Coach Beilein 799 wins

Submitted by Boom Goes the … on April 1st, 2018 at 3:16 AM
799 career wins counting the 75 at Erie community college. Here's hoping 800 is extra special. Congrats to him and the team what a season


rob f

April 1st, 2018 at 4:53 AM ^

there can be no doubt Coach Beilein has gotten to this point by doing things by the rules rather than by ignoring or breaking the rules.

Based on this criteria alone, Beilein deserves to win and deserves the accolades that would follow. And though Villanova appears to be a team without a weakness, I have little doubt that Coach and his staff will find some flaws to exploit and will have the players ready to do just that. But this is the case only because of Beilein's leadership and coaching and preparation over the entire long season and really, the culmination over many years of toiling and tooling, trial and error, success and heartbreak.

What more fitting now, I ask, than to finally tie a bow on it all by ending the season with a championship, a trophy for not just Coach Beilein but for The Team, The Team, The Team, past present and future, for the players on the court Monday for buying in to what Coach Beilein is preaching, and for the entire program for the long winding road it has taken since the'89 National Championship.

And to make it win #800 to reward the best Coach in College Basketball just seems so fitting, so just.

One win, one ring, one net, one trophy. For the one coach MOST deserving.

Indy Pete - Go Blue

April 1st, 2018 at 7:00 AM ^

Wining against a Villanova juggernaut as a 7 point underdog would be the best cherry on top anyone could imagine. He is friends with Jay Wright, and there is a lot of respect between the two. Disney could not write a better script for this team. Win or lose, Coach B and this team are special. Let’s go get the storybook ending!


April 1st, 2018 at 7:31 AM ^

Just such a class act.  Self-deprecating.  Clearly loves the kids and the University.  Win it for Coach.  Love to see him hoist the trophy and soak in the well-deserved praise.


April 1st, 2018 at 9:37 AM ^

As a coach, Beilein is a model for what teachers should do.

As a teacher, Beilein is a model for what coaches should do.


April 1st, 2018 at 10:07 AM ^

Les Mis tunes and basketball rhymes are going through my head; I need to write 'em down so they'll stop.  So,

One game more:

A final game, a date with destiny,

One more display of coaching wizardry.

Our foes in prior games did fall

And now we look to win it all,

One game more.


Raise now a tribute to coach B: 

This magic run to be completed.

Tomorrow night perchance we’ll see

The final foe will be defeated . . . .


April 1st, 2018 at 11:50 AM ^

What a cherry on top that would be to win the National Championship, and at the same time, get Coach Beilein his 800th win! He deserves it, and so does the entire team and staff!