NCAA – 2017 CoachRank by Conference + Value Above/Below Peers

This may be more useful for comparisons instead of the overall list. Additional material at the end of the post.

AAC

26 (+39). 51.00 – Len Tsantiris – UConn
28 (-14). 50.83 – Tiffany Roberts-Sahaydak – UCF
45 (+14). 43.26 – Denise Schilte-Brown – South Florida
102 (-3). 28.82 – Neil Stafford – Cincinnati
113 (-30). 27.22 – Brooks Monaghan – Memphis
157 (-10). 18.97 – Kyle Cussen – Tulsa
158 (+37). 18.49 – Chris Petrucelli – SMU
164 (-19). 17.15 – Rob Donnenwirth – East Carolina
228 (-17). 4.05 – Seamus O’Connor – Temple

ACC

1 (-). 94.58 – Mark Krikorian – Florida State
3 (-). 80.77 – Steve Swanson – Virginia
8 (+4). 72.01 – Anson Dorrance – North Carolina
17 (NR). 60.07 – Theresa Romagnolo – Notre Dame
37 (-15). 47.15 – Robbie Church – Duke
38 (-15). 46.93 – Chugger Adair – Virginia Tech
63 (+56). 37.69 – Eddie Radwanski – Clemson
112 (-52). 27.24 – Alison Foley – Boston College
133 (-76). 23.31 – Tony da Luz – Wake Forest
150 (-62). 20.13 – Karen Ferguson-Dayes – Louisville
197 (+15). 10.67 – Mary-Frances Monroe – Miami (FL)
200 (-35). 10.34 – Phil Wheddon – Syracuse
205 (+26). 8.74 – Tim Santoro – NC State
231 (-11). 3.68 – Greg Miller – Pittsburgh

America East

51 (+3). 41.40 – John Natale – Hartford
77 (NR). 34.26 – Steve Welham – New Hampshire
131 (-29). 24.03 – Leslie Wray – UMBC
160 (-6). 18.33 – Scott Atherley – Maine
186 (-3). 13.06 – Kristi Lefebvre – Vermont

Atlantic 10

32 (-16). 49.31 – Paul Royal – La Salle
114 (+38). 27.02 – Jess Mannella – Saint Joseph’s
132 (NR). 23.47 – Jessica Clinton – Fordham
139 (-). 22.04 – Sarah Barnes – George Washington
145 (-2). 21.36 – Al Alvine – Duquesne
156 (-29). 19.03 – Lindsey Martin – VCU
165 (+13). 16.98 – Katie Shields – Saint Louis
199 (-23). 10.35 – Steve Brdarski – Saint Bonaventure
209 (-40). 7.55 – Ed Matz – UMass
211 (-32). 6.97 – Peter Albright – Richmond

Atlantic Sun

9 (-). 71.03 – Jim Blankenship – Florida Gulf Coast
82 (-27). 32.73 – Brian Copham – Jacksonville
127 (+7). 24.74 – Kevin O’Brien – Lipscomb
175 (-24). 15.10 – Manoj Khettry – Stetson
T214 (NR). 6.08 – Robin Confer – North Florida

Big 12

4 (+4). 75.87 – Nikki Izzo-Brown – West Virginia
31 (+5). 49.66 – Tom Stone – Texas Tech
81 (-11). 33.05 – Paul Jobson – Baylor
108 (-32). 27.72 – Angela Kelly – Texas
123 (+21). 25.12 – Mark Francis – Kansas
124 (+34). 25.03 – Matt Potter – Oklahoma
135 (-49). 22.93 – Colin Carmichael – Oklahoma State
185 (+20). 13.09 – Eric Bell – TCU
233 (NR). 3.20 – Tony Minatta – Iowa State

Big East

15 (+5). 62.64 – Dave Nolan – Georgetown
19 (-2). 57.48 – Markus Roeders – Marquette
49 (+26). 42.22 – Erin Chastain – DePaul
70 (+25). 35.84 – Ian Stone – Saint John’s (NY)
94 (NR). 30.19 – Sam Lopes – Providence
130 (-15). 24.51 – Tari St. John – Butler
235 (NR). 1.88 – Rick Stainton – Seton Hall

