Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski

Professor of the Practice of Leadership

Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski is the former head coach of Duke University men’s basketball team and the Professor of the Practice of Leadership at The Fuqua School of Business.  The NCAA’s all-time wins leader in men’s basketball and the first Division I men’s basketball coach to reach 1,000 career victories, Krzyzewski led the U.S. Men’s National Team to gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey and 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. He finished his tenure as National Team head coach with an 88-1 record and an active 76-game winning streak. He is the first coach – man or woman – to lead a country to three Olympic basketball gold medals.

Krzyzewski is widely recognized for his leadership in leading Duke to five NCAA Championships (second all-time) and 13 NCAA Final Four appearances in his 42 seasons at the helm. He has a career record of 1,202-368 (Most NCAA Division 1 Victories) and a 1,129-309 record as head coach at Duke.

Author of two New York Times best sellers, Leading with the Heart and Beyond Basketball – Coach K’s Keywords to Success, he is a frequent motivational speaker for Fortune 500 companies. His most recent book is The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team. Krzyzewski is also host of the successful Sirius XM Satellite Radio show, Basketball and Beyond.

Coach K is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a 12-time National Coach of the Year; Sports Illustrated named Krzyzewski its Sportsman of the Year in 2011. Coach K has been honored by USA Basketball seven times as the recipient or co-recipient of the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award.

Coach K is the Board Chair of the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, NC. Founded by Coach K in 2006, the Emily K Center has served more than 7,500 students since its inception. Coach K has been on the Board of Directors at the V Foundation since the beginning in 1993. