Category:UCLA Bruins 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 California, Los Angeles – The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919 and it offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, the university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. Fourteen Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, two Chief Scientists of the U. S. Air Force and three Turing Award winners have been faculty, researchers, or alumni, the university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015–2016 ranked UCLA 16th in the world for academics, in 2015-2016, UCLA ranked 12th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 31st in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference, the Bruins won 126 national championships, including 113 NCAA team championships, more than any other university. UCLA student-athletes, coaches and staff won 251 Olympic medals,126 gold,65 silver and 60 bronze, UCLA student-athletes competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception, and won a gold medal in every Olympics that the United States participated in since 1932. The State Normal School at Los Angeles opened on August 29,1882, the facility included an elementary school where teachers-in-training could practice their technique with children. That elementary school is related to the present day version, UCLA Lab School, in 1887, the school became known as the Los Angeles State Normal School. In 1914, the moved to a new campus on Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood. However, David Prescott Barrows, the new President of the University of California, the same legislation added its general undergraduate program, the College of Letters and Science. After the athletic teams entered the Pacific Coast conference in 1926, the Southern Branch student council adopted the nickname Bruins, in 1927, the Regents renamed the Southern Branch the University of California at Los Angeles. In the same year, the state broke ground in Westwood on land sold for $1 million, less than one-third its value, by real estate developers Edwin and Harold Janss, the campus in Westwood opened to students in 1929. The original four buildings were the College Library, Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building, the first undergraduate classes on the new campus were held in 1929 with 5,500 students. A timeline of the history can be found on its website, during its first 32 years, UCLA was treated as an off-site department of UC. As such, its presiding officer was called a provost, in 1951, UCLA was formally elevated to co-equal status with UC Berkeley, and its presiding officer Raymond B. Allen was the first chief executive to be granted the title of chancellor. The appointment of Franklin David Murphy to the position of Chancellor in 1960 helped spark an era of growth of facilities. By the end of the decade, UCLA had achieved distinction in a range of subjects
3. 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
4. Frank Arnold – Frank Harold Arnold is a retired American college basketball coach who was head coach at BYU from 1975 to 1983 and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1985 to 1987. Born in Ogden, Utah, Arnold grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and he then attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and lettered on the Idaho State Bengals basketball team from 1954 to 1956. After graduating from Idaho State in 1956, Arnold became an assistant basketball coach at Payette High School in Payette, in 1962, Arnold enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Oregon and became a graduate assistant on the Oregon Ducks basketball team. In 1963, Arnold returned to Pocatello High to be head coach, the following year, Arnold moved to Vancouver, Washington to be head coach at Clark Junior College, where he would stay for two seasons until 1966. Arnold then returned to the University of Oregon to be assistant coach under Steve Belko, Arnold joined John Woodens staff at UCLA in 1971 to replace Denny Crum, who left to take the head coaching position at Louisville. Arnold was hired to replace BYU coach Glenn Potter in 1975, prior to coming to BYU, Arnold had been tutored by UCLA legendary coach John Wooden, working as an assistant for the “Wizard of Westwood” during the school’s glory years. Arnold was Woodens assistant coach for three NCAA championships, Arnold led the Cougars to a 137-94 record, won three Western Athletic Conference basketball titles and also coached them to three trips to NCAA Tournament and another to the NIT. BYU made it to the NCAA Final 8 with a team starring future NBA players Danny Ainge, Greg Kite, Arnold struggled after the 1981 season and finished coaching at BYU in 1983. Arnold accepted the coaching position at the University of Hawaii in 1985. He resigned in 1987 and noted that his lack of success at the school was because In order to win here you have to have J. C. transfers, Arnold then was an assistant at Arizona State for two seasons. His son Gib Arnold also became a coach and was most recently head coach at Hawaii from 2010 to 2014
