In the NBA, the players are the stars. In college basketball, the biggest star is ultimately the coach.
Players come and go, but the coach is responsible for building a program, bringing success and hopefully a championship.
As good as the players are, they need a coach that can properly assess the weaknesses of their opponents and get the most out of their own charges. They must be part-motivator, strategist, psychologist and lawyer.
It is a difficult challenge but those who strike the balance are rewarded with basketball immortality.
College basketball has some legendary figures standing on the sidelines for the 2012 NCAA basketball tournament. Some have already brought him the biggest championship of all and others look to be well on their way.
Nevertheless, when deciding who to pick this week, any prognosticator would take the time to play the role of the coach in this one-and-done roller coaster ride known as the Big Dance.
Here are all 68 coaches and what they have to offer this March.