Quick Facts

Born: February 13, 1947 Chicago, Ill.
High School: Weber High School Chicago, Ill.
College Career: Three-year letterman, Army, 1967-69
College Degree: B.S., U.S.M.A., June, 1969
College Honors: Team Captain, 1968-69
Second-Team All-NIT, 1969
North-South Game, 1969
Military Service: Army Officer, 1969-74
Resigned as Captain, 1974
Coaching Career: Head Coach Service Teams, 1969-72
Head Coach, United States Military Academy Prep School (Fort Belvoir, Va.), 1972-74
Graduate Assistant, Indiana University, 1974-75
Head Coach, United States Military Academy, 1975-80
Head Coach, Duke University, 1980-present
Head Coach , USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team 2006-2012
Coaching Honors NABC District II Coach of the Year, 1977
Metropolitan New York Basketball Writers Coach of the Year, 1977
Head Coach, National Sports Festival, 1983
National Association of Basketball Coaches District III Coach of the Year, 1984, 1992, 1994
ACC Coach of the Year, 1984, 1986, 1997, 1999, 2000
National Coach of the Year, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
U.S. Head Coach, World University Games, 1987
U.S. Head Coach, World Championships and Goodwill Games, 1990
U.S. Assistant Coach, Olympics, 1992
President, NABC, 1998-99
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, 2001
Named “America’s Best Coach” by Time/CNN, 2001
Clair Bee Coach of the Year, 2004
USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team, Head Coach 2006-2008
Coaching Record Career Record: 753-250 (31 years)
Duke Record: 680-191 (26 years)
NCAA Record: 68-19 (.782) (22 trips)
Championships NCAA – 1991, 1992, 2001
ACC Regular Season – 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006
ACC Tournament – 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
Family: Wife – Carol (Mickie) Marsh
Daughters – Debbie Savarino (35), Lindy Frasher (28), Jamie Spatola (24)
Grandsons – Joey Savarino (6) and Michael (4)