5. Gene Bartow – Bobby Gene Bartow was an American mens college basketball coach. The Browning, Missouri, native coached 36 years at six universities after coaching two high schools in Missouri for six years, in 1972 Bartow coached the Puerto Rico national basketball team in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Bartow began his coaching at the level in Missouri, coaching Shelbina. His 1957 St. Charles team won the championship, defeating North Kansas City in the Class L finals by a score of 60–54. He coached the US national team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship, Bartow signed a five-year contract to replace Harv Schmidt at the University of Illinois in 1974. A last-place team the previous campaign, the Fighting Illini finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten at 8–18 in 1975, despite this, he was the first Illini coach to extensively recruit talented African American high school players from the Chicago area. He was succeeded by Lou Henson, Bartow left his position to succeed John Wooden as the head coach of UCLA. Bartow coached at UCLA from 1975 to 1977, guiding them to a 52–9 record and he coached the 1977 College Player of the Year, Marques Johnson. As of 2008, he is the second winningest coach at UCLA by percentage of wins to losses at.852, putting him behind Gary Cunningham at.862 and above John Wooden at.808. Bartow left UCLA after the 1977 season to take over the job of creating a program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as the schools first head coach and athletic director for 18 years. Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. His son Murry, a UAB assistant, became the coach upon Bartows retirement, Bartow was later president of Hoops, LP, the company runs the Memphis Grizzlies. On April 15,2009, a UAB spokesman revealed that Bartow had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, on January 3,2012, Gene Bartow died at his home in Birmingham after a two-year battle with the disease. In 1989, Bartow was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame,10 years later, in 1999, Bartow was also voted one of Valparaiso Universitys 150 most influential people in October 2009. In 2013, Bartow was selected for induction into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame, list of college mens basketball coaches with 600 wins
6. Murry Bartow – Murry Linn Bartow is an American college basketball coach. He was most recently the head coach at University of South Florida. At UAB, he compiled a 103–83 record, that included 48 conference wins, bartows first season at ETSU brought division and conference regular season titles and the Southern Conference Tournament championship. The team finished 27–6 and ended their season in an 80–77 NCAA tournament opening round loss to the University of Cincinnati, Bartow was named the SoCon Coach of the Year. Bartow led the Buccaneers to the regular season Atlantic Sun title in 2006–07 with a 24–10 overall record, Bartow was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year. NCAA tournament appearances earned by automatic bid for winning A-Sun Conference Tournament championship followed the 2008-09, overall, Bartow led the Bucs to three NCAA appearances in his tenure at ETSU. After a change in the president and AD, and even with a winning record. Bartow was hired as an assistant coach at USF in August 2016 and he was named interim head coach on January 3,2017 following the firing of head coach Orlando Antigua. Born in Warrensburg, Missouri, Bartow holds a BA from UAB and a masters degree from Indiana University
7. Larry Brown (basketball) – Lawrence Harvey Larry Brown is an American basketball coach, who was most recently head mens basketball coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title. He also won an ABA championship as a player with the Oakland Oaks in the 1968–69 season, and he is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season. Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and he has been a basketball coach since 1972. Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on September 27,2002, Brown is Jewish, and was born in Brooklyn, New York. A5 ft 9 in point guard, he attended Long Beach High School and then played at the University of North Carolina under legendary coaches Frank McGuire and Dean Smith. During that time Brown was selected for the 1964 Summer Olympics team, on which he played and with which he won a gold medal, Brown was named MVP of the ABAs first All-Star Game in 1968, and was named to the All-ABA Second Team the same year. Brown led the ABA in assists per game during the leagues first three seasons, and when he ended his career, Brown was the ABAs all-time assist leader. His total of 2,509 assists places him seventh on the ABAs career list, Browns first head coaching job was at Davidson College in North Carolina in 1969. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, it would only last during the summer offseason, Brown moved on to the ABA and coached with the Carolina Cougars and then the Denver Nuggets, who later joined the NBA in 1976, for five and a half seasons from 1974 to 1979. He then moved on to coach for UCLA, leading his freshman-dominated 1979–80 team to the NCAA title game before falling to Louisville, 59–54. However, that appearance was vacated by the NCAA after two UCLA players were found to be ineligible—one of the few times a Final Four squad has had its record vacated. Brown was the coach for the NBAs New Jersey Nets for two years following that, from 1981 to 1983. Brown began his tenure at the University of Kansas, replacing the fired Ted Owens, who had overseen back-to-back losing seasons in 1981-82 and 1982-83. In the meantime Brown signed the most coveted high school player in the country, Danny Manning, to play for KU after signing his father, Ed Manning, perhaps Browns finest team at Kansas was the 1985-86 team. This squad put together a 35-4 record, the first 30-win season in KU history, in the 1987-88 season, Kansas got off to a mediocre 12–8 start, including 1–4 in the Big 8, and the end of the Jayhawks 55-game homecourt winning streak in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas then proceeded to defeat 11th-seed Xavier, 14th-seed Murray State, and 7th-seed Vanderbilt before meeting rival Kansas State, KU upset the 4th-seeded Wildcats 71-58 in the Elite Eight to reach the Final Four in Kansas Citys Kemper Arena. Once there, Kansas upset the East Regions #2 seed Duke, 66-59, Manning, who scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the final, was named Most Oustanding Player of the Tournament
