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The 191 most followed college basketball coaches on Twitter

Last year, Chris Burrows put together a list for Run the Floor of the most followed college basketball coaches. He attempted to use every method possible for selecting the most verified account for all ~345 Division-I head coaches using a combination of Google searches and Twitter User searches. He was able to locate 189 accounts for head basketball coaches, most of which were active.

This year I deleted a few from his list, and added several more. Currently the list is at 191 coaches.

There are still plenty of oddities. There is an account for Coach K, though it has never been used. Still, with over 2,000 followers – many of whom are Duke bloggers – if the account ever does send a tweet you can be sure it won't happen quietly.

The biggest account is Coach Calipari, with 1,244,546 followers at the time of publishing. The other 190 coaches combine for 1,229,668 followers. But overall, the effect of Twitter is growing. Last year 22 coaches had more than 10,000 followers. Now that number is at 36.

You can follow coaches individually, or just go here and click 'subscribe' to follow the entire list.

Please email me at the 'contact' link above if you see a handle that is missing or is incorrect. This was a pretty huge undertaking, so there are no doubt some errors.

1 Kentucky John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari 1,244,546
2 Indiana Tom Crean @TomCrean 124,481
3 Florida Billy Donovan @UFCoachBillyD 95,743
4 Kansas Bill Self @CoachBillSelf 81,197
5 Nebraska Tim Miles @CoachMiles 48,447
6 Tennessee Cuonzo Martin @CuonzoMartin 37,261
7 South Carolina Frank Martin @FrankMartin_SC 34,375
8 West Virginia Bob Huggins @CoachHuggs 27,287
9 NC State Mark Gottfriend @Mark_Gottfried 26,451
10 Virginia Commonwealth Shaka Smart @coachsmartvcu 25,582
11 Northwestern Chris Collins @coach_collins 25,349
12 Michigan John Beilein @JohnBeilein 24,700
13 Iowa State Fred Hoiberg @ISUMayor32 22,846
14 Central Michigan Keno Davis @CoachKenoDavis 21,971
15 Arkansas Mike Anderson @MikeAndersonUA 21,901
16 Minnesota Richard Pitino @MNCoachPitino 19,346
17 Kansas State Bruce Weber @coachbruceweber 19,233
18 Arizona Sean Miller @UACoachMiller 17,872
19 Xavier Chris Mack @CoachChrisMack 17,735
20 Buffalo Bobby Hurley @BobbyHurley11 15,320
21 Missouri Frank Haith @FrankHaithMU 15,021
22 Maryland Mark Turgeon @CoachTurgeon 14,715
23 Marquette Buzz Williams @TeamCoachBuzz 14,639
24 Villanova Jay Wright @VUCoachJWright 14,090
25 Illinois John Groce @JohnGroce 13,831
26 Texas Tech Tubby Smith @CoachTubbySmith 13,748
27 Georgia Mark Fox @coachmarkfox 13,618
28 Mississippi State Rick Ray @RickRay1 12,779
29 Notre Dame Mike Brey @NDMikeBrey 12,469
30 Cincinnati Mick Cronin @CoachCroninUC 12,368
31 Oklahoma Lon Kruger @LonKruger 12,181
32 Creighton Greg McDermott @cucoachmac 12,155
33 Penn State Pat Chambers @Coach_Chambers 11,388
34 Tulsa Danny Manning @CoachDManning 10,865
35 St. John's Steve Lavin @STJCoachLavin 10,111
36 Baylor Scott Drew @BUDREW 10,023
37 Miami Jim Larranaga @CanesCoachL 9,385
38 Washington Lorenzo Romar @CoachRomar 9,221
39 Auburn Tony Barbee @CoachTonyBarbee 9,201
40 Pittsburgh Jamie Dixon @CoachDixon 8,662
41 Texas A&M Billy Kennedy @Coach_Kennedy 8,296
42 UNC Greensboro Wes Miller @CoachWesMiller 7,826
43 Oklahoma State Travis Ford @OSUCoachFord5 7,768
44 Arizona State Herb Sendek @HerbSendek 7,014
45 Grand Canyon Dan Majerle @DanMajerle 6,714
