March Madness 2011 Bracket: The Best and Worst Dressed Coaches in the Tournament

Patrick MangumContributor IMarch 17, 2011

March Madness 2011 Bracket: The Best and Worst Dressed Coaches in the Tournament

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    BIRMINGHAM, AL - MARCH 21:  Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals yells instructions to his team during the first round game against Boise State in the East Regional as part of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Birmingham-Jefferson
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    I guess the reason basketball coaches traditionally wear a suit is because it's the only major sport that's indoors. Back in the early days of basketball, fans still came to games dressed up.

    Some coaches want to be successful so they dress successful. Others don't really care what they look like.

    Rick Pitino is a guy that is day to day. Some days he can come out on the court and be one of the worst dressed coaches. More often than not however, Pitino is one of the best dressed coaches.

    I mean, if they make a movie about Rick Pitino, I think they would get Al Pacino to play him.

    Let's take a look at some of the "worst dressed" coaches and then we'll move to the "best dressed" coaches.

12. Dave Paulson (Bucknell)

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    Picture quality or no picture quality there is not much going on for Dave Paulson in this photo.

    He finally got things going on in his third year at Bucknell.

    He brings his record to 46-48 to the NCAA tournament.

    They face UConn in the first round.

11. Donnie Tyndall (Morehead State)

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    DAYTON, OH - MARCH 17:  Head coach Donnie Tyndall of the Morehead State Eagles shouts instructions to his team against the Alabama State Hornets during the opening round of the Men's NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2009 at the University of Dayton Arena in D
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    I think this could probably work for anybody else except for Donnie Tyndall.

    I give him an "A" for attempt.

    In his fifth season at Morehead State and his second appearance in the NCAA Tournament, they face Louisville in the first round.

10. Rick Byrd (Belmont)

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    WINSTON-SALEM, NC - MARCH 15:  Head coach Rick Byrd of the Belmont Bruins reacts in the first half against the Georgetown Hoyas during round one of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 15, 2007 in Winst
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    This is not what a basketball coach is supposed to look like!

    Is he ice skating?

    Rick Byrd has been coaching at Belmont for 24 years and is bringing what could be his best team to the tournament to face Wisconsin.

9. Frank Dumphy (Temple)

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    30 Dec 1996:   Coach Fran Dunphy of the Pennsylvania Quakers gives instructions to his players during the Fiesta Bowl Classic against the Arizona Wildcats at the McKale Center in Tuscon, Arizona.  Arizona won the game 93 - 51. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensi
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    OK, so this picture is from 1996, but it hasn't got much better since then.

    Neither has his tournament record.

    He's 1-12 in his fifth year at Temple.

    They face Penn State in the first round.

8. Greg Kampe (Oakland)

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    LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 25:  Head coach Greg Kampeof the Oakland Golden Grizzlies watches the action against the Kansas Jayhawks on November 25, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    This is a real picture, and yes, that is his real hair.

    He got a haircut this year, but the rest of the look is back in full force.

    Greg Kampe is in his 27th year at Oakland and hopes to upset Texas in the first round.

7. Josh Postner (Memphis)

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    Alright Josh, you're following big footsteps taking over for John Calipari.

    I picked out probably his worst photo, but he just has too much to live up to in Memphis for suits like this one.

    Josh Postner has his first NCAA trip in his second year with the Tigers.

    He's 49-19 with Memphis.

6. Blaine Taylor (Old Dominion)

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    NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20:  Head coach Blaine Taylor of the Old Dominion University Monarchs during the game against the Baylor Bears during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orlea
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    He's trying, but I'm not sure if there's much he can do.

    The suit is just no match for Blaine Taylor.

    In his tenth year with Old Dominion, he is 1-3 in tournament play.

    Old Dominion faces Butler in an interesting first round match-up.

5. Stew Morrill (Utah State)

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    SAN DIEGO - MARCH 16:  Head Coach Stew Morrill of the Utah State Aggies reacts to a play during the game against the Washington Huskies at the first round of the NCAA Finals on March 16, 2006 at Cox Arena in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfe
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    Somebody should feel embarrassed.

    I'm not sure who yet, me or you.

    Stew Morrill is in his 13th year at Utah State.

    He is 324-102.

4. Bruce Weber (Illinois)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - JANUARY 22: Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Bruce Weber looks on in the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on January 22, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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    This look wasn't so bad in 2005, when his Illinois team was national runners up.

    It's funny how that works.

    He's been with Illinois since 2003.