Big Sky

56 (NR). 39.26 – Chad Bodnar – Eastern Washington
76 (-7). 34.39 – Tim Barrera – Northern Colorado
86 (NR). 32.41 – Derek Pittman – Idaho
97 (-20). 29.69 – Mark Plakorus – Montana
98 (+26). 29.63 – Andre Luciano – Northern Arizona
104 (+1). 28.30 – Allison Gibson – Idaho State
119 (-30). 25.74 – Tim Crompton – Weber State
T167 (+20). 16.70 – Randy Dedini – Sacramento State

Big South

43 (+6). 44.04 – Marty Beall – High Point
75 (NR). 34.81 – Stuart Horne – Campbell
93 (-42). 30.41 – Ben Sohrabi – Radford
120 (-). 25.59 – Todd Dyer – Longwood
162 (-48).17.60 – Spencer Smith – Winthrop
183 (NR). 13.89 – Mike Varga – Gardner-Webb
210 (-13). 7.54 – Brian Purcell – Presbyterian
216 (-6). 5.61 – Michelle Demko – UNC Asheville
218 (-10). 5.37 – Eric Terrill – Charleston Southern

Big Ten

7 (-3). 73.67 – Erica Dambach – Penn State
16 (NR). 61.75 – Mike O’Neill – Rutgers
36 (+20). 47.22 – Greg Ryan – Michigan
47 (+25). 42.98 – Stefanie Golan – Minnesota
58 (+13). 39.18 – Paula Wilkins – Wisconsin
59 (-6). 39.04 – Lori Walker – Ohio State
96 (+36). 29.74 – John Walker – Nebraska
107 (+41). 27.75 – Michael Moynihan – Northwestern
134 (-68). 23.06 – Janet Rayfield – Illinois
T167 (-26). 16.70 – Amy Berbary – Indiana
180 (NR). 14.48 – Dave Diianni – Iowa
217 (-29). 5.51 – Tom Saxton – Michigan State

Big West

23 (+6). 53.15 – Demian Brown – Cal State Fullerton
50 (-7). 41.85 – Mauricio Ingrassia – Long Beach State
91 (+10). 31.50 – Keith West – Cal State Northridge
146 (-34). 21.25 – Scott Juniper – UC Irvine
151 (-16). 20.11 – Alex Crozier – Cal Poly
174 (-20). 15.17 – Nat Gonzales – UC Riverside
196 (-7). 10.86 – Paul Stumpf – UC Santa Barbara
212 (NR). 6.71 – Twila Kaufman – UC Davis
224 (-28). 4.57 – Michelle Nagamine – Hawaii

Colonial

53 (+14). 40.98 – David Lombardo – James Madison
54 (-13). 40.89 – Simon Riddiough – Hofstra
65 (-40). 37.44 – John Daly – William & Mary
100 (+16). 29.60 – Paul Cairney – UNC Wilmington
142 (+22). 21.73 – Ray Goon – Drexel
190 (-29). 12.25 – Chris Neal – Elon
T214 (-33). 6.08 – Christian Michner – College of Charleston
227 (-9). 4.37 – Greg Paynter – Towson

Conference USA

21 (-). 54.83 – John Hedlund – North Texas
67 (+12). 37.08 – Nicky Adams – Rice
90 (-13). 31.61 – Jason Neidell – Western Kentucky
109 (+52). 27.60 – John Cullen – Charlotte
136 (-29). 22.89 – Aston Rhoden – Middle Tennessee State
148 (NR). 20.93 – Angie Hind – Old Dominion
149 (+12). 20.19 – Kevin Cross – UTEP
152 (+18). 19.54 – Kevin Sherry – Louisiana Tech
153 (+24). 19.31 – Patrick Baker – Florida Atlantic
161 (-1). 17.73 – Kevin Long – Marshall
230 (NR). 3.70 – Greg Sheen – UTSA
232 (-6). 3.47 – Mohammed El-Zare – Southern Miss

Horizon

89 (+2). 31.64 – Bob Sheehan – Northern Kentucky
95 (+5). 30.07 – Mike Lupenec – Detroit
147 (-22). 21.16 – Pat Ferguson – Wright State
204 (-6). 9.42 – Chris Johnson – IUPUI

