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  • Third longest tenured men’s basketball head coach in the Big Ten
  • One of five coaches in NCAA history to win conference tournament titles in four leagues or more
  • Posted 14 seasons of 20-win seasons, including 12 in the last 17 years
  • Led Iowa to Big Ten upper division finishes 10 of the last 11 years, including fifth place or better finishes seven of the last nine years
  • Guided Iowa to seven of the last nine NCAA Tournaments
  • Coached a Hawkeye to consensus All-America distinction five of the last eight years, including National Player of the Year Luka Garza (2020 & 2021)
  • Mentored his players to All-Big Ten status 21 times over the last 12 years, including 2020 & 2021 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 & 2021 National & Big Ten Player of the Year

"Coach McCaffery believed in me from Day 1. Iowa Basketball is truly a players’ program. The style of play is free flowing and fast-paced. Coach McCaffery and his entire staff helped me become a better basketball player in every aspect."

Keegan Murray, 2022 Consensus First-Team All-American

“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