Sporting News Alford was #35 on the list of the 100 greatest Division-I college basketball players, when The Sporting News named its top ten NCAA basketball players of the 1980s in December 1989, Alford was listed at number ten. As a freshman, Alford quickly earned the favor of Coach Knight, dan Dakich, Alfords former teammate and later an interim Indiana coach, said Steve was incredibly mature as a freshman. He was getting out of practice then. If Coach respects you and knows you can handle it, hell do that, when I was a freshman, only Randy Wittman and Ted Kitchel, the seniors, were thrown out
5. James N. Ashmore – James Newton Ashmore was an American football, basketball and baseball coach. In addition, he was the baseball coach at Washington Agricultural, Millikin, Colorado, Iowa, DePauw. Ashmore was the head coach for the Washington State Cougars football team. His coaching record at Washington State was 3–3–2, Ashmore was the head coach at Western Maryland for the 1907 and 1908 seasons. While there, he compiled a 9–8–3 record, James N. Ashmore at the College Football Data Warehouse James N. Ashmore as College Basketball at Sports Reference. com
6. Sam Barry – Justin McCarthy Sam Barry was an American collegiate athletic coach who achieved significant accomplishments in three major sports. He remains one of three coaches to lead teams to both the Final Four and the College World Series. Barry, and four of his USC players, have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches, born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Barry starred in basketball, baseball, and football in high school in Madison, Wisconsin. He continued his success at Lawrence College in Appleton, later completing his degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Barry also coached the baseball team in 1923 and 1924. He led the Hawkeye basketball team to Big Ten Conference co-championships in 1923, in 1929, he wrote a handbook on the sport, Basketball, Individual Play and Team Play that featured University of Iowa players and facilities. He also helped Jones guide the squad to an undefeated 7–0 season in 1922. In 1929, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles was in need of a new basketball coach, and Jones—at USC since 1925—recommended his old colleague for the position. Barry followed Jones out west, and took over the USC basketball program as well as the baseball team, despite the loss, the Helms Athletic Foundation later retroactively selected USC as the 1940 national champions. Barry was also a part of the USC football teams which claimed national championships in 1931,1932. He was Jones top assistant on the sidelines from 1929 to 1940, also serving as the chief scout. Barry was often credited by the Headman with devising the strategies that proved most effective in shutting down opponents, although such titles were not used at the time, Barrys position would likely have been equivalent to that of the modern defensive coordinator. After Jones sudden death from an attack in July 1941, Barry was a natural choice to take over the reins of the football team. He had not been without success as a coach himself, his Knox College teams posted a record of 15–12–4 from 1918 to 1921. The 1941 USC football team finished with a record at 2–6–1. Injuries and illnesses also took their toll, depleting the roster at one point to a mere 28 players, despite these roadblocks, Barry put together a team which improved offensively throughout the year, gaining popularity as the season progressed. The crowd of 86,305 at the USC–Stanford game was the largest in the nation in 1941, and the team made some upsets, defeating Rose Bowl-bound Oregon State, and nearly toppled fourth-ranked Notre Dame on the road in Indiana, falling by only two points. In 1942, other concerns took precedence as the 49-year-old Barry entered the U. S. Navy for service during World War II. He recommended Jeff Cravath to take over his duties as USC football coach, Julie Bescos as basketball coach, after leaving the Navy in 1945, Barry resumed his positions leading the USC basketball and baseball teams, while also returning as a football assistant under Cravath
7. Gary Close – Gary E. Close is a basketball coach. A native of Moorestown Township, New Jersey, Close is married with two children, Close is a graduate of Arizona State University. Close was an assistant coach with the Stanford Cardinal and the Iowa Hawkeyes before taking a coaching position at Regina High School in Iowa City. He joined the Badgers in 2003 and he resigned his position on March 30,2016 after 13 years with the team
8. John G. Griffith – John George Pink Griffith was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. Griffith was also the basketball coach at Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma A&M. He also coached baseball at Idaho for eight seasons, born in Iowa City, Iowa, Griffith was a four-time college football letter winner for the University of Iowa from 1897 to 1900. Griffith, a fullback, played for some of the greatest teams in Iowa football history, against Illinois in 1899, Griffith returned a punt 85 yards as Iowa won, 58–0, to cap an undefeated season. After the game, referee R. T. Hoagland of Princeton said, the men are all stars, they make the best team I ever saw. In Iowas first year in the Western Conference in 1900, Griffith was named Iowas team captain, the team won the Western Conference title