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Lefty Driesell

Born: December 25, 1931
Alma Mater: Duke (1954)

Career Record (major schools): 41 Years, 786-394, .666 W-L%
Schools: Davidson (176-65), Maryland (348-159), James Madison (159-111) and Georgia State (103-59)

Conference Champion: 16 Times (Reg. Seas.), 6 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 13 Years (16-14), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Record includes games as coach of major schools, and does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Coaching Record

Season School Conf G W L W-L% SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final Notes
1960-61 Davidson Southern 23 9 14 .391 -10.40 -4.09
1961-62 Davidson Southern 25 14 11 .560 -11.01 -5.30
1962-63 Davidson Southern 27 20 7 .741 4.52 -2.08
1963-64 Davidson Southern 26 22 4 .846 13.58 -0.28 3 10 Reg. Season Champion
1964-65 Davidson Southern 26 24 2 .923 12.21 -2.06 4 4 6 Reg. Season Champion
1965-66 Davidson Southern 28 21 7 .750 7.86 -3.10 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1966-67 Davidson Southern 27 15 12 .556 -0.06 -3.69
1967-68 Davidson Southern 29 24 5 .828 9.24 -2.38 10 6 8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1968-69 Davidson Southern 30 27 3 .900 13.29 -0.21 6 2 5 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1969-70 Maryland ACC 26 13 13 .500 2.76 2.20
1970-71 Maryland ACC 26 14 12 .538 1.79 2.66
1971-72 Maryland ACC 32 27 5 .844 14.65 4.65 6 5 14 NIT Champ
1972-73 Maryland ACC 30 23 7 .767 17.12 4.71 3 2 8 NCAA Tournament
1973-74 Maryland ACC 28 23 5 .821 23.30 6.55 4 2 4
1974-75 Maryland ACC 29 24 5 .828 19.93 6.36 4 2 5 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1975-76 Maryland ACC 28 22 6 .786 18.22 5.93 3 2 11
1976-77 Maryland ACC 27 19 8 .704 10.44 6.22 8 8
1977-78 Maryland ACC 28 15 13 .536 9.10 6.39 14 12
1978-79 Maryland ACC 30 19 11 .633 10.73 8.25 17
1979-80 Maryland ACC 31 24 7 .774 14.62 7.42 7 8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1980-81 Maryland ACC 31 21 10 .677 13.70 7.93 4 4 18 NCAA Tournament
1981-82 Maryland ACC 29 16 13 .552 7.74 5.19
1982-83 Maryland ACC 30 20 10 .667 8.44 5.74 NCAA Tournament
1983-84 Maryland ACC 32 24 8 .750 14.92 8.55 8 5 11 NCAA Tournament; Tournament Champion
1984-85 Maryland ACC 37 25 12 .676 13.91 8.47 17 NCAA Tournament
1985-86 Maryland ACC 33 19 14 .576 15.08 11.05 19 17 NCAA Tournament
1988-89 James Madison CAA 30 16 14 .533 -2.99 -5.62
1989-90 James Madison CAA 31 20 11 .645 3.87 -1.97 Reg. Season Champion
1990-91 James Madison CAA 29 19 10 .655 3.30 -0.60 Reg. Season Champion
1991-92 James Madison CAA 32 21 11 .656 7.70 -1.55 Reg. Season Champion
1992-93 James Madison CAA 30 21 9 .700 9.37 0.27 Reg. Season Champion
1993-94 James Madison CAA 30 20 10 .667 2.20 -1.41 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1994-95 James Madison CAA 29 16 13 .552 -0.34 -3.62
1995-96 James Madison CAA 30 10 20 .333 -5.60 -0.13
1996-97 James Madison CAA 29 16 13 .552 -0.27 -0.77
1997-98 Georgia State A-Sun 28 16 12 .571 -5.40 -8.90 Reg. Season Champion
1998-99 Georgia State A-Sun 30 17 13 .567 -4.40 -7.57
1999-00 Georgia State A-Sun 29 17 12 .586 -2.76 -6.10 Reg. Season Champion
2000-01 Georgia State A-Sun 34 29 5 .853 5.25 -3.72 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
2001-02 Georgia State A-Sun 31 20 11 .645 -0.80 -4.43 Reg. Season Champion
2002-03 Georgia State A-Sun 10 4 6 .400 -6.10 -5.85
Career Overall 1180 786 394 .666 6.31 0.81
Davidson 241 176 65 .730 4.36 -2.58
Maryland 507 348 159 .686 12.73 6.37
James Madison 270 159 111 .589 1.92 -1.71
Georgia State 162 103 59 .636 -2.37 -6.09

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Consensus All-Americans
Len Bias (1985-1986)
Len Elmore (1974)
Albert King (1980)
John Lucas (1975-1976)
Tom McMillen (1973)

Games
1967-68 Davidson 29 (#7)
1968-69 Davidson 30 (#3)
1971-72 Maryland 32 (#2)
1972-73 Maryland 30 (#4)
1984-85 Maryland 37 (#2)
Career 1180 (#6)

Wins
1964-65 Davidson 24 (#3)
1967-68 Davidson 24 (#4)
1968-69 Davidson 27 (#2)
1971-72 Maryland 27 (#3)
1972-73 Maryland 23 (#10)
1973-74 Maryland 23 (#10)
1974-75 Maryland 24 (#7)
2000-01 Georgia State 29 (#3)
Career 786 (#8)

Losses
Career 394 (#14)

Win-Loss Percentage
1963-64 Davidson .846 (#5)
1964-65 Davidson .923 (#2)
1967-68 Davidson .828 (#7)
1968-69 Davidson .900 (#4)
1971-72 Maryland .844 (#10)
2000-01 Georgia State .853 (#3)