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John Calipari now third on UK’s all-time wins list

With Kentucky’s win over Mississippi State, John Calipari moved up a spot on the all-time wins list for the program’s head coaches.

Calipari is now third with 264 wins while at Kentucky, trailing only Adolph Rupp with 876 wins and Joe B. Hall with 297. Tubby Smith dropped to fourth with Cal’s climb up.

Adolph Rupp 876-190
Joe B. Hall 297-100
John Calipari 264-58
Tubby Smith 263-83
Rick Pitino 219-50

Coach Cal can take over second place as soon as next season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for John Calipari now third on UK’s all-time wins list



  1. JLP
    12:02 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

    If my math is correct, winning percentage crown goes to Coach Cal:

    Rupp: 81.4%
    Hall: 75%
    Cal: 81.9%
    Smith: 76%
    Pitini: 81.4%



  2. JLP
    12:04 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

    Obviously typo: Pitino.

    I think, unfortunately, Cal’s % may drop slightly before this year is over.



    • Mathlete
      7:21 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

      But maybe go back up next year? The data set is incomplete until he someone else takes over the job



  3. CATandMONKEY
    12:30 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

    Probably better find a new coach.
    Sarcasm off.



  4. bbnZach
    12:54 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

    Coach Cal really is severely underrated. Higher winning % than K.



    • BigBlueNationDude
      2:43 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

      Hmmm. You give a guy an insane amount of nba talent every year for 9 seasons and tell me if they can win multiple titles. Id say yes. Cal sitting at 1



    • kenny
      7:18 am January 24, 2018 Permalink

      Hmm. You give “the greatest coach of all time” Kyrie Irving and tell me they’ll beat Lehigh. I’d say yes. K lost that game….. and mercer….. and South Carolina. With an insane amount of talent



  5. Look Out Fireworks
    1:25 pm January 24, 2018 Permalink

    It’s amazing there is only a 24 game difference between Cal & Tubby, considering how Tubby left after years of people complaining about his style and winning percentage.



  6. Blue Bill
    5:25 pm January 24, 2018 Permalink

    Tubby’s total includes 10 full years idiot.