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Lute Olson

Born: September 22, 1934
Alma Mater: Augsburg (1956)

Career Record (major schools): 34 Years, 776-285, .731 W-L%
Schools: Long Beach State (24-2), Iowa (165-93) and Arizona (587-190)

Conference Champion: 13 Times (Reg. Seas.), 4 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 28 Years (46-28), 5 Final Fours, 1 Championship
NCAA Champion: 1997

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
1973-74 Long Beach State PCAA 26 24 2 .923 17.81 -0.14 12 9 10 Reg. Season Champion
1974-75 Iowa Big Ten 26 10 16 .385 -0.32 7.29
1975-76 Iowa Big Ten 29 19 10 .655 8.48 6.96
1976-77 Iowa Big Ten 27 18 9 .667 10.50 5.39 Overall W-L adjusted to 20-7
1977-78 Iowa Big Ten 27 12 15 .444 5.83 5.75
1978-79 Iowa Big Ten 28 20 8 .714 17.60 7.79 11 20 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1979-80 Iowa Big Ten 33 23 10 .697 17.57 10.91 10 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
1980-81 Iowa Big Ten 28 21 7 .750 18.02 8.05 14 8 13 NCAA Tournament
1981-82 Iowa Big Ten 29 21 8 .724 12.01 5.04 9 5 16 NCAA Tournament
1982-83 Iowa Big Ten 31 21 10 .677 15.27 7.85 11 7 NCAA Tournament
1983-84 Arizona Pac-10 28 11 17 .393 3.55 4.21
1984-85 Arizona Pac-10 31 21 10 .677 11.05 4.44 19 NCAA Tournament
1985-86 Arizona Pac-10 32 23 9 .719 9.75 4.15 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1986-87 Arizona Pac-10 30 18 12 .600 13.49 6.63 19 19 NCAA Tournament
1987-88 Arizona Pac-10 38 35 3 .921 28.95 8.45 17 1 2 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion; NCAA FF
1988-89 Arizona Pac-10 33 29 4 .879 27.93 10.26 11 1 1 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1989-90 Arizona Pac-10 32 25 7 .781 21.04 9.04 6 2 14 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1990-91 Arizona Pac-10 35 28 7 .800 23.83 9.69 3 2 8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1991-92 Arizona Pac-10 31 24 7 .774 24.15 8.18 5 2 10 NCAA Tournament
1992-93 Arizona Pac-10 28 24 4 .857 20.50 8.28 10 3 5 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1993-94 Arizona Pac-10 35 29 6 .829 23.70 8.84 18 6 9 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
1994-95 Arizona Pac-10 31 23 8 .742 19.13 10.40 5 5 15 NCAA Tournament; Overall W-L adjusted to 24-7
1995-96 Arizona Pac-10 33 26 7 .788 18.14 8.42 3 11 NCAA Tournament; Overall W-L adjusted to 27-6
1996-97 Arizona Pac-10 34 25 9 .735 21.60 10.98 19 6 15 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF; NCAA Champion
1997-98 Arizona Pac-10 35 30 5 .857 24.58 8.38 1 1 4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1998-99 Arizona Pac-10 29 22 7 .759 15.28 8.31 18 6 12 NCAA Tournament; Overall W-L adjusted to 22-6
1999-00 Arizona Pac-10 34 27 7 .794 18.97 9.70 9 2 4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2000-01 Arizona Pac-10 31 25 6 .806 26.84 12.56 1 1 5 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
2001-02 Arizona Pac-10 34 24 10 .706 16.93 12.49 4 7 NCAA Tournament; Tournament Champion
2002-03 Arizona Pac-10 32 28 4 .875 23.42 8.95 1 1 2 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2003-04 Arizona Pac-10 30 20 10 .667 15.30 6.63 4 3 22 NCAA Tournament
2004-05 Arizona Pac-10 37 30 7 .811 18.00 8.03 10 8 9 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2005-06 Arizona Pac-10 33 20 13 .606 15.12 10.09 10 9 NCAA Tournament
2006-07 Arizona Pac-10 31 20 11 .645 16.24 10.76 10 7 NCAA Tournament
Career Overall 1061 776 285 .731 17.07 8.02
Long Beach State 26 24 2 .923 17.81 -0.14
Iowa 258 165 93 .640 11.66 7.23
Arizona 777 587 190 .755 19.06 8.66

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Consensus All-Americans
Mike Bibby (1998)
Sean Elliott (1988-1989)
Jason Gardner (2003)
Khalid Reeves (1994)
Miles Simon (1998)
Damon Stoudamire (1995)
Salim Stoudamire (2005)
Jason Terry (1999)

Games
1979-80 Iowa 33 (#8)
1987-88 Arizona 38 (#2)
1990-91 Arizona 35 (#3)
1993-94 Arizona 35 (#2)
1996-97 Arizona 34 (#10)
1997-98 Arizona 35 (#7)
2004-05 Arizona 37 (#4)
Career 1061 (#15)

Wins
1973-74 Long Beach State 24 (#8)
1987-88 Arizona 35 (#1)
1988-89 Arizona 29 (#5)
1990-91 Arizona 28 (#7)
1993-94 Arizona 29 (#2)
1996-97 Arizona 25 (#10)
1997-98 Arizona 30 (#6)
1999-00 Arizona 27 (#9)
2002-03 Arizona 28 (#5)
2004-05 Arizona 30 (#4)
Career 776 (#10)

Win-Loss Percentage
1973-74 Long Beach State .923 (#3)
1987-88 Arizona .921 (#2)
1988-89 Arizona .879 (#2)
1992-93 Arizona .857 (#6)
1993-94 Arizona .829 (#8)
1997-98 Arizona .857 (#9)
2002-03 Arizona .875 (#2)
Career .731 (#37)