The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball program has had many accomplished head coaches.
Ever since the 1945-46 season, no coach has stayed fewer than four seasons at Nevada or won fewer than 43 games. The Wolf Pack has played in six different conferences before joining the Mountain West this year and won regular season titles in five of them.
Eight of the last 10 Wolf Pack head coaches -- Jake Lawlor, Jack Spencer, Jim Carey, Sonny Allen, Pat Foster, Trent Johnson, Mark Fox and David Carter -- dating back to the end of World War II have all won 20 or more games in at least one season.
Three of the last six -- Sonny Allen, Trent Johnson and Mark Fox -- took the Wolf Pack to the NCAA Tournament. Two others during that stretch -- Pat Foster and David Carter -- took a team to the NIT. And another -- Len Stevens -- had winning seasons in five of his six Wolf Pack seasons.
The Wolf Pack basketball program hit the ground running. Thanks to coaches C.E. Holloway and Silas Ross, the Pack won 31 of the first 42 games of basketball it ever played from 1913-1918. It had just one losing season among its first nine seasons.
The Pack men's basketball program beat California and Stanford more times (four times, twice each) by 1917 than the football program has beaten those two schools (three times) to this day.
Who is the best Pack basketball coach ever?
These five stand out as the top five in school history . . .