46 UNLV Dave Rice @CoachDaveRice 6,497
47 Rhode Island Dan Hurley @dhurley15 6,088
48 Southern Methodist Larry Brown @LarryBrownSMU 6,088
49 Purdue Matt Painter @CoachPainter 5,994
50 Florida State Leonard Hamilton @FSUCoachHam 5,970
51 USC Andy Enfield @CoachEnfield 5,824
52 DePaul Oliver Purnell @CoachPurnell 5,628
53 Murray State Steve Prohm @CoachProhm 5,465
54 Massachusetts Derek Kellogg @CoachKellogg 5,238
55 Portland Eric Reveno @CoachReveno 5,226
56 Winthrop Pat Kelsey @patkelsey 5,101
57 South Florida Stan Heath @Coach_Heath 4,668
58 UCLA Steve Alford @UCLACoachAlford 4,249
59 Washington State Ken Bone @Ken_Bone 4,191
60 UNC Wilmington Buzz Peterson @BuzzPeterson 4,187
61 Boston College Steve Donahue @Coach_Donahue 4,064
62 Southern Miss Donnie Tyndall @coachtyndallusm 4,019
63 Oregon State Craig Robinson @OSBeav_CoachRob 3,880
64 South Dakota State Scott Nagy @CoachNagy 3,852
65 Santa Clara Kerry Keating @SCUHoops 3,641
66 Robert Morris Andrew Toole @AndyToole 3,441
67 Central Florida Donnie Jones @DonnieJonesUCF 3,404
68 San Francisco Rex Walters @USFBBallCoach 3,300
69 UAB Jerod Haase @CoachJerodHaase 3,286
70 Marshall Tom Herrion @CoachTomHerrion 3,074
71 Seattle Cameron Dollar @Coach_Dollar 3,014
72 Eastern Michigan Rob Murphy @robmurphyEMU 2,991
73 NC Central LeVelle Moton @LeVelleMoton 2,983
74 Florida Atlantic Mike Jarvis @coachmikejarvis 2,904
75 Chattanooga Will Wade @willwadeutc 2,832
76 Providence Ed Cooley @CoachCooleyPC 2,707
77 Towson Pat Skerry @CoachPatSkerry 2,684
78 Florida Gulf Coast Joe Dooley @FGCUCoachDooley 2,572
79 Duke Mike Kryzyzewski @MikeKryzyzewski 2,508
80 Utah Larry Krystkowiak @Lkrystkowiak 2,485
81 North Florida Matthew Driscoll @UNFBBALL 2,428
82 Tulane Ed Conroy @GreenWaveHoops 2,399
83 Long Beach State Dan Monson @CoachDMonson 2,390
84 St. Francis NY Ryan Marks @CoachRyanMarks 2,384
85 Seton Hall Kevin Willard @KevinWillard 2,336
86 Dayton Archie Miller @Archie_Miller 2,286
87 Rutgers Eddie Jordan @EddieJordanRU 2,228
88 Middle Tennessee Kermit Davis @MT_CoachDavis 2,115
89 Wright State Billy Donlon @CoachDolon 2,094
90 Stephen F. Austin Brad Underwood @CoachBradSFA 2,030
91 George Washington Mike Lonergan @MikeLonergan 2,025
92 Oakland Greg Kampe @KampeOU 1,971
93 Fresno State Rodney Terry @RodneyTerry 1,877
94 UT-Arlington Scott Cross @CoachScottCross 1,866
95 Lehigh Brett Reed @BrettReed 1,810
96 Georgia Tech Brian Gregory @GTBrianGregory 1,798
97 New Mexico State Marvin Menzies @MarvinMenzies 1,778
98 South Alabama Matthew Graves @USA_CoachGraves 1,768
99 Cal Poly Joe Callero @CoachCallero 1,750
100 Delaware Monte Ross @CoachMonteRoss 1,738
101 Cal State Bakersfield Rod Barnes @CoachRodBarnes 1,697
102 Jacksonville Cliff Warren @CliffWarren 1,664
102 Illinois State Dan Muller @danmuller 1,623
104 NJIT Jim Engles @CoachJimEngles 1,621
105 UC Davis Jim Les @CoachJimLes 1,554
106 Western Carolina Larry Hunter @CoachLHunter 1,477
107 Wake Forest Jeff Bzdelik @WFCoachBuzz 1,476
108 Drexel Bruiser Flint @ducoachflint 1,440
109 Northern Colorado B.J. Hill @CoachBJHill 1,284
110 Mount St. Mary's Jamion Christian @JamionChristian 1,276
111 Northern Arizona Jack Murphy @NAUCoachMurphy 1,218
112 UIC Howard Moore @Howard_Moore 1,215
113 Akron Ketih Dambrot @CoachDambrot 1,204
114 Hofstra Joe Mihalich @JoeMihalich 1,160
115 Pepperdine Marty Wilson @MartyWilson4 1,134
116 Holy Cross Milan Brown @coachmbrown 1,098
117 Albany Will Brown @UAHOOPSWB 1,076
118 Louisiana Bob Marlin @bobbymarlin 1,076
