College basketball brings surprises every year. There are always a few teams that spring up out of nowhere and challenge the traditional powers.
This has been another great season full of unexpected teams, games and coaches.
There are top-tier coaches like Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski who have done a good job. But their teams were supposed to succeed.
The real story is the teams that had low expectations but have somehow managed to outperform even the highest ceiling set for them.
And of course, this appears to be the year of the mid-majors, with none other than the Murray State Racers leading the way.
College coaches have to blend star freshman, senior leaders and a plethora of different personalities and playing styles into one cohesive team.
It’s no easy task, and only a select few are truly successful.
This year, certain coaches have proven to be the best of the best. Their teams are going above and beyond what was initially expected of them, much of which is thanks to great coaching.
Here are the best 13 coaching jobs of the 2011-12 college basketball season.