Category:Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coaches
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The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
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 Kentucky – The University of Kentucky is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. S. The institution comprises 16 colleges, a school,93 undergraduate programs,99 master programs,66 doctoral programs. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus, young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences, humanities, and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, the directive mandated that the university become a Top 20 public research institution, in terms of an overall ranking to be determined by the university itself, by the year 2020. Courses were offered at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, three years later, James Kennedy Patterson became the first president of the land-grant university and the first degree was awarded. In 1876, the university began to offer degree programs. Two years later, A&M separated from Kentucky University, which is now Transylvania University, for the new school, Lexington donated a 52-acre park and fair ground, which became the core of UKs present campus. A&M was initially a male-only institution, but began to admit women in 1880, in 1892, the official colors of the university, royal blue and white, were adopted. An earlier color set, blue and light yellow, was adopted earlier at a Kentucky-Centre College football game on December 19,1891, the particular hue of blue was determined from a necktie, which was used to demonstrate the color of royal blue. On February 15,1882, Administration Building was the first building of three completed on the present campus, three years later, the college formed the Agricultural Experiment Station, which researches issues relating to agribusiness, food processing, nutrition, water and soil resources and the environment. This was followed up by the creation of the universitys Agricultural Extension Service in 1910, the extension service became a model of the federally mandated programs that were required beginning in 1914. Patterson Hall, the schools first womens dormitory, was constructed in 1904, residents had to cross a swampy depression, where the Student Center now stands, to reach central campus. Four years later, the name was changed to the State University, Lexington, Kentucky upon reaching university status. The university led to the creation of the College of Home Economics in 1916, the College of Commerce was established in 1925, known today as the Gatton College of Business and Economics. In 1929, Memorial Hall was completed, dedicated to the 2,756 Kentuckians who died in World War I and this was followed up by the new King Library, which opened in 1931 and was named for a long-time library director, Margaret I. The universitys graduate and professional programs became racially integrated in 1949 when Lyman T. Johnson, African Americans would not be allowed to attend as undergraduates until 1954, following the US Supreme Courts Brown v. Board of Education decision. In 1939, Governor Happy Chandler appointed the first woman trustee on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees and she served from 1939 to 1960. In 1962, Blazer Hall was opened as the Georgia M Blazer Hall for Women in tribute to her years of service as a University of Kentucky trustee
3. John Calipari – John Vincent Calipari is an American college basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the coach at the University of Kentucky. Calipari was previously the coach at the University of Memphis. He was also the coach of the National Basketball Associations New Jersey Nets. Calipari has been to four Final Fours with Kentucky, Calipari is the only head coach to have Final Four appearances vacated at more than one school. As a college coach, Calipari has 21 20-win seasons, eight 30-win seasons and he has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times and led Kentucky to its eighth NCAA Championship in 2012. Calipari was born in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Calipari lettered two years at UNC Wilmington before transferring to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a bachelors degree in marketing. He played point guard at Clarion during the 1981 and 1982 seasons, leading the team in assists, from 1982 to 1985, Calipari was an assistant at the University of Kansas under Ted Owens and Larry Brown. Calipari had several jobs as the lowest coach in the order when Ted Owens hired him as a volunteer assistant for the Jayhawks 1982–83 season. I was blessed to have the chance, can you imagine being 22,23 and your first opportunity to be around the game is at a program like Kansas. From 1985 to 1988, he was an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh under Paul Evans, from 1988 to 1996, he was head coach at the University of Massachusetts. From 1996 to 1999, he was coach and Executive VP of basketball operations for the NBAs New Jersey Nets. During the 1999–2000 season, he was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers under coach Larry Brown and he was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Calipari is famous for popularizing the dribble drive motion offense, developed by Vance Walberg, in his 22 official seasons as a collegiate head coach, Caliparis record is 593–174. His record in the month of March is 107–37 and his NCAA adjusted official record in the NCAA tournament is 38–12, and in the NIT is 15–6. As a college coach, Calipari has 21 20-win seasons and 9 30-win seasons and he has also coached 6 teams to the NIT, winning the NIT Championship at Memphis in 2002. He is one of four coaches in NCAA Division I history to direct three different schools to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. From 1988 to 1996 at UMass, Calipari led the Minutemen program to five consecutive Atlantic 10 titles and NCAA Tournament appearances and he finished with a 193–71 record overall, with a 91–41 record in Atlantic 10 conference games
