The Head Coaches of the ‘Sweet 16’ of March Madness

Head Coaches
As noted in a recent entry, the NCAA’s annual men’s basketball championship tournament — or, if you prefer (as most do), March Madness — has been underway for a little while now.

As of this writing, the tournament finds itself with only 16 teams remaining; or, as the parlance goes, the “Sweet 16.”

We can’t compare the teams’ respective abilities on the court, nor can we compare the academic qualities of the assorted colleges involved. What we can and will do, though, is take the head coaches of each of these oh-so “sweet” remaining teams and put them through their PeekScore paces; comparing their respective digital footprints, and assessing their various impacts and degrees of influence here in the Internet’s ether.

Many of these coaches have personal websites, some have a social networking presence, and nearly all — particularly lately, for obvious reasons — receive a fair amount of press. As such, even the lowest of their scores is respectable. There are, however, clear victors; although we have no idea to what extent these results will be reflected in the tournament’s outcome. We would place no bets based on this list, were we you, and you do so assuming your own risk.

Clicking the items on the below list will lead you to the corresponding coach’s PeekYou profile, from where you’ll be led to social pages, school pages, stats pages, videos, photos, and more of the best of what the Web holds of a life and career.

Rank Picture Name Served PeekScore

Roy Williams University of North Carolina Tar Heels 8.63 / 10.00

John Calipari Kentucky Wildcats 8.27 / 10.00

Rick Pitino University of Louisville Cardinals 8.10 / 10.00

Tom Izzo Michigan State Spartans 8.07 / 10.00

Sean Miller Arizona Wildcats 7.76 / 10.00

Bo Ryan University of Wisconsin Badgers 7.58 / 10.00

Chris Mack Xavier Musketeers 7.33 / 10.00

Mark Gottfried North Carolina State Wolfpack 7.32 / 10.00

Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils 7.28 / 10.00

Mark Few Gonzaga Bulldogs 7.28 / 10.00

Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers 7.21 / 10.00

Mike Brey Notre Dame Fighting Irish 7.19 / 10.00

Steve Alford UCLA Bruins 7.18 / 10.00

Gregg Marshall Wichita State Shockers 7.11 / 10.00

Lon Kruger Oklahoma Sooners 7.08 / 10.00

Larry Krystkowiak Utah Utes 7.05 / 10.00