Don DeVoe

Don DeVoe (born December 31, 1941)

Teams Coached: Virginia Tech Hokies, Wyoming Cowboys, Tennessee Volunteers, Florida Gators, Navy Midshipmen
Virginia Tech record: 88-45 (.662)
Wyoming record: 29-25 (.537)
Tennessee record: 204-137 (.598)
Florida record: 7-21 (.250)
Navy record: 184-161 (.533)
Overall record: 512-389 (.568)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1992-2004 Navy
1989-1990 Florida (interim HC)
1978-1989 Tennessee
1976-1978 Wyoming
1971-1976 Virginia Tech
1965-1971 Army (asst)

Don DeVoe Facts

  • Donald Eugene DeVoe
  • Born December 31, 1941
  • Hometown: Sabina, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: The Ohio State University (BA, 1964)
  • Played for head coach Fred Taylor at Ohio State, going to the 1962 NCAA title game and winning two straight Big Ten titles
  • Started coaching in 1965 as an assistant at Army under former Buckeye teammate Bob Knight
  • Became the head coach at Virginia Tech in 1971, winning the 1973 NIT title and going to the NCAAT in 1976
  • After two years as the head coach at Wyoming, DeVoe was hired to take over the Tennessee program
    • Went to six NCAA Tournaments during his eleven-year tenure at UT, including each of his first five seasons
  • Retired from coaching in 1989 but soon after became the interim head coach at SEC rival Florida for one season (7-21)
  • Returned to coaching in 1992 as the head coach at Navy, a position he would hold until his final retirement in 2004
  • Has two daughters and one son; married to Ana

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