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 112-season history.[1][2][3] Three of Kentucky's coaches have been enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Adolph Rupp, Rick Pitino, and current head coach John Calipari.

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1903-09 W. W. H. Mustaine, others 7 21–35 .375
1909-10 Edwin Sweetland/R. E. Spahr 1 4-8 .333
1910-11 Harold Iddings 1 5-6 .454
1911-12 Edwin Sweetland (2nd time) 1 9-0 1.000
1912-13 John J. Tigert 1 5-3 .625
1913-15 Alpha Brumage 2 19-7 .731
1915-16 James Park 1 8-6 .571
1916-17 W. P. Tuttle 1 4-6 .400
1917-18 Stanley A. Boles 1 9-2 .792
1918-19 Andrew Gill 1 6-8 .428
1919-24 George Buchheit 5 44–27 .619
1924-25 Clarence Applegran 1 13-8 .619
1925-26 Ray Eklund 1 15–3 .833
1926-27 Basil Hayden 1 3–13 .187
1927-30 John Mauer 3 40-14 .740
1930-72 Adolph Rupp 41 876-190 .822
1972-85 Joe B. Hall 13 297-100 .748
1985-89 Eddie Sutton 4 88–39 .693
1989-97 Rick Pitino 8 219-50 .814
1997-2007 Tubby Smith 10 263–83 .760
2007-2009 Billy Gillispie 2 40-27 .597
2009–Present* John Calipari 8 246-52 .826
Totals 22 coaches 113 seasons* 2220–682 .764
An asterisk (*) denotes a season currently in progress.

† – Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Winningest Teams" (PDF). NCAA.com. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  2. ^ "2008-09 UK Factbook" (PDF). UKathletics.com. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ "Kentucky". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-11-24.