Tom Crean 2012

Tom Crean was hired in April, 2008 and has rebuilt one of the nation’s most storied college basketball programs from scratch as the Hoosiers finished the year ranked 13th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

  • 2012-2013 #1 Pre-Season Ranking
  • IU has been picked as the #1 team in the country in several 2012-2013 pre-season polls including USA Today, NBCSportss.com, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, and CNNSI.com
  • This past season, he guided IU to its sixth winningest season in school history with a 27-9 mark and a berth in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16
  • Named National Coach of the Year by ESPN.com and Big Ten Coach of the Year by The Sporting News
  • Led IU to a No. 7 and No. 8 national ranking in his fourth season and guided the Hoosiers to wins over the No. 1 (Kentucky), No. 2 (Ohio State), and No. 5 (Michigan State) teams this season, the first IU team to ever do so in the regular season. IU was ranked 16th and 17th in the regular season polls
  • Le IU to the largest turnaround among major college conferences with a 15 1/2 game improvement, tying or the best in Big Ten history
  • In the win over Kentucky, junior Christian Watford’s game winning three-pointer was named Geico Play of the Year
  • Saw freshman Cody Zeller earn AP All-American honors and had Watford earn All-South Region accolades at the NCAA Tournament. Zeller also earned All-District awards from the NABC and USBWA and was a second team All-Big Ten choice
  • Zeller was a finalist for the Waymon Tisdale Award (Freshman of the Year) and a nominee for the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Award
  • Watford, hunior Jordan Hulls and sophmore Victor Oladipo earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors and Oladipo was a member of the All-Defensive team
  • Saw IU lead the Big Ten in scoring, three-point field goal shooting, field goal percentage and finish second in free throw percentage. The Hoosiers were second in the nation in three-point percentage, fifth in overall shooting and 11th from the line
  • In 13 years as a head coach, he has seen all 39 seniors earn degrees, and had Matt Roth graduate from IU in three years and Tom Pritchard in 3 1/2
  • Since coming to Indiana, he and his staff recruited one of the tip 10 classes in the country for 2009, a top 15 class in 2011, and the No. 2 class in 2012
  • Averaged over 20 wins a season in nine years at Marquette and led the Golden Eagles to five NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 Final Four
  • Over his final seven seasons at Marquette, he compiled an aggregate record of 160-68 (.702)
  • He is a two-time recipient of the Ray Meyer Conference USA, NABC District XI and USBWA District V Coach of the Year awards, and in 2003 won the Coach Clair Bee Award as well as being named a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year Award
  • In his nine years with the Golden Eagles, Crean’s teams earned five NCAA Tournament bids, one more than the previous four Marquette coaches had in the 16 years prior to his arrival
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