The Pac-12 is surprisingly more stable for basketball coaches than other conferences. Let’s take a look a look at all 12 from worst to first.
Our 2022-23 Pac-12 Basketball Coach rankings.
12. Mark Fox – Cal
Heading into his 4th season leading Cal, Fox is looking for his first winning season.
11. Kyle Smith – Washington State
Maybe things are improving for Smith at WSU. They finished 5th in the conference last season after being near the bottom of conference standings his first two seasons.
10. Mike Hopkins – Washington
We thought he’d be near the top of this list after winning the conference regular season in just his second season leading Washington (2018-19)
9. Bobby Hurley – Arizona State
Things seemed to be well for ASU and Hurley in 2020, but the last two seasons show signs of regression.
8. Wayne Tinkle – Oregon State
Tinkle might be the hardest coach to rank. He followed an Elite Eight appearance in 2020-21 with a 3-28 season in 2021-22.
7. Tommy Lloyd – Arizona
Lloyd had an impressive first season at Arizona. He’ll move up these rankings quickly if he can sustain that level of success.
6. Jerod Haase – Stanford
Stanford is a tough school to win at and Haase has produced a better than .500 record (98-90)
5. Craig Smith – Utah
His first year at Utah wasn’t great (11-20), but he belongs in the top half of Pac-12 coach rankings. He’ll have Utah playing at a high level soon.
4. Tad Boyle – Colorado
Because Colorado hasn’t made much noise in the NCAA tournament, Boyle’s regular season success at Colorado is often overlooked.
3. Andy Enfield – USC
After a rough first two seasons at USC (23-41), Enfield has turned USC into a consistent winner.
2. Dana Altman – Oregon
It’s hard to believe this will be Altman’s 13th season leading the Ducks. He’s 300-125 over his first 12 seasons.
1. Mick Cronin – UCLA
Cronin seemed like an off fit at UCLA following a successful run at Cincinnati. But, he’s quickly elevated the Bruins in his three seasons.