in Iowas first year in the league. Iowa had to settle for a controversial 5–5 tie against Northwestern in Griffiths final game at Iowa, the entire team except Griffith ate a bad batch of creamed potatoes and got food poisoning the day before the game. Still, Griffith did not suffer a defeat in his final twenty games as a player at Iowa and his last collegiate loss was late in his sophomore season. Griffith graduated from Iowa in 1901, and coached at Simpson for a year, in 1902, he was hired as head football coach and athletic director at the University of Idaho in Moscow. When Iowa football coach Alden Knipe retired after the 1902 season, school officials considered hiring Griffith, Griffith continued as Idahos football coach through 1906. When Chalmers was succeeded by Mark Catlin as Iowas head coach, the 1908–1909 season, Iowas first basketball season in the Big Ten. Prior to the 1909 football season, Caitlin left Iowa for Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and he was the first Iowa graduate to lead the football team and coached Iowa to a 2–4–1 record in 1909, the star player that season was Walter Stub Stewart. Griffith finished out the 1909–1910 basketball season, his third as a basketball coach. His team went 11–3 that year, bringing Griffiths three year basketball coaching record to 29–14, after the basketball season, Griffith announced he was leaving Iowa, and Stewart replaced him as the basketball coach. After just one season as football coach, Griffith left Iowa. He also served as their football coach again from 1910 through 1914. Griffith also coached football at Oklahoma A&M in 1915 and 1916, in 1917, he led the football team at New Mexico A&M to a 4–2 record. Griffith died in 1948 at age 68 in Pasadena, California, and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale
9. Craig Neal – Craig Duane Neal is an American basketball coach and former player. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the round of the 1988 NBA draft. Born and raised in Washington, Indiana, Neal played high school basketball at Washington High School, among his teammates was his childhood best friend Steve Alford, who would later employ Neal as an assistant coach. As a senior in 1983, Neal earned all-American and all-state honors, in 1982, Neal signed with the Georgia Institute of Technology to play basketball under Bobby Cremins. Neal played for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from 1983 to 1988, due to a season-ending injury, Neal played only four games in his sophomore season in 1984–85 and took a redshirt that year. As a senior in 1987–88, Neal set the ACC single-season record with 303 assists while averaging a league-best 9.5 assists per game in addition to 7.7 points. During Neals time at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets made the 1984 NIT, in the 1988 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers picked Neal in the third round, 71st overall. Neal began his career playing for the Jacksonville Hooters of the USBL. In his rookie NBA season, Neal played 21 games for the Portland Trail Blazers before being waived on January 11,1989, on February 3, Neal signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat and played 32 games off the bench. After playing in the CBA in the 1989–90 season, Neal returned to the NBA in 1990 as an agent with the Chicago Bulls but was released before the regular season. On February 12,1991, Neal signed with the Denver Nuggets, in 10 games, Neal averaged 12.5 minutes and 4.4 points before being waived on March 3. Neal later played for the Florida Jades of the World Basketball League in 1991 and was the Most Valuable Player in the 1991 WBL All-Star Game, Neal served as a player and coach for the Fort Wayne Fury of the CBA in 1994–95. In 1996, Neal joined the Toronto Raptors of the NBA as a scout before becoming an assistant coach for the team under Lenny Wilkens in 2000, for three years, Neal coached the Raptors summer league team and led pre-draft workouts for prospects. In the 2003–04 season, Neal was a scout and player development assistant for the Raptors, in August 2004, Craig Neal joined long-time friend and head coach Steve Alford at the University of Iowa. Iowa posted a 63-35 record while Neal was the associate-head coach, the Hawkeyes won 25 games in 2005-06, the second highest total in school history. On March 27,2007, Craig Neal followed Steve Alford to New Mexico, in his first year at New Mexico, Craig Neal played an essential role in turning New Mexico into a competitive team. In addition, the Lobos made it into post season play in the NIT for the first time since 2005, in 2010 and 2012, New Mexico reached the NCAA tournament. In 2013, New Mexico reached the NCAA tournament as the number 3 seed, on April 2,2013, New Mexico promoted Neal to head coach, after Alford left to take the head coaching position at UCLA
