Who are the most accomplished head coaches in MEAC Basketball this century?
Historically speaking, MEAC Basketball has been one of the least successful conferences in the country. The league consists of low-budget low-major teams that play many of their non-conference games away from home to properly fund their programs. That being said, this is no reason to dis the conference, as it has produced some fantastic basketball even in recent years.
Even as things regularly change in the MEAC, there have still been some fantastic coaches who have come and gone from the league. These aren’t exactly household names, but these coaches are still success stories. Winning in a league like this takes extraordinary effort, particularly in recruiting athletes and putting them in a prime position for success. Some coaches have a hard time in the MEAC but others have fared quite well.
We’re going to focus on those successes, looking closely at the ten greatest head coaches of the MEAC since 2000. There’s plenty to consider, but no specific formula we base this ranking on. We’re looking at how these coaches fared compared to their program’s history, while of course considering postseason success. As previously mentioned, these aren’t exactly big time names in the MEAC, but they are still achieving a lot with the cards they’ve been given and have made great strides with their programs.
Without further ado, let’s start running through the MEAC coaches, looking deeply at what they’ve achieved in the conference.