Ivy

163 (NR). 17.46 – Tracey Bartholomew – Columbia
179 (NR). 14.55 – Ron Rainey – Dartmouth
213 (-27). 6.19 – Rudy Meredith – Yale

MAAC

22 (+23). 53.33 – Krissy Turner – Monmouth
66 (+16). 37.09 – Drayson Hounsome – Rider
85 (+25). 32.42 – Steve Karbowski – Siena
118 (-20). 25.80 – Jim O’Brien – Fairfield
171 (+20). 16.33 – Dave Clarke – Quinnipiac
172 (-34). 15.90 – Peter Veltri – Niagara
187 (-3). 12.91 – Brendan Lawler – Manhattan

MAC

52 (+9). 41.16 – Bobby Kramig – Miami (OH)
60 (NR). 38.89 – Shawn Burke – Buffalo
T68 (+39). 36.36 – Rob Marinaro – Kent State
79 (+27). 33.74 – Craig Roberts – Ball State
T143 (-10). 21.51 – Scott Hall – Eastern Michigan
155 (+18). 19.07 – Peter McGahey – Central Michigan
202 (+1). 9.70 – John Ross – Northern Illinois
221 (-8). 4.92 – Aaron Rodgers – Ohio

Missouri Valley

61 (+20). 38.15 – Krista McKendree – Evansville
103 (-). 28.69 – John Marovich – Valparaiso
154 (-31). 19.26 – Lindsey Horner – Drake
178 (-3). 14.60 – Barry Bimbi – Loyola (Ill.)
194 (-41). 11.11 – Rob Brewer – Missouri State
223 (NR). 4.60 – Brian Rigby – Illinois-Chicago

Mountain West

14 (+1). 64.38 – Mike Friesen – San Diego State
57 (-13). 39.19 – Geoffrey Bennett – Colorado College
T68 (NR). 36.36 – Lauren Hanson – San Jose State
71 (NR). 35.52 – Chris Shaw – UNLV
72 (-27). 35.47 – Heather Cairns – Utah State
126 (-8). 24.83 – Jim Thomas – Boise State
T143 (-7). 21.51 – Pete Cuardado – Wyoming
189 (-39). 12.57 – Brian Zwaschka – Fresno State
229 (-5). 3.81 – Larry Friend – Air Force
236 (-6). 1.81 – Bill Hempen – Colorado State

NEC

30 (NR). 49.77 – Eric Teepe – Fairleigh Dickinson
35 (+13). 48.33 – Brenda van Stralen – Saint Francis (PA)
99 (+32). 29.61 – Mick D’Arcy – Central Connecticut State
176 (-8). 14.94 – John Kowalski – Robert Morris
182 (-8). 13.92 – Kim Banner – Sacred Heart

Ohio Valley

33 (NR). 49.07 – Jeremy Groves – Murray State
64 (+47). 37.56 – Derek Burton – SIU Edwardsville
73 (-42). 35.22 – Phil McNamara – Tennessee-Martin
105 (-13). 28.11 – Warren Lipka – Morehead State
122 (-35). 25.22 – Heather Nelson – Southeast Missouri State
137 (NR). 22.41 – Steve Springthorpe – Tennessee Tech
140 (+16). 22.00 – Kelley Guth – Austin Peay
166 (NR). 16.81 – Neil MacDonald – Jacksonville State
181 (-10). 14.44 – Heather Henson – Belmont

Pac-12

2 (-). 82.69 – Paul Ratcliffe – Stanford
10 (NR). 70.40 – Keidane McAlpine – USC
12 (-2). 67.76 – Amanda Cromwell – UCLA
39 (-1). 45.86 – Neil McGuire – Cal
88 (+33). 32.07 – Danny Sanchez – Colorado
111 (+25). 27.46 – Rich Manning – Utah
128 (-32). 24.72 – Tony Amato – Arizona
138 (-9). 22.26 – Lesle Gallimore – Washington
222 (-5). 4.61 – Kat Mertz – Oregon
226 (-59). 4.52 – Linus Rhode – Oregon State