3. Thad Matta (Ohio State)

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    Yeah, so I just picked a really bad picture with a goofy face here.

    He should realize that just because his team's color is red, that doesn't mean that's the only color tie you can wear, ever.

    Thad Motta has been at OSU for 11 years and sports a 188-56 record with a tournament record of 14-8.

2. Bob Huggins (West Virginia)

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    I don't have a problem with the jumpsuits.

    I have a problem because we could be getting this.

    Get him a blue tie and some different shoes and Huggy Bear is on the best dressed list.

    He has a 26-18 tournament record.

1. Mike Kryzewski (Duke)

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    CORAL GABLES, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils reacts to a foul call during first half action against the Miami Hurricanes on February 13, 2011 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/
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    He not really a bad dresser, it's just that he's such a good basketball coach it doesn't match up.

    This is one of his worsts and its not that bad. It's just that his suit has so much to live up to.

    898-283 record.

    77-22 in the tournament.

    Coach K is the best "worst dressed" coach in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

17. Buzz Williams (Marquette)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: head coach Buzz Williams of the Marquette Golden Eagles gestures from the bench during the game against the Louisville Cardinals during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle
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    This is what I'm talking about. Buzz Williams starts off the ranking of the best "best dressed" coaches.

    He's got the loud tie and the pocket square.

    I think it works for the big guy.

    His team should have a No. 9 seed in the tourney but they got a No. 11 and a first round date with Xavier.

    They are an upset waiting to happen.

    Cinderella?

16. Leonard Hamilton (FSU)

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    GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11:  Head coach Leonard Hamilton of the Florida State Seminoles reacts while playing against Virginia the Tech Hokies  during the first half in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum
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    Leonard Hamilton with the blue tie; not tied down by his team's colors.

    Fresh look.

    Hamilton is 3-5 in the tournament.

    FSU plays Texas A&M in the first round.

15. Dave Rose (BYU)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 11:  Head coach Steve Alford (L) of the New Mexico Lobos and head coach Dave Rose of the Brigham Young University Cougars greet each other before their semifinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at th
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    Dave Rose looks perfect for BYU.

    He looks conservative and cool; if that's possible.

    BYU hopes to improve on their 1-4 tournament mark under coach Rose.

14. Mike Anderson (Missouri)

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    COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 15:  Head coach Mike Anderson of the Missouri Tigers applauds during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on February 15, 2011 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    I think I see a gold watch poking out of his sleeve.

    I like this smooth look.

    Mike Anderson installed the "40 minutes of hell" defense at Missouri.

    Look for them to pull an upset or two.

13. Jim Larranaga (George Mason)

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    George Mason coach is a classy guy and has a classy look.

    He has a career record of 469-333.

    He of course took No. 11 seed George Mason to the Final Four in 2006.

12. Bruce Pearl (Tennessee)

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    ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 10:  Head coach Bruce Pearl of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts during their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome on March 10, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Pho
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    Bruce Pearl is probably more known for his vivid all orange blazer, but he really only busts that out at home against Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

    Most of the time, he's in something like this.

    Facing possible further punishment from the NCAA, Pearl has his Tennessee Volunteers in the tourney for the sixth straight year.

    He is 10-7 in the tournament.

11. Lon Kruger (UNLV)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30:  Head coach Lon Kruger of the UNLV Rebels smiles before his team's game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Thomas & Mack Center December 30, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 73-47.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty I
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    Hey, it works for him.

    I'm also a UF alum and it gives me the chance to mention the current UNLV coach led the Florida Gators to the Final Four in 1994.

    He's in his seventh year at UNLV and is 14-12 all-time in the tournament.

10. John Thompson III (Georgetown)

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Head coach John Thompson III of the Georgetown Hoyas gestures from the bench against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the championship of the 2010 NCAA Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2010 in New York Ci
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    He inherited enough style and substance from his father to continue the Thompson coaching legacy at Georgetown.

    He has a 181-81 career record and hopes to improve his tourney record of 7-6.

9. Steve Lavin (St. John's)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10:  Head coach Steve Lavin of the St. John's Red Storm gestures from the bench during the first half against the Syracuse Orange during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Ou
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    He spent time as a broadcaster, so he knows how to look good for the camera.

    Lavin and his coaching staff first wore the sneakers for Coaches Against Cancer.

    They have kept them as a sort of superstition and now a fashion statement.

    It looks like he's in a zoot suit. I like it.

    Steve Lavin has an impressive tournament record of 11-6 with only one loss coming during the first weekend.

