Take Tennessee, for example. In February, Volunteers fans were signing a petition to get Cuonzo Martin fired. By the end of March, the team got hot and they wanted him to stay. In early April, it sounded like he was planning on doing so, then he suddenly bolted for the head coaching job at Cal.
Over the weekend, it seemed Louisiana Tech's Mike White would be taking his place, but it was announced on Tuesday that Donnie Tyndall from Southern Miss will be the new head coach.
Quite a two-month roller-coaster ride, but that's pretty much business as usual at this time of year.
The carousel certainly hasn't finished yet—we still don't know who will be coaching Missouri, though there are rumors that Tim Floyd has emerged as a serious candidate—but from what we know thus far, there were 10 coaches who unquestionably made an upgrade this offseason by accepting a job as the head coach at a new school.
The following slides are listed in alphabetical order by the coach's last name.
Note: Though impressive hires at their respective schools, Mike Dunlap, Bruce Pearl and Kelvin Sampson are not included on this list because they were not collegiate coaches during the 2013-14 season.