Patriot

13 (-2). 66.48 – Nancy Feldman – Boston University
74 (-10). 35.19 – Kathy Brawn – Colgate
92 (-18). 30.55 – Carin Gabarra – Navy
173 (-22). 15.28 – Marcia McDermott – Army
201 (+6). 10.07 – Eric Lambinus – Lehigh
206 (NR). 8.44 – Naomi Meiburger – Loyola (MD)
219 (-13). 5.09 – Anabel Hering – American
220 (-18). 5.04 – Mick Statham – Lafayette

SEC

5 (+2). 75.40 – Becky Burleigh – Florida
11 (-6). 67.80 – G. Guerrieri – Texas A&M
25 (+7). 51.72 – Shelley Smith – South Carolina
29 (+5). 50.11 – Karen Hoppa – Auburn
55 (+30). 39.76 – Bryan Blitz – Missouri
106 (+40). 28.09 – Colby Hale – Arkansas
110 (-1). 27.48 – Matt Mott – Ole Miss
159 (-19). 18.45 – Brian Pensky – Tennessee
177 (-51). 14.79 – Brian Lee – LSU

Southern

27 (-3). 50.84 – Andrew Burr – Furman
40 (-1). 45.81 – Todd Yelton – Samford
48 (-6). 42.81 – Tony Economopoulos – Mercer
116 (NR). 26.54 – Michael Coll – UNC Greensboro
129 (-12). 24.63 – Adam Sayers – East Tennessee State
184 (-2). 13.34 – Chad Miller – Western Carolina
195 (-10). 10.99 – Amy Kiah – Wofford

Southland

41 (-11). 45.19 – Casey Wilson – Abilene Christian
42 (-5). 45.00 – Wally Crittenden – Stephen F. Austin
62 (+1). 38.11 – Misty Jones – Houston Baptist
117 (-13). 26.50 – Tom Brown – Sam Houston State
170 (+24). 16.38 – Jeremy Bishop – Central Arkansas
203 (+11). 9.51 – George Van Linder – Northwestern State
207 (NR). 8.08 – Anne Felts – Incarnate Word

Summit

34 (-8). 48.33 – Jeff Hooker – Denver
80 (-). 33.43 – Mark Cook – North Dakota State
115 (+7). 26.74 – Roger Bush – Oral Roberts
188 (+13). 12.72 – Mandy Green – South Dakota
234 (NR). 2.55 – Jason Burr – IPFW

Sun Belt

84 (+29). 32.46 – Paul Hogan – Coastal Carolina
121 (-63). 25.56 – Kat Conner – Texas State
125 (+3). 24.94 – Sarah Strickland – Appalachian State
191 (-19). 12.21 – Brian Dunleavy – Georgia Southern
192 (+24). 11.80 – Adrian Blewitt – Arkansas-Little Rock
198 (-5). 10.47 – Scott Wieland – Louisiana-Lafayette

SWAC

24 (+9). 52.15 – Brent Leiba – Howard
46 (+47). 43.22 – Jodie Smith – Alabama State
78 (-5). 34.01 – Abe Garcia – Prairie View A&M
101 (NR). 29.07 – Kathryn Saunders – Texas Southern

WAC

18 (+1). 59.02 – Julie Woodward – Seattle
87 (+7). 32.34 – Chris Cissell – UMKC
169 (NR). 16.42 – Gary Curneen – Cal State Bakersfield
208 (NR). 7.89 – Freddy Delgado – New Mexico State
225 (NR). 4.56 – Glad Bugariu – Texas Rio Grande Valley

WCC

6 (+7). 74.92 – Jennifer Rockwood – BYU
20 (-2). 56.26 – Jerry Smith – Santa Clara
44 (+3). 43.90 – Tim Ward – Pepperdine
83 (-33). 32.49 – Garrett Smith – Portland
141 (+8). 21.86 – Michelle Myers – Loyola Marymount
193 (-13). 11.12 – Jim Millinder – San Francisco

OK. So I was looking for a way to judge coach value as compared to peers within a conference, while also looking for abnormally bad performances. As such, I ran an outlier (Grubbs) test with rankings data from each conference and tallied Z-scores each way. There are some obvious concerns with sample size, so these, as always, should be taken with a grain of salt. Here are the results, with everyone above a 1.25 each way listed:

Value Above Conference Peers (VACP)

Here are the coaches providing good value to their club. These coaches aren’t just at the top of the CoachRank rankings in their league but also significantly better than their conference peers over the measured time period (2012-2016). Obviously, there are some hitches, with a handful of coaches who have done well over the past two years not being eligible for the list yet as a result of not being in the job for at least three seasons.

