Some top tier coaching has recently retired, so there is a new crop leading this conference’s rankings.
Our 2022-23 ACC Basketball Coach rankings.
15. Earl Grant – Boston College
Grant finished 11th in the conference in his first season at BC.
14. Jeff Capel – Pittsburgh
Heading into his 5th try, Capel is still looking for his first winning season at Pitt.
13. Josh Pastner – Georgia Tech
It was rough last season for Pastner and Georgia Tech that put him under .500 for his career leading the Yellow Jackets.
12. Kevin Keatts – NC State
Last season was Keatts’ first losing season at NC State. Is it a trend or a blip?
11. Kenny Payne – Louisville
Payne has had an impressive assistant coaching career. We’ll see how that translates to his head coaching career.
10. Jon Scheyer – Duke
This is going to be a short leash for Scheyer following Mike Krzyzewski’ at Duke.
9. Brad Brownell – Clemson
Brownell has been at Clemson for 12 season and middle-of-the-pack in the ACC is the expectation.
8. Mike Young – Virginia Tech
Young has lead Virginia Tech to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons.
7. Steve Forbes – Wake Forest
Forbes lead Wake Forest to 25-10 last season and probably should have been an NCAA tournament team.
6. Jim Larrañaga – Miami
Maybe Larranaga has one more run in him after an Elite Eight appearance last season.
5. Leonard Hamilton – Florida State
If these rankings were based on looking much younger than your age, the 74 year old Hamilton would top this list. He’s been a consistent winner at FSU.
4. Hubert Davis – North Carolina
It can’t be easy taking over for a legend. Davis aced his first test with national championship game appearance in season number one.
3. Jim Boeheim – Syracuse
It’s been a hall of fame career, but Boeheim hasn’t finished higher than 6th in the conference since the 2013-14 season.
2. Tony Bennett – Virginia
There aren’t many schools in the country that wouldn’t trade their current coach for Tony Bennett.
1. Mike Brey – Notre Dame
Notre Dame isn’t an easy school to recruit basketball talent, yet Brey has consistently produced teams competing for ACC Championships for over 20 seasons.