Coaches With Most Final Four Appearances

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Mike Krzyzewski has the most Final Four appearances by a head coach with 13. In reaching the national semifinal in his final season, 2022, Coach K broke a tie with John Wooden, whose 12 appearances stood as the record for nearly 50 years.

Krzyzewski also leads all coaches for most NCAA Tournament wins.

Tom Izzo leads active coaches with nine Final Fours, four more than the next-closest coach, Jim Boeheim.

Coaches With Most Final Four Appearances

Final FoursCoachTeam(s)
13Mike KrzyzewskiDuke
12John WoodenUCLA
11Dean SmithNorth Carolina
9Roy WilliamsKansas (4), North Carolina (5)
8Tom IzzoMichigan State
6Denny CrumLouisville
6Adolph RuppKentucky
5Jim BoeheimSyracuse
5Bob KnightIndiana
5Guy LewisHouston
5Lute OlsonIowa (1), Arizona (4)
5Rick PitinoProvidence (1), Kentucky (3), Louisville (3)
4Jim CalhounUConn
4John CalipariUMass (1), Memphis (1), Kentucky (4)
4Billy DonovanFlorida
4Jack GardnerKansas State (2), Utah (2)
4Henry IbaOklahoma State
4Harold OlsenOhio State
4Bill SelfKansas
4Jerry TarkanianUNLV
4Fred TaylorOhio State
4Jay WrightVillanova
3Phog AllenKansas
3Forddy AndersonBradley (2), Michigan State (1)
3Vic BubasDuke
3Harry CombesIllinois
3Joe B. HallKentucky
3Ben HowlandUCLA
3Ed JuckerCincinnati
3Nolan RichardsonArkansas
3Eddie SuttonArkansas (1), Oklahoma State (2)
3John ThompsonGeorgetown
3Phil WoolpertSan Francisco

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