THE MCCAFFERY FILE

  • Third longest tenured men’s basketball head coach in the Big Ten
  • Posted 12 seasons of 20-win seasons 10 of the last 14 years
  • Led Iowa to Big Ten upper division finishes seven of the last eight years
  • Guided Iowa to the NCAA Tournament four of the last six completed seasons
  • Coached two Hawkeyes to consensus All-America distinction the last five years, including National Player of the Year Luka Garza (2020)
  • Mentored nine Hawkeyes to All-Big Ten status over the last nine years, including 2020 Big Ten Player of the Year Luka Garza
  • 11 seasons as a Notre Dame assistant coach under head coaches Digger Phelps and John MacLeod
  • At 26, McCaffery was the nation’s youngest Division I head coach when he was hired in 1985 by Lehigh
  • Class of 2017 Siena Athletics Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award and ACS Fighting Spirit Award
  • Helped spearhead the launch of a new Adolescents and Young Adult Cancer Center in Iowa City

"Coach McCaffery saw something in me that a lot of coaches didn’t see or looked past. I have built such a strong relationship with him and owe him so much for my development as a player. Choosing Coach McCaffery and Iowa was the best decision of my life."

Luka Garza, 2020 National & Big Ten Player of the Year

“Fran McCaffery is a fine basketball coach, and an even finer person. He can teach the game, identify and attract talent, and he is a man of great substance and integrity."

Jay Bilas, College Basketball Analyst