John Calipari


Born: Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA


John Vincent Calipari (born February 10, 1959) is an American basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky mens team, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.He was previously the head coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1988 to 1996, the NBAs New Jersey Nets from 1996 to 1999 and the University of Memphis from 2000 to 2009, and was the head coach of the Dominican Republic national team in 2011 and 2012.Calipari has coached Kentucky to four Final Fours, in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. He also led UMass and Memphis to the Final Four in 1996 and 2008 respectively; those appearances were later vacated, although Calipari was not personally implicated by the NCAA in either case. As a college coach, Calipari has 21 20-win seasons, eight 30-win seasons, and three 35-win seasons.

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