Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Ranking all 68 head coaches in 2024 NCAA Tournament

Mar 16, 2024; New York City, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies head coach Dan Hurley cuts down the net
Mar 16, 2024; New York City, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies head coach Dan Hurley cuts down the net / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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68. Matt Logie (Montana State)

0 NCAA Tournaments

A former player and longtime assistant at Lehigh, Logie has found his head coaching success on the West Coast, making a plethora of postseason appearances at the D3 level with Whitworth and the D2 level at Point Loma. Montana State only just hired him this past offseason and it’s been quite the success. The Bobcats finished just fifth in league play but rallied to win the Big Sky Tournament for a third straight season, getting Logie into the Big Dance in his D1 debut.

67. Donald Copeland (Wagner)

0 NCAA Tournaments

A former point guard and assistant coach at Seton Hall, Copeland has found his initial coaching success with Wagner. He became a graduate assistant with the school after nearly a decade playing professionally overseas and accepted the head coaching job just two seasons ago. After finishing sixth in league play, he led Wagner on quite the run to win the NEC Tournament, returning the Seahawks to the Big Dance for the first time in twenty-one years.

66. Donte Jackson (Grambling)

0 NCAA Tournaments

Briefly a player at Milwaukee in the Horizon League, Jackson played, assisted, and began his head coaching career at Central State, a D2 school in Ohio. He was successful there and at Stillman, leading that program to a D2 Tourney appearance. Grambling brought him to town in 2017 and it’s been a wild success, with three SWAC regular season titles and now his first SWAC Tournament title.

65. Bashir Mason (Saint Peter’s)

0 NCAA Tournaments

A former point guard at Drexel, Mason has had quite the head coaching experience despite being just 40 years old. He assisted Dan Hurley at Wagner before ascending to the top job back in 2012. Mason coached the Seahawks for the next decade before taking over at Saint Peter’s in 2022. After that success in the NEC, he’s been even better with the Peacocks, leading them to the MAAC Tournament title and his first trip to the Big Dance.