4. Edwin Sweetland – Edwin Regur Sweetland was a coach and athletic administrator at several American universities. During his coaching career he was coach of many sports including basketball, track and field and crew. Though mainly known for football, he left his mark on other sports. He was the first paid coach of the Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball team, Sweetland attended Union College and was graduate of Cornell University in 1899. A gifted athlete, Sweetland was on the varsity team at Union and Cornell. At Cornell he was coached by Hall of Fame coaches Pop Warner in football, Sweetland was born to George Sweetland and Hannah Marsh Sweetland on January 10,1875 in Dryden, New York. He had several brothers and sisters, one of his brothers was Monroe Marsh Sweetland, who founded Delta Chi fraternity while a law student at Cornell University. Another brother, Dr. George James Sweetland, was captain of the Union College football team in 1895 and later the athletic director and head football coach at University of North Dakota. After attending Union College for one year, Sweetland transferred to Cornell University, at Cornell, he was member of Phi Gamma Delta and the Sphinx Head Society. A talented athlete, Sweetland rowed on the varsity crew team, Sweetland was a considered one of the top players in the early years of Big Red football. The Sun named Sweetland to the team of the all-time Cornell football team in an article on January 29,1927. Sweetland began his football career in 1894. Sweet as he was nicknamed, played guard for Union College along with his brother and he transferred to Cornell for the 1895 season where he moved to tackle under coach Marshall Newell and helped the school to a 3–4–1 record. That year, Sweetland was part of the line that helped Clint Wyckoff become Cornells first College Football All-American, the following year, Cornell changed coaches replacing Newell with Joseph Beacham. Sweetland helped the Beacham lead the squad to a record of 5–3–1, in 1897, Glenn Pop Warner took over as head coach. Sweetland could not play for Warner in the 1897 season, during the offseason he went through surgery and his doctors would not allow him to play. When practice started for the 1898 season, Warner had to replace many starters including the previous years captain, Sweetland returned to the line in 1898. With Sweetlands help, the team won 10 of their first 11 games, Sweetland helped Cornell take a 6–0 lead before halftime
5. John J. Tigert – John James Tigert, IV was an American university president, university professor and administrator, college sports coach and the U. S. Tigert was a native of Tennessee and the son and grandson of Methodist bishops, after receiving his bachelors degree, he earned his masters degree as a Rhodes Scholar. Tigert gained his greatest national prominence as the U. S, commissioner of Education from 1921 to 1928, and the third president of the University of Florida, from 1928 to 1947. He is remembered as an advocate for American public education, intercollegiate sports. Tigert was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1882, the son of a Methodist Episcopal minister, John James Tigert, III. Tigert received his education in the public schools of Kansas City, Missouri, and Nashville. He was admitted to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and his time at Vanderbilt overlaps with Grantland Rice. As a senior, Tigert was honored as an All-Southern halfback for the Vanderbilt Commodores football team, in his final game, he scored the first points netted all season against rival Sewanee. That same year, he married the former Edith Jackson Bristol and he later received an appointment as a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He was perhaps best known for his work on psychology in advertising, president Warren G. Harding appointed Tigert as the U. S. Commissioner of Education in 1921, and he served for seven years during the administrations of Harding, in particular, he took an interest in rural education, and advocated innovative ways to impart public education to a wider audience, including the use of radio. During his time in Washington, D. C. he also served a term as the president of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. The Florida Board of Control selected Tigert as the president of the University of Florida in Gainesville. He assumed leadership of the university during a period of economic crisis in the state of Florida. The common thread of the nineteen years of Tigerts administration was doing more with less, faculty salary cuts were common, Tigert himself never drew his full authorized annual salary of $10,000. Among Tigerts many significant reforms, he decentralized the university budget to the level of the academic colleges. The University Council, composed of the president, the registrar, Tigert also established the faculty senate, the Institute of Inter-American Affairs and the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. One of his most influential reforms as president was the founding of the new University College as a division within the University of Florida in 1935
6. Tony Delk – Tony Lorenzo Delk is an American former professional basketball player and former college assistant coach, most recently for the New Mexico State Aggies mens basketball team. He was team leader of the 1996 University of Kentucky Wildcats team that won the 1996 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship Game, after college, he played for seven NBA teams over ten seasons. Delk attended Haywood Junior High School and Haywood High School in Brownsville, during his 1992 senior year of high school, Delk was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Tennessee and also to the Parade and McDonalds All-American Teams. As a sophomore at Kentucky, Delk was voted All-SEC 2nd Team by the coaches and All-SEC 3rd Team by the Associated Press, Delk was named to the All-SEC 1st and All-NCAA Regional teams during the 1994-95 season. In the 1995-96 season, Delk was named to the All-American and he also received SEC Player of the Year honors during the season. Delk joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity while at Kentucky, Tony Delk was picked 16th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He appeared in 46 games in 1999-00, subsequently joining the Phoenix Suns on August 1,2000, in a January 2,2001 overtime game against his former Kings team, he scored a career-high 53 points on 20-for-27 field goal shooting. Delk was eventually dealt with Rodney Rogers to the Celtics, for Joe Johnson, Milt Palacio, and Randy Brown. Prior to 2004-05, after a year with the Dallas Mavericks, Delk was again traded, this time to the Atlanta Hawks, along with Antoine Walker, in a deal for Jason Terry and Alan Henderson. Delk lasted one and a half seasons with the Hawks before being waived on February 25,2006, signing with the Detroit Pistons on March 1, where he backed up point guard Chauncey Billups. Delk finished his NBA career with averages of 9.1 PPG,2.5 RPG and 1.9 APG as he, in August 2006, signed a contract with the Greek basketball team, Panathinaikos, in Athens. He won the Greek Cup, the Greek Championship and the European Championship with Panathinaikos and he announced his retirement from professional basketball in November 2007. In 2008, nonetheless, he played three games for the Gigantes of Carolina in the BSN, the basketball league of Puerto Rico. He retired, once again, and served as an assistant with the same team. In July 2011, the New Mexico State Aggies basketball team hired him as an assistant coach to Marvin Menzies, in June 2013, Delk left the New Mexico State staff to pursue other opportunities closer to his family in Atlanta. In October 2014, the SEC Network announced Delk had been hired as an in-studio analyst, Tony Delk is the president of the Taylor Delk Sickle Cell Foundation. The foundation is named after his daughter, who has sickle-cell disease, career statistics and player information from NBA. com Tony Delk at Basketball-Reference. com Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Mr. Basketball List Taylor Delk Sickle Cell Foundation