John Beilein led the Michigan Wolverines to the national title game this past season, adding to his many accomplishments over the years thanks to some key players.
There are some coaches who are well-known for their resumes and are sure-to-be Hall of Famers. Then there are those who achieve success more so under the radar. John Beilein is one of them, whose recent success has put him under a greater spotlight.
In the past six seasons, Beilein has led Michigan to five NCAA Tournament appearances, a pair of conference tournament titles, as well as two trips to the Final Four. He’s been with the program for going on 11 years, the longest at which he’s been with one particular school.
In the 15 years prior to the Wolverines, Beilein spent five of them each with Canisius, Richmond, and West Virginia. He had varying degrees of success with each school, making it to the Big Dance at least once at each stop. The past two seasons have elevated his name among the coaching ranks, but Beilein’s overall resume is very impressive.
In an earlier article that I wrote, I listed Beilein as the 12th best active head coach in college basketball. If he ever gets a ring, he’ll surely rise even higher in the future.
There have been many good players throughout his tenure. Along with the rest of the coaches raked before him, I’ll be listing and ranking the best players that he’s ever coached. Who do you think will be No. 1?