Mike W. Krzyzewski

Retired Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Mike Krzyzewski – a Naismith Hall of Fame inductee, five-time national championship head coach at Duke University and winner of six gold medals as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National team – built an unrivaled coaching dynasty in his 47 seasons that spanned both Duke and his alma mater, Army West Point.

No coach in Division I men’s basketball history has won more games than Coach K’s 1,202. Retiring from coaching following his NCAA record 13th Final Four appearance in 2021, Coach K led Duke to an NCAA-best 36 NCAA Tournament appearances and won a record 15 ACC Tournament titles. In January 2015, Krzyzewski become the first Division I men’s basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins.

Krzyzewski remains one of the prominent members of the V Foundation for Cancer Research family as he and Jim Valvano became close during Valvano’s battle with cancer. A member of the V Foundation Board of Directors since the Foundation’s 1993 inception, Krzyzewski has been at the forefront in the fight against cancer. He served as an Honorary Chairman of the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic for the event’s first nine years, while the Krzyzewski family has also hosted the V Foundation Wine Celebration in Napa Valley.

In addition to his work with the V Foundation, Krzyzewski is Chairman of The Emily K Center, a community center named for his mother in Durham, N.C. He has served as Chairman of the Duke Children’s Miracle Network Telethon and participated in the Duke Children’s Classic. In 2000, Krzyzewski was the first recipient of the GTE Reads with the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Literacy Champion Award.

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