Final Four Coaches-Bio Boxes

BY foxsports • March 31, 2010

AGE: 56.

FAMILY: Wife, June; daughters, Jacqueline and Jenna Leigh.

HOMETOWN: Morgantown, W.Va.

RECORD: 670-240 in 28 seasons (71-26 in three seasons at Walsh; 97-46 in five seasons at Akron; 399-127 in 16 seasons at Cincinnati; 23-12 in one season at Kansas State; 80-29 in three seasons at West Virginia).

EDUCATION: Graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia (1977); received Master's in health administration a year later, also from West Virginia

COACHING RESUME: Graduate assistant, West Virginia (1977); assistant coach, Ohio State (1977-80); head coach, Walsh (1980-83); assistant coach, UCF (1983-84); head coach, Akron (1984-89); head coach, Cincinnati (1989-05); head coach, Kansas State (2006-07); head coach, West Virginia (2007-10).

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Coached Cincinnati to the Final Four in 1992, where the Bearcats lost to Michigan in the semifinals ... Has coached three schools to the NCAA tournament, compiling a 26-17 in 18 appearances ... Winningest coach in Cincinnati history (399) ... 670 victories is fourth among active NCAA Division I coaches.

NOTABLE DETOUR: Had a heart attack in September, 2002, but was able to return for the team's first practice two weeks later.

Tom Izzo, Michigan State

AGE: 55.

FAMILY: Wife, Lupe; daughter, Raquel; son, Steven.

HOMETOWN: Iron Mountain, Mich.

RECORD: 364-145 in 15 seasons, all at Michigan State.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Northern Michigan in 1977.

COACHING RESUME: Head coach, Ishpeming (Mich.) HS (1977-78); assistant coach, Northern Michigan (1978-83); assistant coach, Michigan State (1983-95); head coach, Michigan State (1995-present).

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Six Final Four appearances are third among active coaches behind Mike Krzyzewski (11) and Roy Williams (7) ... Three consecutive Final Fours (1999-01) are third-best all-time behind John Wooden (11) and Krzyzewski (5) ... Passed Jud Heathcote as the winningest coach in Michigan State history earlier this season.

NOTABLE DETOUR: Left Michigan State in 1986 to become an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Tulsa, but returned a month later.

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

AGE: 63.

FAMILY: Wife, Mickie; daughters, Debbie, Jamie and Lindy.

HOMETOWN: Chicago.

RECORD: 866-279 in 35 seasons (73-59 in five seasons at Army, 793-220 in 30 seasons at Duke).

EDUCATION: Graduated from Army in 1969.

COACHING RESUME: Graduate assistant, Indiana (1974-75); head coach, Army (1975-1980); head coach, Duke (1980-present).

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: His 866 wins is fourth best in NCAA history among Division I coaches behind only Bob Knight, Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp ... Three-time NCAA champion (1991-92, 2001) with 11 Final Four appearances. The 11 Final Four appearances is one behind John Wooden for most ever and his 10 Final Four victories is also second behind Wooden ... Coached the United States team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing ... 75 wins and 97 games coached are NCAA tournament records.

NOTABLE DETOUR: Spent five years after college as an officer in the Army before starting his college coaching career.

Brad Stevens, Butler

AGE: 33.

HOMETOWN: Zionsville, Ind.

FAMILY: Wife, Tracy; son, Brady; daughter, Kinsley.

RECORD: 88-14 in three seasons, all at Butler.

EDUCATION: Graduated from DePauw in 1999.

COACHING RESUME: Director of basketball operations, Butler (2000-01); assistant coach, Butler (2001-07); head coach, Butler (2007-10).

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: His 88 wins are the most by an NCAA Division I coach in his first three seasons ... Youngest coach to take a team to the Final Four since 32-year-old Bob Knight with Indiana in 1973.

NOTABLE DETOUR: Worked as a marketing associate for a pharmaceutical company until June, 2000 when he became director of basketball operations at Butler.


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