Deans of Coaches: Longest Tenures in DI Leagues Range From 5 to 34 Years

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski are among the list of only seven coaches who have been in the same conference the last 20 years. There has been so much coaching turnover and league realignment that the the dean of coaches in the C-USA is Ben Braun, who is entering just his fifth campaign with Rice.

Buffalo's Reggie Witherspoon is the new dean of coaches in the Mid-American Conference after Charlie Coles retired at Miami (OH). Following are the active coaches with the longest tenures in their present Division I conference:

Coach School Years in Conference
Jim Boeheim Syracuse 34 in Big East
Mike Krzyzewski Duke 33 in Atlantic Coast
Fang Mitchell Coppin State 27 in Mid-Eastern Athletic
Bob Thomason Pacific 25 in Big West
Dave Loos Austin Peay 21 in Ohio Valley
Billy Donovan Florida 21 in SEC
Bob McKillop Davidson 20 in Southern
Phil Martelli Saint Joseph's 18 in Atlantic 10
Mike McConathy Northwestern State 18 in Southland
Ronnie Arrow South Alabama 18 in Sun Belt
Tom Izzo Michigan State 17 in Big Ten
Fran O'Hanlon Lafayette 17 in Patriot League
Howie Dickenman Central Connecticut State 16 in Northeast
Eddie Biedenbach UNC Asheville 15 in Big South
Joe Mihalich Niagara 15 in MAAC
Lorenzo Romar Washington 15 in Pac-12
Rick Barnes Texas 14 in Big 12
James Jones Yale 14 in Ivy League
Reggie Witherspoon Buffalo 14 in Mid-American
Greg Kampe Oakland 14 in Summit League
Steve Fisher San Diego State 13 in Mountain West
Mark Few Gonzaga 13 in West Coast
Will Brown Albany 12 in America East
Bruiser Flint Drexel 12 in CAA
Blaine Taylor Old Dominion 12 in CAA
Scott Sanderson Lipscomb 10 in Atlantic Sun
Tevester Anderson Jackson State 10 in SWAC
Barry Hinson* Southern Illinois nine in Missouri Valley
Rob Jeter Milwaukee eight in Horizon League
Stew Morrill Utah State eight in Western Athletic
George Nessman San Jose State eight in Western Athletic
Brad Huse Montana State seven in Big Sky
Randy Rahe Weber State seven in Big Sky
Wayne Tinkle Montana seven in Big Sky
Ben Braun Rice five in C-USA

*Hinson's first nine seasons in MVC were with Missouri State.