UCLA’s John Wooden to Arizona’s Lute Olson

Final Four appearances does not in and of itself define how great a college basketball coach you are, but it is one of the measuring sticks in determining who the best of the best were.  Here is a list of coaches from high to low who have made 5 or more final four appearances.

John Wooden 12 – UCLA

Mike Krzyzewski 11 – Duke

Dean Smith 11 – North Carolina

Roy Williams 7 – Kansas & North Carolina

Tom Izzo 6 – Michigan State

Denny Crum 6 – Louisville

Rick Pitino 6 – Providence, Kentucky & Louisville

Adolph Rupp 6 – Kentucky

Bobby Knight 5 – Indiana

Guy Lewis 5 – Houston

Lute Olson 5 – Iowa Arizona

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