    He has never made it to the Final Four.

8. Jay Wright (Villanova)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats looks on from the bench against the South Florida Bulls during the first round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Squa
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    Jay Wright looks like he could be an executive banker and a very successful one at that.

    He heads into the tourney with his Villanova team not so hot.

    He has a 12-8 tourney record and is 224-109 in his career.

7. Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh)

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    MILWAUKEE - MARCH 21:  Head coach Jamie Dixon of the Pittsburgh Panthers calls out in the first half against the Xavier Musketeers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Bradley Center on March 21, 2010 in Milwaukee, W
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    Like Coach Wright, Jamie Dixon is also very executive looking. His persona exudes success.

    He is 10-7 in the tournament and is 215-59 for his career.

John Calipari (Kentucky)

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    LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 28:  John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team during the game against the Coppin State Eagles at Rupp Arena on December 28, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Image
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    There's only a handful of guys that can coach as good as him and look as good doing it.

    Maybe that's how he gets away with being so crooked.

    He's definitely a controversial figure, but he does sport a 28-12 tournament record.

5. Billy Donovan (Florida)

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    ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11:  Head coach Billy Donovan of the Florida Gators gestures during their game against the Tennessee Volunteers during the quarterfinals of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 11, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Ph
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    Nobody can pull of the no jacket look like Billy D.

    He's first class business casual.

    He's been to three Final Fours, won two National Championships and is 22-8 in the tourney.

4. Rick Pitino

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 01:  Head Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts to play during the Big East Conference game against the Marquette Golden Eagles at Freedom Hall on March 1, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Ima
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    This is Pitino's KFC version of his all-white suit look.

    Pitino has earned the right to wear whatever he wants, including his all-red blazer.

    He is 572-209 with a 38-14 tourney record.

3. Jim Boeheim

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange gestures from the bench against the St. John's Red Storm during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters  at Madison Sq
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    Here's Jim Boeheim looking like the distinguished senior faculty member he is.

    855 wins and only 300 losses.

    He is 41-22 in the tournament.

2. Jim Calhoun

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies looks on during the first half against the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison
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    It's not the clothes that make the man, and Calhoun proves that.

    Pure class.

    840-360 with two national titles.

1. Roy Williams

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 11:  University of North Carolina Men's basketball head coach Roy Williams (L) presents U.S. President Barack Obama with a team jersey at the White House May 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. The North Carolina Tar Heels are the 2009 National C
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    Look at Roy Williams.

    He's meeting the President, and he is the only one in the entire picture wearing a light colored suit, and he pulls it off.

    Of course, with that Tarheel blue, it's hard to go wrong coaching or looking good.

    640-162 for the career and 55-18 in the tourney with two national titles.

    Roy Williams is the best "best dressed" coach in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

    Next are seven guys who have style that I respect, whether I like it or not.

7. Mike Brey (Notre Dame)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on from the bench during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Ou
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    He's got his own thing going here and I respect that.

    He's the Big East coach of the year.

6. Bo Ryan (Wisconsin)

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    LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 20:  Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts during a game against the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center November 20, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 68-65.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    I like what he's got going on here. 

    Respect.

    Bo Ryan is 12-9 in the NCAA Tournament.

5. John Beilein (Michigan)

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11:  Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines reacts against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 11, 2011 in Indianapolis,
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    I get it. He's a blue collar Michigan guy rolling his sleeves up.

    I can respect that.

4. Mark Few

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 07:  Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few watches his team take on the Saint Mary's Gaels during the championship game of the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena March 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev
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    I think he can do better, but if this is his style, then right on.

    He's been invited to the Big Dance every year he's been with Gonzaga.

3. Steve Fisher (San Diego State)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12:  Head coach Steve Fisher of the San Diego State Aztecs gestures to his players as they take on the Brigham Young University Cougars during the championship game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the
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    You coach the Fab Five and you get respect no matter what.

    20-9 tournament record.

2. Tom Izzo

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    DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 01:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts to a call against the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 1, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Hey, what can you say?

    He's a good coach.

    35-12 in the tourney.

1. Bill Self (Kansas)

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 11:  Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts to a play during their semifinal game against the Colorado Buffaloes in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 11, 2011 in Kansas Ci
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    He took over for Roy Williams and took them to a national title.

    I don't like the suit but I got to respect it.

    He's 25-11 in the tourney.

    If I didn't mention your coach, you need to tell him to be a better coach...or dress better...or dress worse.