Last week, one of the greatest coaching careers in sports history came to a close with Pat Summitt’s retirement at Tennessee. In her 38 years at the Lady Vols’ helm, Summitt won more games than any Division I basketball coach ever.
Summitt is without doubt the greatest coach women’s hoops has ever seen, but she’s far from the only one whose accomplishments can stack up against the greatest basketball minds on the men’s side. Her longtime rival Geno Auriemma and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey (fresh off her second national title) can match their careers against the likes of Tom Izzo and Jim Boeheim any day.
Herein, a look at the 50 greatest coaches—male or female, men’s or women’s—in the history of college basketball.