119 Portland State Tyler Geving @PSUCoachGev 1,058
120 Northern Illinois Mark Montgomery 2NIUCOACHMONTY 1,047
121 Kennesaw State Lewis Preston @KSUCoachPreston 1,035
122 North Dakota State Saul Phillips @SaulPhillips 1,031
123 Binghamton Tommy Dempsey @tadempsey4 1,021
124 Arkansas-Little Rock Steve Shields @ShielsUALR 1,014
125 Boston University Joe Jones @BUCoachJones 973
126 Detroit Ray McCallum @CoachMcCallum 961
127 Milwaukee Rob Jeter @CoachJeterUWM 943
128 Louisiana Tech Michael White @MikeWhiteLATech 925
129 Loyola Porter Moser @PorterMoser 903
130 Ball State James Whitford @coachjwhit 891
131 Evansville Marty Simmons @AceCoachSimmons 887
132 Howard Kevin Nickelberry @coachknick 799
133 Georgia Southern Mark Byington @GaSouth_CoachB 788
134 UMKC Kareem Richardson @KRICH21 786
135 Gardner-Webb Tim Craft @CoachTimCraft 783
136 Morgan State Todd Bozeman @CoachBoze 774
137 Liberty Dale Layer @coachlayer 772
138 Charlotte Alan Major @CoachMajor49 771
139 Northeastern Bill Coen @GoNUCoachCoen 767
140 Furman Niko Medved @coachNikoMedved 757
141 Cal State Fullerton Dedrique Taylor @CSFCoachTaylor 746
142 Ohio Jim Christian @TCUJimChristian 726
143 Tennessee Tech Steve Payne @TTU_StevePayne 717
144 Western Michigan Steve Hawkins @BroncoBBall 695
145 Lipscomb Casey Alexander @CaseyAlexander_ 676
146 Oral Roberts Scott Sutton @CoachSSutton 640
147 Chicago State Tracy Dildy @tradil3 636
148 VMI Duggar Baucom @duggarvmihoops 590
149 IPFW Tony Jasick @TonyJasick 563
150 Fordham Tom Pecora @CoachTomPecora 556
151 Tennessee State Travis Williams @TSUCoachWill 523
152 IUPUI Todd Howard @CoachToddHoward 517
153 Vermont John Becker @coachbeckeruvm 510
154 Georgia State Ron Hunter @coachrhunter 503
155 East Tennessee State Murray Bartow @MurrayBartow 488
156 Army Zach Spiker @Coach_Spiker 453
157 Texas San Antonio Brooks Thompson @UTSACoachT 428
158 Campbell Kevin McGeehan @KCMcGeehan 427
159 Rider Kevin Baggett @CoachBaggett 427
160 Southern Roman Banks @CoachBanks_SU 414
161 Savannah State Horace Broadnax @CoachBroadnax 385
162 Southeast Missouri State Dickey Nutt @semohoops 379
163 Wagner Bashir Mason @BashirMason 369
164 The Citadel Chuck Driesell @ChuckDriesell 353
165 Alcorn State Luther Riley @LutherRiley 321
166 Troy Phil Cunningham @philtcunningham 315
167 Princeton Mitch Henderson @tigershoopscoach 306
168 Colgate Matt Langel @Matt_Langel 283
169 William & Mary Tony Shaver @TribeBasketball 282
170 Prairie View A&M Byron Rimm II @Coach_Rimm 276
171 Pacific Ron Verlin @RonVerlin 255
172 Loyola Marymount Max Good @CoachGood 252
173 Montana State Brad Huse @BradHuse 244
174 Charleston Southern Barclay Radebaugh @CoachRadebaugh 217
175 East Carolina Jeff Lebo @JeffLebo 191
176 Hawaii Gib Arnold @gibarnold 180
177 Sacred Heart Anthony Latina @AnthonyLatina 173
178 Longwood Jayson Gee @CoachJGee 136
179 Niagara Chris Casey @NUCoachCasey 136
180 South Carolina State Murray Garvin @CoachM_Garvin 131
181 Stetson Corey Williams @CoachWilliams12 124
182 Hampton Edward Joyner @CoachJoynerHU 106
183 Eastern Kentucky Jeff Neubauer @EKUCoach 96
184 Central Arkansas Clarence Finley @ucaCoachFin 56
185 Lousiana Monroe Keith Richard @CoachRichardULM 56
186 Iona Tim Cluess @THOOPS 41
187 New Hampshire Bill Herrion @CoachBHerrion 33
188 St. Francis PA Rob Krimmel @krimmel 31
189 Arkansas State John Brady @CoachJohnBrady 22
190 Central Connecticut Howie Dickenman @CCSUCoachD 22
191 Utah Valley Dick Hunsaker @mightywolverine 7

 

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