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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64. Kenny Blakeney (Howard)

1 NCAA Tournament (0-1)

Blakeney won a pair of national championships while playing at Duke in the early 90’s and has been an assistant coach at a number of schools. He bounced around at Seton Hall, Harvard, Delaware, and a few other schools before eventually getting the head coaching job at Howard back in 2019. His first few seasons with the Bison were rough, but things have greatly improved, as Howard has won their second straight MEAC Tournament title.

63. Bucky McMillan (Samford)

0 NCAA Tournaments

After more than a decade as a high school coach in Alabama, McMillan began his collegiate coaching career when Samford handing him the reigns of the program back in 2020. His rebuild of this Bulldogs program has been successful, leading Samford to a second straight SoCon regular season title and got the job done in the SoCon Tournament this season. He’s also now won at least 20 games in three straight years.

62. Donnie Jones (Stetson)

0 NCAA Tournaments

At long last, Jones has his own Tournament moment, having previously won a pair of national titles as an assistant coach on Billy Donovan’s bench at Florida. Jones previously was head coach at Marshall and UCF with limited success but has gotten Stetson to the Big Dance in his fifth season at the helm. The Hatters have played great ball and won the A-Sun Tournament, making their first ever appearance in the Big Dance.

61. Preston Spradlin (Morehead State)

1 NCAA Tournament (0-1)

Formerly a graduate assistant for John Calipari at Kentucky, Spradlin got his head coaching start back in 2016 when Sean Woods was dismissed by Morehead State and Spradlin was promoted to the top job. He’s held onto that post ever since and has the Eagles positioned as the OVC’s best program. He led the Eagles to the Big Dance for the first time back in 2021 and has now won consecutive regular season titles along with this year’s OVC Tournament.