8. Fred Cozens – Frederick Warren Cozens was an American college basketball, football, and boxing coach. He was the first head coach of basketball and football at UCLA and served as the schools athletic director from 1919 to 1942. Cozens was born in Portland, Oregon in 1890 and his father, Frederick Cozens, was emigrated from England in 1870 and became a salesman at a hardware store in Portland. His mother Carrie E. Cozens was born in Indiana in 1858, Cozens had an older sister, Ella M. Cozens, born in 1884. He received bachelors and masters degrees from the University of California in 1915 and 1918, respectively, Cozens was employed by the University of California for nearly 40 years. He began as a fellow and physical education instructor at Berkeley from 1915 to 1919. In June 1917, he was employed as an instructor of physical education at the University of California at Berkeley, in 1919, Cozens moved to UCLA where he served as the Director of Physical Education and Athletics and professor of physical education from 1919 to 1942. He became the first head coach of the UCLA basketball and football teams in 1919, Cozens remained UCLAs basketball coach through 1921 and guided them to a 20–4 record. His UCLA football teams compiled a 2–6 record, UCLA did not participate in an athletic conference until 1920, so the 1919 football team played a schedule full of local high schools and other assorted teams. Cozens also served as the dean of UCLAs college of Applied Arts from 1939 to 1942, at the time of the 1920 United States Census, Cozens was living in Los Angeles with his wife Helen J. Cozens and one-and-a-half year old son, Federick K. Cozens. Cozens occupation was recorded as a professor at a university, at the time of the 1930 United States Census, Cozens was still living in Los Angeles with his wife, Helen. The couple had two sons, Frederick K. and James B, Cozens occupation was again listed as a professor at a university. Cozens returned to Berkeley in 1942 and served as a professor and director of education from 1942 to 1954. Cozens died in 1954 in Berkeley, fred Cozens at the College Football Data Warehouse
9. Denny Crum – Denzel Edwin Denny Crum is a former American mens college basketball coach at the University of Louisville in Kentucky from 1971 to 2001, compiling a 675–295 record. He guided the Cardinals to two NCAA championships and six Final Fours, honored in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since 1994, Crum is one of the major figures in the history of sports in Kentucky and in college basketball in general. Crums prolific post-season play and calm demeanor earned him the monikers Mr. March and his most well-known nickname, denzel Edwin Crum was born in San Fernando, California. From 1954 to 1956, Denny Crum played basketball at Los Angeles Pierce College, in 1956, he transferred to UCLA to play for John Wooden. While at UCLA, Crum was honored with the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Trophy for outstanding first-year varsity player and he also received the Bruin Bench Award for most improved player the following year. After graduating in 1958, Crum served as the basketball coach at UCLA. The following year, he returned to Pierce College to serve as head coach, after four years at Pierce College, Crum was rehired by Wooden as a top assistant coach and chief recruiter. As a coach at UCLA, he played a role in three NCAA titles and he remained at UCLA until his departure for Louisville in 1971. In 1971, Crum was hired as coach by the University of Louisville. It was under Crum that the University of Louisville became a college basketball power. By 1972, Crum had taken his first team to the NCAA Final Four, Crum would go on to lead the Louisville Cardinals to five more final fours. He is tied for sixth all-time in number of four appearances with Adolph Rupp. They rank behind John Wooden, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, on March 24,1980, the Cardinals became NCAA Tournament champions after defeating Crums alma mater, UCLA, 59–54. Crums 1980 national champions have been credited with popularizing the High-5, six years later, Louisville would overcome Duke 72–69 for a second title largely because of the talented play of Never Nervous Pervis Ellison. Crum is one of eleven coaches to achieve two or more national championships. In 30 seasons, Crum took the Cardinals to 23 NCAA tournaments, while in the Metro Conference, the Cardinals won 12 regular season titles and 11 tournament championships. In its 19 years of naming a champion, the Metro had Louisville as first or second place 17 times, in 1993, Crum became the second fastest coach to reach 500 wins. He ranks 16th in overall Division I wins, the graduation rate for players under Denny Crum has been called troubling by some sources