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Illinois Fighting Illini Coaches

Location: Champaign, Illinois ▪ Colors: Orange & Blue
Record: 109 Years, 1708-927, .648 W-L%

Conferences: Big Ten and Western
Conference Champion: 17 Times (Reg. Seas.), 2 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 30 Years (40-31), 5 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Ranked in AP Poll: 16 Times (Preseason), 26 Times (Final), 443 Weeks (Total)

Record only includes games as head coach of Illinois.

17 Coaches

Rk Coach From To Yrs G W L W-L% CREG CTRN NCAA FF NC
1 Lou Henson 1976 1996 21 647 421 226 .651 1 0 12 1 0
2 Harry Combes 1948 1967 20 466 316 150 .678 4 0 4 3 0
3 Bruce Weber 2004 2012 9 311 210 101 .675 2 1 6 1 0
4 Douglas Mills 1937 1947 11 217 151 66 .696 3 0 1 0 0
5 Craig Ruby 1923 1936 14 243 148 95 .609 2 0
6 Harv Schmidt 1968 1974 7 166 89 77 .536 0 0 0 0 0
7 Ralph Jones 1913 1920 8 119 85 34 .714 2 0
8 Lon Kruger 1997 2000 4 129 81 48 .628 1 0 3 0 0
9 Bill Self 2001 2003 3 102 78 24 .765 2 1 3 0 0
10 John Groce 2013 2014 2 71 43 28 .606 0 0 1 0 0
11 Frank Winters 1921 1922 2 37 25 12 .676 0 0
12 Fletcher Lane 1908 1908 1 26 20 6 .769 0 0
13 Thomas Thompson 1911 1912 2 28 14 14 .500 0 0
14 Herb Juul 1909 1910 2 22 12 10 .545 0 0
15 Gene Bartow 1975 1975 1 26 8 18 .308 0 0 0 0 0
16 Elwood Brown 1906 1906 1 14 6 8 .429 0 0
17 Frank Pinckney 1907 1907 1 11 1 10 .091 0 0