With the offseason in a pretty stagnant period, it’s time to take inventory of what we have in college basketball. Specifically, let’s take a look at the best coaches at the midmajor level. For the sake of argument, we’re removing Gonzaga and Mark Few from this since he’d easily be ranked number one and Gonzaga has eclipsed that midmajor label.
It was once considered tough to get any attention as a college hoops coach outside the power conferences. Just because they’re working in comparative obscurity, though, doesn’t mean that the ranks of the mid-major coaches don’t include some outstanding basketball minds, something people around the country are starting to notice.
We saw two top jobs in the country filled by midmajor coaches when Shaka Smart went to Texas and Michael White went to Florida.
So, who are the top five coaches outside of the power conferences? We have them right here for you, and as always if you disagree leave your rankings in the comment section or on Twitter @uklefty22
Honorable mention: Bob McKillop (Davidson), Randy Bennett (St. Mary’s), Rick Byrd (Belmont) Andy Toole (Robert Morris)