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7 Coaching Greats Who’ve Never Made a Final Four

Jamie Dixon, Mark Few, Lorenzo Romar
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In the minds of many college basketball fans, reaching a Final Four is the true measure of being a good coach. But for every Mike Krzyzewski there’s a John Chaney — a coach who never made the Final Four, despite years of success.

Bo Ryan is taking Wisconsin to the Final Four — it’s his first trip after more than 700 career victories, meaning he no longer has that cloud hanging over his head. That’s a feat some of his colleagues in the field would like to duplicate sooner than later.

Here’s a look at seven active coaches who you may not realize haven’t made a Final Four in their career.

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