10. Lute Olson – Robert Luther Lute Olson is an American retired basketball coach. He was most recently head coach of the University of Arizonas mens team for 25 years and he was also head coach at the University of Iowa for nine years and California State University, Long Beach for one season. Olson was known for development, and many of his former players have gone on to impressive careers in the NBA. On October 23,2008, Olson announced his retirement from coaching, Olson was born in Mayville, North Dakota of Norwegian-American parentage, and was coached by the legendary high school basketball coach Father Blaine Cook of St. Marys Parish. Olson is a graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after graduating from Augsburg, Olson coached high school basketball for 13 seasons in Mahnomen and Two Harbors, Minnesota, and Anaheim and Huntington Beach, California. He then coached basketball for four years at Long Beach City College prior to entering the NCAA coaching ranks in 1973, in his first and only season at Long Beach State, he led the team to an undefeated conference record and a Big West championship. Olson followed Jerry Tarkanian, who had built the program into a National power and they were ranked #3 behind Bill Waltons UCLA and eventual champion North Carolina State. They were unable to play in the NCAA tournament due to being put on a 3-year probation mid-season, many believe this was Lutes best team, including the Arizona 1997 NCAA title team. He coached Iowa to a Final Four appearance in 1980, losing to eventual NCAA champion Louisville in the national semifinal, after leading the Hawkeyes to the Sweet Sixteen in 1983, Olson surprised many by leaving for an Arizona program that was one of the worst in the nation. The program had just suffered the worst season in history, having won only four games all season. He said he left Iowa because life there had become a fishbowl, under Olson, Arizona quickly rose to national prominence. In only his second year, the Wildcats notched their first winning season in six years, a year later, Arizona won its first Pac-10 title. Two years later, the Wildcats spent much of the season ranked #1, Olsons subsequent Arizona teams would be fixtures in the Top 25 for most of the time until the mid-2000s. In 2002, Olson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and he also coached the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, the last U. S. amateur basketball team to win in international competition. 87-85 in the medal game, the first time the U. S. had won the world championship in 32 years. Throughout the nineties and 2000s, Arizona under Olson was one of the top producers of NBA talent in terms of number of playing in the league. Many of these players were not highly regarded on a level in high school but flourished under Olsons system to eventually become college stars. Olson married Roberta Bobbi Russell in 1953 and they were married for 47 years and had five children
11. Bruce Pearl – Bruce Allan Pearl is an American college basketball coach, and the head coach of the Auburn Tigers mens basketball program. He previously served as the coach at Tennessee, Milwaukee. Pearl led Southern Indiana to a Division II national championship in 1995 and was named Division II Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He has won three championships and two conference tournament championships as a Division I head coach, and has made eight NCAA Tournament appearances. Pearl was named Coach of the Year by Sporting News in 2006 and was awarded the Adolph Rupp Cup in 2008 and he also served as the head coach for the Maccabi USA mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2009 Maccabiah Games. A native of Boston, Pearl attended Sharon High School in Sharon, Massachusetts and is a 1982 graduate of Boston College and he has two daughters, Jacqui and Leah and two sons, Steven, who was on the Tennessee basketball team for four years, and Michael. Before coming to Tennessee, Pearl was the coach at Milwaukee and, prior to that, at Southern Indiana. He also served as an assistant coach at Iowa under then-head coach Tom Davis, among his achievements, Pearl is the second-fastest NCAA coach to reach 300 victories, and needed only 382 games to reach this mark. It should be noted, however, that all of Williamss victories came at the Division I level, against division rival Kentucky and in-state rival Vanderbilt, Pearl chose to wear a brightly colored orange jacket in honor of the late UT coach, Ray Mears. Pearl also wore the jacket during the 2009 SEC Mens Tournament Final, Pearl was the first president of the Jewish Coaches Association. During the 1988–89 basketball season, Pearl, then an assistant coach at Iowa, was at the center of a scandal involving Illinois. Both Illinois and Iowa were recruiting Deon Thomas, a top high school player from Chicago, Pearl lost this recruiting battle when Thomas committed to Illinois. Thereafter, Pearl called the school student and recorded a phone conversation with Thomas. During the conversation, Pearl asked Thomas if he had offered an SUV and cash by Illinois assistant coach Jimmy Collins. Pearl then turned over copies of the tapes to the NCAA, during the subsequent NCAA investigation, Thomas denied the allegations and said the story was false, that he was agreeing with Pearl only to try to get rid of him. Thomas later passed a polygraph test in which he denied Pearls accusation of Illinoiss offering cash, when Thomas was asked about forgiving Pearl in a 2005 interview, he was quoted as saying, Its hard to forgive a snake. Thomas went on to become the University of Illinoiss all-time leading scorer, in 1992, Pearl got his first head-coaching job, at Southern Indiana. He inherited a Screaming Eagles team that had won just 10 games in the previous season, Pearl posted a 22–7 record in his first season, and led the Eagles to nine straight NCAA D-II tournaments in addition to winning four Great Lakes Valley Conference titles