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Driesell coaching highlights

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The Lefty File
Lefty Driesell
Lefty Driesell
Name: Charles G. "Lefty" Driesell
Born: Dec. 25, 1931, Norfolk, Va. | Age: 71
Schools Coached: Davidson (1960-69); Maryland (1969-86); James Madison (1988-97); Georgia State (1997-2003).
NCAA Milestones: Ranks fourth all-time with 786 career wins; 22 seasons of 20 or more wins; Only coach to win 100 games at four different schools; Shares NCAA record of taking four different schools to NCAA Tournament; Has won conference coach of the year in four different leagues; Coached teams to four different conference tournament titles.
Hall of Fames: Inducted into University of Maryland, Duke University, State of Virginia, Davidson University and Granby High School hall of fames.

Coaching History
Season School W-L Pct. Postseason
60-61 Davidson 9-14 .391

61-62 Davidson 14-11 .560

62-63 Davidson 20-7 .741

63-64 Davidson 22-4 .846

64-65 Davidson 24-2 .923

65-66 Davidson 21-7 .750 Advanced to Sweet 16 of NCAAs
66-67 Davidson 15-12 .556

67-68 Davidson 24-5 .828 Advanced to Elite Eight of NCAAs
68-69 Davidson 27-3 .900 Advanced to Elite Eight of NCAAs
Overall 9 Seasons 176-65 .730 Five Top 20 teams; Winningest coach in Davidson history; teams went 5-3 in postseason, reaching three NCAA Tournaments
69-70 Maryland 13-13 .500

70-71 Maryland 14-12 .538

71-72 Maryland 27-5 .844 NIT Champions
72-73 Maryland 23-7 .767 Advanced to Elite Eight of NCAAs
73-74 Maryland 23-5 .821

74-75 Maryland 24-5 .828 Advanced to Elite Eight of NCAAs
75-76 Maryland 22-6 .786

76-77 Maryland 19-8 .704

77-78 Maryland 15-13 .536

78-79 Maryland 19-11 .633 Advanced to second round of NIT
79-80 Maryland 24-7 .774 Advanced to Sweet 16 of NCAAs
80-81 Maryland 21-10 .677 Advanced to second round of NCAAs
81-82 Maryland 16-13 .552 Advanced to second round of NIT
82-83 Maryland 20-10 .667 Advanced to second round of NCAAs
83-84 Maryland 24-8 .750 Advanced to Sweet 16 of NCAAs
84-85 Maryland 25-12 .676 Advanced to Sweet 16 of NCAAs
85-86 Maryland 19-14 .576 Advanced to second round of NCAAs
Overall (17 Seasons) 348-159 .686 Eight top-20 teams; Winningest coach in Maryland history; teams went 16-10 in postseason, 10-8 in NCAAs and 6-2 in NIT.
88-89 James Madison 16-14 .533

89-90 James Madison 20-11 .645 Lost in first round of NIT
90-91 James Madison 19-10 .655 Lost in first round of NIT
91-92 James Madison 21-11 .656 Lost in first round of NIT
92-93 James Madison 21-9 .700 Lost in first round of NIT
93-94 James Madison 20-10 .667 Lost in first round of NCAAs
94-95 James Madison 16-13 .552

95-96 James Madison 10-20 .333

96-97 James Madison 16-13 .542

Overall (8 Seasons) 159-111 .593 Twice named conference coach of the year; teams reached the postseason in four seasons.
97-98 Georgia State 16-12 .571

98-99 Georgia State 17-13 .567

99-00 Georgia State 17-12 .586

00-01 Georgia State 29-5 .853 Advanced to second round of NCAAs
01-02 Georgia State 20-11 .645 Lost in first round of NIT
02-03 Georgia State 4-6 .400

Overall (5-plus Seasons) 103-59 .636 Conference coach of the year in 2001-02; second-winningest coach in GSU history; teams went 1-1 in the NCAAs and reached the postseason three times.
CAREER (41 Seasons) 786-394 .666 Fourth all time in career wins; 22 seasons of 20 or more wins; 13 trips to the NCAA Tournament and eight NIT appearances; overall record of 22-20 in the postseason; went to eight straight postseasons at Maryland; went to five straight postseasons at James Madison.





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