List of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball head coaches

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The following is a list of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball head coaches. The Wildcats have had 22 coaches in their 113-season history.[1][2][3]

Since 1930, Kentucky has been led by seven head coaches, five of whom have led the Wildcats to an NCAA Championship. Adolph Rupp led Kentucky to 4 NCAA Championships (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958) during his tenure. Rupp's successor Joe B. Hall guided the Wildcats to their fifth NCAA Championship in 1978. During the 1990s, Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith each added a championship, capturing the crown in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Most recently, John Calipari led the program to its eighth national championship in 2012. Kentucky is the only school in college basketball history with five NCAA Division I Championship head coaches.

Tenure Duration of head coaching career at Kentucky
Record Number of career games won-lost at Kentucky
% Percentage of games won at Kentucky
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
Tenure Coach Record %
1903-09 W. W. H. Mustaine, others 21–35 .375
1909-10 Edwin Sweetland/R. E. Spahr 4-8 .333
1910-11 Harold Iddings 5-6 .454
1911-12 Edwin Sweetland (2nd time) 9-0 1.000
1912-13 John J. Tigert 5-3 .625
1913-15 Alpha Brumage 19-7 .731
1915-16 James Park 8-6 .571
1916-17 W. P. Tuttle 4-6 .400
1917-18 Stanley A. Boles 9-2 .792
1918-19 Andrew Gill 6-8 .428
1919-24 George Buchheit 44–27 .619
1924-25 Clarence Applegran 13-8 .619
1925-26 Ray Eklund 15–3 .833
1926-27 Basil Hayden 3–13 .187
1927-30 John Mauer 40-14 .740
1930-72 Adolph Rupp* 876-190 .822
1972-85 Joe B. Hall 297-100 .748
1985-89 Eddie Sutton 88–39 .693
1989-97 Rick Pitino* 219-50 .814
1997-2007 Tubby Smith 263–83 .760
2007-2009 Billy Gillispie 40-27 .597
2009–Present John Calipari* 273-64 .810

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Winningest Teams" (PDF). NCAA.com. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  2. ^ "2008-09 UK Factbook" (PDF). UKathletics.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  3. ^ "Kentucky". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-11-24.