Denny Crum

Denny Crum (born March 2, 1937)

Teams coached: Louisville Cardinals
Louisville record: 675-295 (.696)
Overall record^: 675-295 (.696)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  2  (1980, 1986)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  23  (1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  16  (1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  6  (1972, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1973, 1976, 1985)
  • Metro Regular Season Champion:  12  (1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994)
  • Missouri Valley Regular Season Champion:  3  (1972, 1974, 1975)
  • Metro Tournament Champion:  11  (1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1980)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1971-2001 Louisville
1963-1971 UCLA (asst)
1959-1963 Los Angeles Pierce College
1958-1959 UCLA (freshmen)

Denny Crum Facts

  • Denzel Edwin Crum
  • Born March 2, 1937
  • Hometown: San Fernando, California
  • Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 1958)
  • Played for legendary coach John Wooden at UCLA 1956-58 and served as the Bruins’ freshmen coach 1958-59
  • First head coaching job was a four-year run at Los Angeles Pierce College (CA), where he had previously spent two years as a player before transferring to UCLA
  • Returned to UCLA as an assistant coach to Wooden for eight seasons, during which the Bruins won seven NCAA titles
  • Began his legendary 30-year tenure at Louisville in 1971, leading the Cardinals to the NCAA Final Four in two of his first four seasons at the helm
    • Hired by long-time Cardinals coach and athletic director Peck Hickman
    • Won two NCAA titles, went to six Final Fours, 16 Sweet Sixteens, 23 NCAA Tournaments and three NITs
    • Retired from coaching in 2001 on his 64th birthday
  • Paired up with former Kentucky head coach Joe B. Hall to co-host a radio show titled The Joe B. and Denny Show on up to 21 stations across the state of Kentucky from 2004 through 2014
  • Also worked with Team USA Basketball, coaching the team to a gold medal in the 1977 World University Games and a silver medal in the 1987 Pan American Games
  • Along with his wife, Susan, has one son, along with one daughter and one son from his first marriage

Denny Crum Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

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