Friday, May 24 2019

10/3/18 – Mike Krzyzewski, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Duke

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Mike Krzyzewski, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Duke University. Krzyzewski will enter the 2018-19 season with a 1,100-338 record in 43 years as a head coach, including a 1,027-279 mark in 38 seasons at Duke. From his first career win as head coach at Army on Nov. 28, 1975, to his 1,100th over Syracuse in the 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Krzyzewski has set the standard for winning in Division I men’s basketball.

Coach K became the Division I men’s career wins leader on Nov. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, moving past his former coach Bob Knight with his 903rd victory. His historic 1,000th career victory came against St. John’s at The World’s Most Famous Arena on Jan. 25, 2015, as he became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to achieve a four-figure win total.

The crown jewels of Krzyzewski’s tenure at Duke are the five NCAA championship banners that hang in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Coach K’s five national championships are the second-most in NCAA history, trailing only the 10 won by former UCLA coach John Wooden, and he is one of just two coaches since 1975 to lead a team to back-to-back national titles (1991 and 1992).

Krzyzewski and former Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun are the only coaches in NCAA history to win national championships in three different decades.


Mark Your Calendars

10/17/18 – “Hugo Germino Award” Presentation
11/7/18 – Special Guest Speaker
11/21/18 – Anne Keene, Author, “The Cloudbuster 9”

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