There are quite a few honorable mentions here, as 19 active coaches have at least 450 D-I wins, and it wouldn't have been fair to disregard any of their accomplishments.
Here are the first five of the 10 honorable mentions, listed alphabetically by last name.
Coach: Dana Altman (507 career wins)
Player: Askia Jones, Kansas State
Altman has been coaching at Oregon for the past four seasons, but he made a name for himself at Kansas State long before his time with the Ducks and before his 16 successful seasons at Creighton.
Altman took over at Kansas State after Lon Kruger—whom we will encounter on the next slide—skipped town to take the job at Florida. By the end of his third season as a D-I head coach, Altman had an overall record of 44-42.
But over the next two seasons, Askia Jones helped ignite Altman's legacy. As a senior during the 1993-94 season, Jones averaged 22.0 points per game and led the team to a 20-14 record. That summer, Altman took the job at Creighton and soon turned the Bluejays into one of the top annual mid-major threats in the country.
Coach: Rick Barnes (584 career wins)
Player: Eric Murdock, Providence
Despite nearly 600 career wins, Barnes hasn't ever really gained legendary status. This is perhaps due to the fact that in 27 seasons as a D-I head coach, he has only been to three Elite Eights and zero national championship games.
Also, Barnes never really had much of a peak in his career. If we equated his coaching career to that of a baseball player, he'd be Raul Ibanez. Ibanez has more than 300 career home runs and more than 2,000 career hits, but he was only an All-Star once. He just kind of coasted along for a long time as a better-than-average player who eventually accumulated nice-looking numbers.
Having said that, Barnes can probably thank Eric Murdock for what turned into a long and fruitful career. During Barnes' first three years at Providence from 1988 to 1991, Murdock led the team in scoring twice and just barely missed doing so a third time. The Friars made it to the NCAA tournament in Barnes' first two seasons, even though they had an 11-17 record the year before he arrived.
Coach: Fran Dunphy (477 career wins)
Player: Matt Maloney, Penn
When Dunphy started his career at Penn, the Quakers were mired in a slump. They were unquestionably the Ivy League team to beat in the 1970s but had just a 74-84 record from 1983 to 1989.
By Dunphy's fourth season, Penn was once again the powerhouse of the brainiacs, thanks in no small part to Matt Maloney. From 1992 to 1995, the Quakers went 69-12 with Maloney leading the team in scoring all three seasons. He was a great three-point shooter who also recorded at least 45 steals in each of those three years.
To this day, Maloney is one of the only players from Penn to have anything resembling a successful career in the NBA. Luckily for Dunphy's career, he came through when he did.
Coach: Cliff Ellis (670 career wins)
Player: Ed Rains, South Alabama
Of the six current coaches with at least 650 career wins, Ellis is by far the most anonymous at this point in time. From 1984 to 2004, he coached for 10 years at Clemson and 10 years at Alabama before taking three years off and returning for the past seven seasons at Coastal Carolina.
His best years from a winning percentage perspective, however, were his first nine seasons at South Alabama, where he went 171-84 and led a no-name school from a new Sun Belt conference to its first two NCAA tournament appearances in 1979 and 1980.
He can thank Ed Rains for that success. During his four years at South Alabama, Rains averaged 15.7 points per game and grabbed a ton of rebounds while leading the Jaguars to an overall record of 86-29.
Coach: Steve Fisher (497 career wins)
Player: Glen Rice, Michigan
In a baptism by firing, Fisher took over as the head coach before the start of the 1989 NCAA tournament, as Bill Frieder was fired after news broke that he had accepted the head coaching job at Arizona State.
We'll never know if Fisher was actually going to be the long-term solution, because he gave the Wolverines no choice but to make him the full-time head coach after he led the team to the title.
Of course, he never would have done so without Glen Rice. During a run of six games that makes Kemba Walker (23.5 PPG during 2011 tournament) look like a mere mortal, Rice averaged 30.7 points per game for Michigan. That championship no doubt played some part in the Fab Five's decision to join Michigan two summers later. The rest, as they say, is history.