Coach K

Coach K

Having grown up watching Terps compete against Duke in ACC, I always admired Coach K’s style. He was a brilliant strategist and was always cool and calm during intense games.

Michael Krzyzewski (nicknamed “Coach K”) is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University. At Duke, Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships. Among men’s college basketball coaches, only UCLA’s John Wooden, with 10, has won more NCAA Championships.

Krzyzewski was a point guard at Army from 1966 to 1969 under coach Bob Knight. From 1975 to 1980, he was the head basketball coach for his alma mater. Krzyzewski has amassed a record 88 wins in NCAA tournament games, while averaging 25 wins per season.  On November 15, 2011, Krzyzewski led Duke to a 74–69 victory over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden to become the coach with the most wins in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history. Krzyzewski’s 903rd victory set a new record… Read more

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