Tulsa's Bill Self (Oklahoma State '85) is in his third season
as head coach of the Golden Hurricane, and has
become only the second coach in school history to
surpass the 60-win plateau in only three seasons.
His 73 victories is the most for a TU coach in
the first three seasons. Self was named the 2000
Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year, as voted on by
the league's coaches.
In addition, Self
also captured his 50th school victory and his
100th career win this season. Self now has a
73-26 record at the school for a .737 winning
percentage. He garnered his 50th school victory
on Dec. 18 with a 72-52 win against Delaware
State. Self captured his 100th career victory in
seven years as a Division I coach against Georgia
State in the second game of the 1999-2000 season,
as Tulsa scored a 100-73 victory. Self now has an
overall head coaching mark of 129-79 for a .620
winning percentage in seven years.
Self's 73 wins
surpassed Nolan Richardson (1980-85) for most
wins for a Tulsa head coach in the first three
years. Richardson compiled a 69-25 record in
three full seasons from 1980-81 through the
1982-83 season, while Tubby Smith (1991-95) had
55 wins in three years and J.D. Barnett (1985-91)
had 53 wins in three full years. Self has moved
into seventh place on the school's career
coaching wins list, tying Francis Schmidt
(1915-17, 1981-22) and needing one win to tie
Tubby Smith (1991-95) for sixth place.