Top 25 NJCAA Men's Basketball All-Time Winningest Coaches
Through the 2014-2015 Season
From the 2016 National Tournament Program
Rank Name School   Years Wins Losses
1 Gene Bess Three Rivers College - Poplar Bluff, MO   45 1208 352
Webmaster's Note: On January 8, 2015, Coach Gene Bess achieved career victory #1200 and through the 2015-16 season (his 46th) now has 1231 wins and still counting. Coach Bess is "the winningest" collegiate coach in the history of  basketball at any level.
2 Bob Kirk * Allegany CC - Cumberland, MD   33 927 178
3 Richard Baldwin * Broome CC - Binghamton, NY   40 879 290
4 Dan Sparks * Wabash Valley College, IL   33 869 264
5 Bob Weathers * Mississippi Gulf Coast - Perkinston, MS   42 867 330
6 Don Klass * College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL   43 837 471
7 Jack Robertson Faulkner State CC - Bay Minette, AL   42 832 440
8 Leon Spencer * Trinity Valley CC - Athens, TX   42 809 492
9 Ralph Arietta * Westchester CC - Valhalla, NY   31 808 239
10 William Shay * CC of Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA   39 803 358
11 Dennis Pilcher Iowa Central Community College - Fort Dodge, IA   36 800 515
11 Jay Harrington Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville, IL (Wabash Valley Col. (1976-79)   39 800 472
13 Bill Carlyle Walters St. Community College - Morristown, TN   38 785 356
14 Floyd Wagstaff * Tyler Junior College - Tyler, TX   29 743 225
15 Randy Albrecht * St. Louis Community College - Meramec/Forest Park   36 736 444
16 Roland Williams * North Idaho College - Coeur d'Alene, ID   35 731 314
17 Dennis Helms * Odessa College - Odessa, TX   32 724 279
18 Richard Mathis * Pearl River CC - Poplarville, MS   39 713 315
19 Vincent Cullen * CC of Rhode Island - Warwick, RI   37 710 271
20 Vertie Sails, Jr. * Southwest Tennessee CC, Memphis, TN   33 709 276
21 Robert Tipson * Champlain College - Burlington, VT   34 704 265
22 Mike Leatherwood * Indian River CC - Fort Pierce, FL   37 703 420
23 J. Enid Drake * Louisburg College - Louisburg, NC   41 694 554
24 Jim Toupal * Trinidad State JC - Trinidad, CO   32 678 333
25 Lewis Orr * Navarro College - Corsicana, TX   36 678 421
             
 * No longer active in NJCAA coaching ranks
 
NJCAA Men's Basketball Winningest Active Coaches
List of the top 50 winningest active coaches through the 2012-13 season from April 2014 Records Book. Some of these coaches are no longer active all information will be updated as soon as the NJCAA Records book is updated.
Rank Name School Div. Years Wins Losses
1 Gene Bess Three Rivers College - Poplar Bluff, MO 1 45 1208 352
Webmaster's Note: On January 8, 2015, Coach Gene Bess achieved career victory #1200 and through the 2015-16 season (his 46th) now has 1231 wins and still counting. Coach Bess is "the winningest" collegiate coach in the history of  basketball at any level.
2 Dan Sparks Wabash Valley College, IL/Vincennes U., IN 1 33 869 250
3 Don Klass College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL 3 43 837 471
4 Jack Robertson Fauklner State CC, Bay Minette, AL 1 40 786 422
5 Jay Harrington Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL/Wabash Valley 76-79 1 37 764 448
6 Dennis Pilcher Iowa Central CC, Forth Dodge, IA 2 40 764 491
7 Bill Carlyle Walters State CC, Morristown, TN 1 36 748 329
8 Randy Albrecht St. Louis CC, St.Louis, MO 2 36 736 444
9 Richard Mathis Pearl River CC, Poplarville, MS 1 37 658 305
10 Gerald Cox Coasta1l Georgia CC, Brunswick, GA 1 26 512 509
11 Steve Schmidt Mott CC, Flint, MI 2 22 603 128
12 Francis Flax Brown Mackie College, Salina, KS 2 30 584 433
13 Kevin O'Conner North Platte CC, North Platte, NE 1 28 567 318
14 Jerry Burns Monroe CC, Rochester, NY 2 22 553 147
15 Kirby Johnson Temple College, Temple, TX 1 26 553 251
16 Dave Heiss Waubonsee CC, Waubonsee, IL 2 28 552 334
17 Patrick Smith Moberly Area CC/Wabash Valley/Trinity Valley CC 1 28 551 339
18 Bobby Dawson Lenoir CC, Kinston, NC 2 35 540 435
19 Dennis Gibson Garrett College, McHenry, MD 2 28 520 286
20 Mike Marquis Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX 1 25 514 254
21 Ron Radford Southern Union State CC, Wadley, AL 1 26 512 252
22 Russ Damhoff Sauk Valley CC, Dixon, IL 1 27 511 344
23 Jay Plvec Dakota County Tech College, Rosemount, MN/Minneapolis CTC 3 22 494 134
24 Jim Sigona Collin County CC, McKinney, TX 1 26 488 281
25 Jay Herkelman Coffeyville CC, Coffeyville, KS 1 18 487 132
26 Bill Muse Connors State College, Warner, OK 1 21 484 189
27 Michael Ingram Lansing CC, Lansing, MI 2 23 479 193
28 Steve Green South Plains College, Levelland, TX 1 19 477 134
29 Jim Morris Iowa Western CC, Council Bluff, IA 1 22 474 242
30 Dan Sims Copiah-Lincoln CC, Wesson, MS 1 29 456 311
31 Scott Schumacher Blinn College, Brenham, TX 1 23 438 268
32 Mike Jeffers Johnson County CC, Overland Park, KS 2 25 438 348
33 Eddie Barnes Tallahassee CC, Tallahassee, FL 1 22 437 229
34 Steve Eck Hutchinson CC, Hutchinson, KS 1 13 431 76
35 Doug Wagemester Kirkwood CC, Cedar Rapids, IA 2 15 409 107
36 Todd Franklin Vincennes Univ., Vincennes, IN/Southeastern Illinois College 1 16 408 117
37 Paul McDonald Vermillion CC, Ely, MN 3 23 408 227
38 Terry Carroll Southeastern CC, W. Burlington, IA/Indian Hills CC 1 15 399 107
39 Jerry Carrillo Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ 1 18 399 171
40 Alfred Barney Ceorgia Perimeter College, Alpharetta, GA 1 17 399 172
41 Joe Kuhn Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL 3 16 367 162
42 Ricky Knight Lurleen B. Wallace CC, Andalusia, AL 1 26 357 396
43 Bryan Zollinger Seward County CC, Liberal, KS 1 16 326 193
44 Brian Hoberecht Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX 1 18 322 211
45 A.J. Wynder Nassau CC, Garden City, NY 3 16 316 159
46 Brian LaPlante Rochester CTC, Rochester, MN 3 17 312 161
47 Jeff Brustad Monroe College, New Rochelle, NY 1 11 308 69
48 Bubba Skelton Northwest Mississippi CC, Senatobia, MS 1 14 308 110
49 Randy Nesbit Roane State CC, Harriman, TN 1 21 308 290
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