27. Mark Turgeon — Maryland
Turgeon doesn’t get much in the way of notoriety or credit. We aren’t quite sure why when delving into his background as a coach. Turgeon notched a .708 winning percentage (and four tournament appearances) whilst at Texas A&M. Making the move to Maryland, Turgeon has led the Terrapins to four seasons with at least 20 wins (including one Sweet 16 appearance). In total, his career .635 winning percentage is quite impressive.
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26. Matt Painter — Purdue
Purdue has one of the most rock-solid basketball programs in the country. There’s something to be said about a coach that can consistently have their basketball program in the thick of things on an annual basis. Matt Painter is such a coach. Since 2005, Painter has taken Purdue to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances. This also includes four Sweet 16 runs and 11 seasons with 20+ wins. While not a household name, Painter should surely be recognized as an elite coach.
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