March Madness coaches: a pop quiz

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Do you know the coaches who've made NCAA men's tournament history? Here's a short exam to find out.

Nolan Richardson, whose 1994 “40 Minutes of Hell” University of Arkansas team won the NCAA championship, most recently coached what team?

Chicago Bulls


Harlem Globetrotters


Morehead State


Tulsa Shock of the WNBA


Who was the last coach to end his college coaching career with an NCAA championship?

John Wooden at UCLA


Al McGuire at Marquette


Larry Brown at Kansas


Jerry Tarkanian at Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)


In coaching Texas Western (now the University of Texas-El Paso) to the national championship in 1966, how did Don Haskins make history?

He coached the first all-black team to win an NCAA title.


He coached the smallest team to win it all.


He began a period of Texas dominance in tournament play.


He coached the first champions with an all-black starting five.


Which is the only school that has had five different coaches lead it to a NCAA championship?

North Carolina








Which one of the following schools still plays in an arena named for the coach of its first NCAA championship team?

University of Kansas


Indiana University


Holy Cross


University of San Francisco


Rick Pitino is the only coach to take three different schools to the Final Four. Which one wasn’t among them?



Boston University






All but one of the following coaches managed to take his team to an NCAA championship during his first year at a new school. Who was the exception?

Ed Jucker at Cincinnati in 1961


Tubby Smith at Kentucky in 1998


Lute Olson at Arizona in 1984


Steve Fisher at Michigan in 1989


In 1983, what coach ensured his place in tournament history with his mad dash around the court looking for someone to hug after his team’s buzzer-beating win in the NCAA championship game?

Bob Knight


Jim Valvano


Dean Smith


Rollie Massimino


Why did Jim Harrick, the last coach at UCLA to win a national title, in 1995, leave the school a year later?

He was fired for filing a false expense report.


He took a coaching job in the NBA.


He loaned his car to a high school recruit.


He landed a corporate job with Pixar Animation Studios.


What coach of three national championship teams played collegiately in Springfield, Mass., basketball’s birthplace?

Billy Donovan


Jim Calhoun


Mike Krzyzewski


Roy Williams