• Third longest tenured men’s basketball head coach in the Big Ten
  • Posted 13 seasons of 20-win seasons 11 of the last 15 years
  • Led Iowa to Big Ten upper division finishes eight of the last nine years, including fifth place or better finishes five of the last seven years
  • Guided Iowa to five of the last seven NCAA Tournaments
  • Coached a Hawkeye to consensus All-America distinction three of the last six years, including National Player of the Year Luka Garza (2020 & 2021)
  • Mentored his players to All-Big Ten status 18 times over the last 10 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

“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