Hard to argue against Louisville’s Dan McDonnell. Took an almost northern, mid-major team to dominance in the ACC. Reloads almost every year.
It is pretty crazy what he's done. It feels like his case is hurt by not having a National Championship.
Chris Lemonis over at Mississippi State. Great coach who is really invested in this program. Did a great job when he was with Indiana as well. A guy who can get the Bulldogs to Omaha every year and thrives in the baseball-crazy SEC conference.
Consistency in the SEC is definitely impressive. Same with McDonnell, a National Championship would help his case a lot.
I agree totally. Last season with Jake Mangum, Ethan Small and Cole Gordon, I really though the Bulldogs had a chance to win it all.
They definitely had the talent last year, but it also takes a little luck. It will be interesting to see if they can bring enough talent in 2021 to make another run.
Gary Gilmore at Coastal, Checkers at UCSB, Gibson at Mercer, and Christiansin at Sac State are all good candidates
I am a big fan of Christiansen at Sac State. His level of consistency at a smaller school is something to be commended.
Definitely true, and his guys are always loose when I have seen them play
Some names that come to mind for me are Bakich, McDonnell, Lemonis, Tadlock, Corbin, Pollard, Mainieri, O'Sullivan, DVH, & Bianco. I'm sure there are a lot of good ones I'm not thinking of.
I would add Savage and Schlossnagle to the list as well.
@southernbirdhunter For sure, those are two other really great coaches.