List of NCAA Men's Division I Final Four appearances by coach

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This is a list of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Regional Championships by coach. The current names of the NCAA Tournament regions are the East, Midwest, South, and West. The winners of the four regions are awarded a NCAA Regional Championship Trophy and advance in the Men's Division I Basketball Tournament to play in the Final Four.

Final Four appearances by coach[edit]

  • Coaches with vacated Final Four appearances due to NCAA violations are marked with an * next to the year.
  • Coaches with names in bold are active with a team that they took to a Final Four.
  • Coaches with names in bold italics are active in NCAA Division I, but are not currently coaching a team that they took to a Final Four.
  • Years in bold indicate national championship.
Number Coach Years Program(s)
12 John Wooden 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 UCLA
11 Mike Krzyzewski 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010 Duke
11 Dean Smith 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 North Carolina
7 Rick Pitino 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2012, 2013 Providence (1), Kentucky (3), Louisville (3)
7 Roy Williams 1991, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009 Kansas (4), North Carolina (3)
6 Denny Crum 1972, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986 Louisville
6 Tom Izzo 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 Michigan State
6 Adolph Rupp 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966 Kentucky
5 John Calipari 1996*, 2008*, 2011, 2012, 2014 Massachusetts (1), Memphis (1), Kentucky (3)
5 Bob Knight 1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992 Indiana
5 Guy Lewis 1967, 1968, 1982, 1983, 1984 Houston
5 Lute Olson 1980, 1988, 1994, 1997, 2001 Iowa (1), Arizona (4)
4 Jim Boeheim 1987, 1996, 2003, 2013 Syracuse
4 Jim Calhoun 1999, 2004, 2009, 2011 Connecticut
4 Billy Donovan 2000, 2006, 2007, 2014 Florida
4 Jack Gardner 1948, 1951, 1961, 1966 Kansas State (2), Utah (2)
4 Henry Iba 1945, 1946, 1949, 1951 Oklahoma State
4 Harold Olsen 1939, 1944, 1945, 1946 Ohio State
4 Jerry Tarkanian 1977, 1987, 1990, 1991 UNLV
4 Fred Taylor 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968 Ohio State
3 Phog Allen 1940, 1952, 1953 Kansas
3 Forddy Anderson 1950, 1954, 1957 Bradley (2), Michigan State (1)
3 Larry Brown 1980*, 1986, 1988 UCLA (1), Kansas (2)
3 Vic Bubas 1963, 1964, 1966 Duke
3 Harry Combes 1949, 1951, 1952 Illinois
3 Steve Fisher 1989, 1992*, 1993* Michigan
3 Joe B. Hall 1975, 1978, 1984 Kentucky
3 Ben Howland 2006, 2007, 2008 UCLA
3 Ed Jucker 1961, 1962, 1963 Cincinnati
3 Nolan Richardson 1990, 1994, 1995 Arkansas
3 Eddie Sutton 1978, 1995, 2004 Arkansas (1), Oklahoma State (2)
3 John Thompson 1982, 1984, 1985 Georgetown
3 Phil Woolpert 1955, 1956, 1957 San Francisco
2 Gene Bartow 1973, 1976 Memphis (1), UCLA (1)
2 Dale Brown 1981, 1986 LSU
2 Bruce Drake 1937, 1947 Oklahoma
2 Hugh Durham 1972, 1983 Florida State (1), Georgia (1)
2 Slats Gill 1949, 1963 Oregon State
2 Bill Guthridge 1998, 2000 North Carolina
2 Bill Henderson 1948, 1950 Baylor
2 Lou Henson 1970, 1989 New Mexico State (1), Illinois (1)
2 Terry Holland 1981, 1984 Virginia
2 Nat Holman 1947, 1950 CCNY
2 Bob Huggins 1992, 2010 Cincinnati (1), West Virginia (1)
2 Doggie Julian 1947, 1948 Holy Cross
2 Harry Litwack 1956, 1958 Temple
2 Ken Loeffler 1954, 1955 La Salle
2 Thad Matta 2007, 2012 Ohio State
2 Branch McCracken 1940, 1953 Indiana
2 Al McGuire 1974, 1977 Marquette
2 Frank McGuire 1952, 1957 St. John's (1), North Carolina (1)
2 Ray Meyer 1943, 1979 DePaul
2 Pete Newell 1959, 1960 California
2 Bucky O'Connor 1955, 1956 Iowa
2 Ted Owens 1971, 1974 Kansas
2 Lee Rose 1977, 1980 Charlotte (1), Purdue (1)
2 Bill Self 2008, 2012 Kansas
