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Pac-12 Coaches Comparison

August 29th, 2014 News 5 Comments

San Diego State v Arizona

Heading into his 6th season at the helm for the Arizona Wildcats, Sean Miller has established himself as one of the top coaches in the Pac-12 and the country. But how exactly does Miller stack up with his conference competition? Here is a look at all of the head coaches in the Pac-12 and how they compare.

Hover over the data with your mouse to see more information, and use the scroll bar to navigate left and right.

What you see above is a clear representation of Miller’s stranglehold on the Pac-12 conference. In just five seasons he turned Arizona from a fringe top 25 team back into a national title contender. It’s scary to think that with Miller’s youth, he could continue to dominate the conference for a long time.

California coach and former Stanford coach Mike Montgomery is a Pac-12/10 coaching legend, and he has also had a successful tenure during Miller’s time at Arizona. Here is a breakdown of each coach’s winning percentage in recent years.

And just for fun, here’s how Miller stacks up with ASU’s Herb Sendek.

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  1. titan4wildcats

    August 29, 2014

    Looking at all of these charts, a couple of things seem to be very obvious. First….Coach Miller owns the Pac-12. Second….there are two or three coaches who may not be coaching in the Pac for much longer if they don’t get their stuff together.

    In my opinion, I’d say Herb and Lorenzo may not be around much longer.

    I don’t think replacing them would change the fact that UofA has the best coach in the league. And this isn’t even adding in the fact that he’s the best recruiter as well.

    Bear Down Coach Miller.

  2. Jeff

    August 30, 2014

    Nice statistical comparison. It’d be nice to see stats for the new coaches like Cal’s Cuonzo Martin, OSU’s Wayne Tinkle, and WSU’s Ernie Kent.

  3. LWash

    August 31, 2014

    Thanks for sharing the stats. It’s certainly represents how Sean Miller is trending at this point. What a coach! I see that it did not track conference champs only conference tournament champs. Also, I thought Sean has had more than two draft picks.

  4. Mike Goldthwaite

    August 31, 2014

    If, as a layman on the X’s and O’s and philosophical approaches of the game, ( which I am), I could pick one coach to learn from, and pick his brain, it would be Sean Miller. I think he’s got greater vision than even Calipari and Krzyzewski.

  5. Steve

    September 8, 2014

    Is winning percentage really a good gauge of coaching skill & building a program?
    Honestly, UCLA and Arizona will probably always be winning PAC-12 teams, but they have a lot of advantages. If they don’t make it to the Final Four and win national titles, those coaches aren’t getting the job done.
    On the other hand, look at how many coaches Oregon State has turned over. Seems like there is a new one every four years. Then you look at what Ralph Miller was able to achieve there and you see what a difference he truly made.

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