No college basketball coach in America has a wider Twitter reach than John Calipari. Coach Cal leads all coaches in followers with 1,244,546, over one million more than Tom Crean, the second-highest. In fact, Coach Cal has more Twitter followers than every head coach combined. COMBINED.
Run The Floor, a college basketball blog, ranked the top 191 coaches by Twitter followers. Have a look at the top 10:
1. Kentucky, John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari)… 1,244,546
2. Indiana, Tom Crean (@TomCrean)… 124,481
3. Florida, Billy Donovan (@UFCoachBillyD)… 95,743
4. Kansas, Bill Self (@CoachBillSelf)… 81,197
5. Nebraska, Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) 48,447
6. Tennessee, Cuonzo Martin (@CuonzoMartin) 37,261
7. South Carolina, Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) 34,375
8. West Virginia, Bob Huggins (@CoachHuggs) 27,287
9. NC State, Mark Gottfriend (@Mark_Gottfried) 26,451
10. Virginia Commonwealth, Shaka Smart (@coachsmartvcu) 25,582
The other 190 coaches combine for 1,229,668 followers.
You people are crazy.