2 George Smith 1959, 1960 Cincinnati
2 Brad Stevens 2010, 2011 Butler
2 Dave Strack 1964, 1965 Michigan
2 Gary Williams 2001, 2002 Maryland
2 Tex Winter 1958, 1964 Kansas State
1 Rick Barnes 2003 Texas
1 Sam Barry 1940 USC
1 John Beilein 2013 Michigan
1 Dick Bennett 2000 Wisconsin
1 John Brady 2006 LSU
1 Earl Brown 1944 Dartmouth
1 Howard Cann 1945 NYU
1 P. J. Carlesimo 1989 Seton Hall
1 Clifford Carlson 1941 Pittsburgh
1 Lou Carnesecca 1985 St. John's
1 Ben Carnevale 1946 North Carolina
1 Everett Case 1950 NC State
1 John Castellani 1958 Seattle
1 Ozzie Cowles 1942 Dartmouth
1 Frosty Cox 1942 Colorado
1 Tom Crean 2003 Marquette
1 Bobby Cremins 1990 Georgia Tech
1 Roy Danforth 1975 Syracuse
1 Chick Davies 1940 Duquesne
1 Mike Davis 2002 Indiana
1 Everett Dean 1942 Stanford
1 Don Donoher 1967 Dayton
1 Tippy Dye 1953 Washington
1 Bob Feerick 1952 Santa Clara
1 Bill Foster 1978 Duke
1 Harold E. Foster 1941 Wisconsin
1 Jack Friel 1941 Washington State
1 Dave Gavitt 1973 Providence
1 Bully Gilstrap 1943 Texas
1 Jack Gray 1947 Texas
1 Elmer Gross 1954 Penn State
1 Dick Harp 1957 Kansas
1 Jim Harrick 1995 UCLA
1 Clem Haskins 1997* Minnesota
1 Don Haskins 1966 UTEP
1 Doc Hayes 1956 SMU
1 Jud Heathcote 1979 Michigan State
1 Paul Hewitt 2004 Georgia Tech
1 Peck Hickman 1959 Louisville
1 Howard Hobson 1939 Oregon
1 Bill Hodges 1979 Indiana State
1 George Ireland 1963 Loyola (Ill.)
1 Maury John 1969 Drake
1 George King 1969 Purdue
1 Dana Kirk 1985* Memphis
1 Jack Kraft 1971* Villanova
1 Lon Kruger 1994 Florida
1 Eugene Lambert 1945 Arkansas
1 Jim Larrañaga 2006 George Mason
1 Bebe Lee 1955 Colorado
1 Rick Majerus 1998 Utah
1 Gregg Marshall 2013 Wichita State
1 Rollie Massimino 1985 Villanova
1 Bones McKinney 1962 Wake Forest
1 Louis Menze 1944 Iowa State
1 Mike Montgomery 1998 Stanford
1 Jim O’Brien 1999* Ohio State
1 Johnny Oldham 1971* Western Kentucky
1 Kevin Ollie 2014 Connecticut
1 Johnny Orr 1976 Michigan
1 Vadal Peterson 1944 Utah
1 Digger Phelps 1978 Notre Dame
1 Nibs Price 1946 California
1 Harry Rabenhorst 1953 LSU
1 Jack Ramsay 1961* Saint Joseph’s
1 Elmer Ripley 1943 Georgetown
1 Glen Rose 1941 Arkansas
1 Lou Rossini 1960 NYU
1 Bo Ryan 2014 Wisconsin
1 Kelvin Sampson 2002 Oklahoma
1 Fred Schaus 1959 West Virginia
1 Alex Severance 1939 Villanova
1 Everett Shelton 1943 Wyoming
1 Norm Sloan 1974 NC State
1 Shaka Smart 2011 VCU
1 Tubby Smith 1998 Kentucky
1 Gary Thompson 1965 Wichita State
1 John Thompson III 2007 Georgetown
1 Billy Tubbs 1988 Oklahoma
1 Forrest Twogood 1954 USC
1 Jim Valvano 1983 NC State
1 Butch van Breda Kolff 1965 Princeton
1 Bruce Weber 2005 Illinois
1 Bob Weinhauer 1979 Penn
1 Larry Weise 1970 St. Bonaventure
1 Joe Williams 1970 Jacksonville
1 Richard Williams 1996 Mississippi State
1 Jay Wright 2009 Villanova
1 Tom Young 1976 Rutgers

NCAA Division I Championships by coach[edit]

This is a list of NCAA men's basketball coaches who have won multiple championships. This list includes only championships since 1939 when the National Association of Basketball Coaches began the formal national championship tournament that would be taken over by the NCAA the following year.

Number Coach Years Program(s)
10 John Wooden 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975 UCLA
4 Adolph Rupp 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958 Kentucky
4 Mike Krzyzewski 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 Duke
3 Bob Knight 1976, 1981, 1987 Indiana
3 Jim Calhoun 1999, 2004, 2011 UConn
2 Branch McCracken 1940, 1953 Indiana
2 Henry Iba 1945, 1946 Oklahoma State
2 Phil Woolpert 1955, 1956 San Francisco
2 Ed Jucker 1961, 1962 Cincinnati
2 Denny Crum 1980, 1986 Louisville
2 Dean Smith 1982, 1993 North Carolina
2 Roy Williams 2005, 2009 North Carolina
2 Billy Donovan 2006, 2007 Florida
2 Rick Pitino 1996, 2013 Kentucky, Louisville

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