John Beilein is one of four Big Ten coaches to make ESPN’s Top 25 X’s and O’s college coaches. Beilein is was voted second in the country, behind Michigan State’s Tom Izzo.
We polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast and there was a clear separation at the top. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo was the runaway winner, with one of his Big Ten rivals finishing in second.
2. John Beilein, Michigan Wolverines (24)
Record: 415-260 (21 seasons)
NCAA tournament record: 13-8
“When John was in the Big East, he was going to run a cut and get his guy a jumper and live with the result. He has no fear of missing a jumper.” — Villanova coach Jay Wright