Jan. 28, 2013
Three Atlantic 10 men's basketball coaches have been featured in a feature story by Forbes Magazine, listing them as the best value for the money. St. Bonaventure's Mark Schmidt (1), Temple's Fran Dunphy (2) and Chris Mack (7) of Xavier all made the top 10 in Forbes' best value list. An excerpt of the story is featured below with a link to the full article.
Best College Basketball Coaches For The Money
Who is the best college basketball coach in the country for the money? The calculations have been made and the results might surprise you. If you thought it might be a legend like Duke's Mike Krzyzewski or an upstart newcomer like Butler's boy wonder coach Brad Stevens, guess again, because they didn't even make the list. In fact, when it comes to a school's return on investment in basketball, #1 on our lists of the best college basketball coaches for the money are taken by Saint Bonaventure's Mark Schmidt (High-Majors) and South Dakota State's Scott Nagy (Mid-Major).
Schmidt helped lead the Saint Bonaventure Bonnie's to the Atlantic-10 Tournament title and and an appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2012, something that may not stack up to the resumes of legends Roy Williams of North Carolina (#10) and John Beilien of Michigan (#15), but extraordinarily impressive considering his budget was less than half his conference brethren, Chris Mack of Xavier (#7). In fact, our list of the best High-Major coaches for the money is a veritable array of coaches including veterans such as: San Diego State's Steve Fisher (#3), Wisconsin's Bo Ryan (#18), and California's Mike Montgomery (#13) as well as young guns like Purdue's Matt Painter (#12), Baylor's Scott Drew (#19), and Arizona`s Sean Miller (#20). READ FULL STORY