The Illustrious Career of Coach K
Mike Krzyzewski, known affectionately as “Coach K” has achieved tremendous success as a college basketball head coach. Coach K is best-known for serving as head coach of the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team since 1981. He has won 983 games and counting in his thirty-nine year tenure at Duke, making him the college basketball’s all-time winningest men’s coach.
Achievements and Awards
Krzyzewski’s remarkable career is marked by numerous awards and accomplishments, including:
- Five National Championships – in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, and 2015.
- Twelve Final Fours
- Twelve ACC Championships
- Seven ACC Tournament Championships
- National Coach of the Year – in 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2001, and 2010.
- Naismith College Coach of the Year – in 1989, 1992, 1999, and 2001.
Career Wins Record
Krzyzewski currently has 983 career wins at Duke, making him the college basketball’s all-time winningest men’s coach. He is the only Division I men’s coach to have 1,000 wins with one program, and the second overall after former Connecticut Women’s Basketball coach Geno Auriemma.
Krzyzewski was instrumental in making Duke a powerhouse program in college basketball. His regular season and postseason success has left a lasting legacy on the Blue Devils program and college basketball as a whole.