Which College Basketball Coach had the Most Losses During Their Career?

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The College Basketball Coach With the Most Losses During Their Career

The Ten College Basketball Coaches With the Most Losses

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There have been plenty of coaches with lots of wins, but along with coaching a lot of games usually comes plenty of losses. Let’s take a look at ten coaches with the most losses during their coaching career. Check back all season long for a free pick on every college basketball game at Sports Chat Place

10 Lon Kruger -421 Losses

Lon Kruger’s first season was all the way back in 1982-83 when he was in charge of Texas Rio Grand Valley. 

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9.Jim Larranaga -422 Losses

Jim Larranaga has won 632 wins so far during his career, and with that winning has also come plenty of games lost. 

8.Nick Mararchuk -428 Losses

Nick Marachuk was always in charge of mid-major programs, with his first season coming all the way back to 1977-78. 

6.Jim Barron -430 Losses

Jim Barron during his career was never considered an elite coach, but he kept jobs long enough to have plenty of losses. In four seasons during his career, he had at least 20 losses. 

6.Hugh Durham -430 Losses

Hugh Durham led Georgia and Florida State to plenty of success. He finished his time in Georgia with a 298-216 record. 

5.Leonard Hamilton -431 Losses

Leonard Hamilton has helped raise the level of basketball at Florida State. Over the last two seasons, Hamilton had only 13 losses total. 

4.Frankie Allen -433 Losses

Frankie Allen never found a lot of success during his coaching career. His best win percentage was .479 in Virginia Tech. 

3.Bill Herrion -435 Losses

Bill Herrion found a lot of success with Drexel at his first coaching stop, but after that, there wasn’t much success. At New Hampshire, he finished with a 187-266 record. 

2.Pat Kennedy -455 Losses

Pat Kennedy had five different stops during his coaching career. At Towson, he finished with 71 wins and 144 losses. 

1.Cliff Ellis -519 Losses

Cliff Ellis had four different stops during his coaching career and he had actually winning season at each stop. Since 2007, Ellis has been the head coach of Coastal Carolina. 

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