2.36 – 32 (-16). 49.31 – Paul Royal – La Salle
2.27 – 21 (-). 54.83 – John Hedlund – North Texas
2.13 – 4 (+4). 75.87 – Nikki Izzo-Brown – West Virginia
2.09 – 13 (-2). 66.48 – Nancy Feldman – Boston University
1.96 – 14 (+1). 64.38 – Mike Friesen – San Diego State
1.95 – 7 (-3). 73.67 – Erica Dambach – Penn State
1.92 – 33 (NR). 49.07 – Jeremy Groves – Murray State
1.91 – 1 (-). 94.58 – Mark Krikorian – Florida State
1.85 – 23 (+6). 53.15 – Demian Brown – Cal State Fullerton
1.77 – 22 (+23). 53.33 – Krissy Turner – Monmouth
1.69 – 43 (+6). 44.04 – Marty Beall – High Point
1.64 – 9 (-). 71.03 – Jim Blankenship – Florida Gulf Coast
1.62 – 2 (-). 82.69 – Paul Ratcliffe – Stanford
1.59 – 5 (+2). 75.40 – Becky Burleigh – Florida
1.57 – 18 (+1). 59.02 – Julie Woodward – Seattle
1.53 – 61 (+20). 38.15 – Krista McKendree – Evansville
1.49 – 6 (+7). 74.92 – Jennifer Rockwood – BYU
1.47 – 56 (NR). 39.26 – Chad Bodnar – Eastern Washington
1.44 – 3 (-). 80.77 – Steve Swanson – Virginia
1.39 – 84 (+29). 32.46 – Paul Hogan – Coastal Carolina
1.35 – 16 (NR). 61.75 – Mike O’Neill – Rutgers
1.35 – 26 (+39). 51.00 – Len Tsantiris – UConn
1.34 – 28 (-14). 50.83 – Tiffany Roberts-Sahaydak – UCF
1.32 – 34 (-8). 48.33 – Jeff Hooker – Denver
1.31 – 51 (+3). 41.40 – John Natale – Hartford
1.28 – 15 (+5). 62.64 – Dave Nolan – Georgetown
1.26 – 27 (-3). 50.84 – Andrew Burr – Furman

Value Below Conference Peers (VBCP)

Here are the coaches who, I suppose, should be on the informal hot seat. These are the coaches who have been underperforming to a high degree as compared to their conference peers. Obviously, you’re going to notice a lot of coaches on this list who came into tough positions and are just three years into the job. Thus, this list isn’t very useful without context, though it still provides a decent snapshot of the data.

1.93 – T167 (+20). 16.70 – Randy Dedini – Sacramento State
1.67 – 235 (NR). 1.88 – Rick Stainton – Seton Hall
1.51 – 228 (-17). 4.05 – Seamus O’Connor – Temple
1.50 – 217 (-29). 5.51 – Tom Saxton – Michigan State
1.50 – 221 (-8). 4.92 – Aaron Rodgers – Ohio
1.42 – 232 (-6). 3.47 – Mohammed El-Zare – Southern Miss
1.41 – 230 (NR). 3.70 – Greg Sheen – UTSA
1.37 – 236 (-6). 1.81 – Bill Hempen – Colorado State
1.34 – 204 (-6). 9.42 – Chris Johnson – IUPUI
1.30 – 227 (-9). 4.37 – Greg Paynter – Towson
1.29 – 233 (NR). 3.20 – Tony Minatta – Iowa State
1.26 – 229 (-5). 3.81 – Larry Friend – Air Force
1.25 – 177 (-51). 14.79 – Brian Lee – LSU

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