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Note: We have updated the graphic below to include newly hired Michigan head coach Juwan Howard.

Coaching in the Big Ten has certainly improved over the past several years. Last year, many analysts believed that the Big Ten was the all-around best conference in the league from top to bottom. In part, you can attribute the toughness of last year’s Big Ten to improved rosters across the entire conference. Nearly every team in the Big Ten had an older upperclassman or two that played at all-conference levels.

Of course coaching had a lot to do with why the Big Ten was such a tough conference last season. At the near-final conclusion of the non-conference schedule, the Big Ten had the best non-conference win percentage relative to any other conference.

Since the introduction of the trio of Archie Miller, Brad Underwood, and Chris Holtmann to the Big Ten, a couple of major moves in just this past off-season have changed the landscape of the Big Ten coaching landscape.

After just reaching the NCAA tournament once in his seven years with the Cornhuskers, Tim Miles was relieved of his duty as the Nebraska head coach after another season where the Huskers missed the NCAA tournament. In his place, one of the Big 12’s finest will be taking over the position. Fred Hoiberg joins the conference after being fired for an unsuccessful stint with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

In more recent news, 66 year old John Beilein shocked many as he announced that he would be leaving Michigan to coach the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Beilein was a two-time NCAA tournament runner-up and was one of the most successful coaches in the Big Ten. Arguably after his last deep NCAA tournament run, he would have been considered the most successful post-season Big Ten coach. After a 12-year run, Beilein has elected to move on from college and take a chance at the next level.

Update May 22, 2019: Michigan has hired former Wolverine Juwan Howard, aged 46 years old to with a reported salary of $2 million per year.

Infographic: Big Ten Trophy Cases (Last Updated June 2019)

Before diving into the graphic, there are a number of notable call outs. Obviously Tom Izzo is the highest paid coach and has a whopping salary of over $4 million. Next highest salaries include Nebraska’s Fred Hoiberg, Indiana’s Archie Miller, and Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann.

Tom Izzo is also the oldest coach at the age of 64, but who knows how many years remaining he has to coach. John Beilein felt that he had the energy to coach the NBA at the age of 66. Fran McCaffery, Mark Turgeon, and Brad Underwood are the other three coaches in their mid-fifties or older.

Richard Pitino is the youngest of the group at the age of 36. Archie Miller just recently turned 40 this past October. There are a whole slew of coaches that are in the next age group that are in their mid to late forties.

Only two coaches have Big Ten regular season champions or Big Ten tournament championships. With Tom Crean, Bo Ryan, Thad Matta, and of course now John Beilein no longer in the league, Tom Izzo and Matt Painter are the only two coaches who have won the Big Ten in any fashion.

Coach achievements below also include NCAA appearances from previous schools.

Infographic Big Ten Coaches Trophy Case

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