Michael William Krzyzewski
Class of 1969
Head Coach (1975-80)
A 1969 West Point graduate, Mike Krzyzewski left his mark on the banks of the Hudson first as a player and later as the men's basketball head coach. A team captain his senior season, Krzyzewski earned three letters while helping the squad to two trips to the National Invitational Tournament. He took over as head coach in 1975 and posted a 73-59 mark during his five-year tenure. Among the highlights of his time on the West Point sidelines was a trip to the NIT in 1978, Army's most recent berth in that prestigious postseason tournament.
Krzyzewski departed Army for the head coaching position at Duke in 1980 where he has become one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history. He has led the Blue Devils to three national championships (1991, 1992 and 2001) and was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame after winning his third national championship in 2001. He recently won his 800th career game and also led the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Games. Krzyzewski's most recent book, The Gold Standard, chronicles his journey with Team USA.