NCAA tournament appearances and success can often define a coach's tenure at a school and his career in total.
Most coaches start at mid-majors or smaller and then work their way up. John Calipari began his career at UMass, Rick Pitino at Boston University, Jim Calhoun at Northeastern and Ben Howland at Northern Arizona.
It was success at those schools that led them to more prestigious jobs. So who are this year's star coaches?