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Nolan Richardson
  Nolan Richardson

Sport (years):
Basketball Head Coach, 1980-85



Tulsa's first season in the league will be the 2014-15 academic year


Class of 2006

Turned around the fortunes of Golden Hurricane basketball while compiling a five-year record of 119-37 for a .763 winning percentage as Tulsa's head basketball coach. Averaged nearly 24 wins per season, giving him the second-most victories in school history. Became the first coach in NCAA history to win 50 games in his first two seasons. Led Tulsa to five postseason tournament appearances, including three NCAA and two NIT appearances. His first team claimed the NIT Championship in 1981, distinguishing him as only the second coach in NCAA history to win either an NCAA or NIT title in his first season as head coach. His teams won two Missouri Valley Conference regular season titles, sharing the crown in 1983-84 and winning the title outright in 1984-85. Went on to coach at the University of Arkansas while leading the Razorbacks to the 1994 NCAA Championship.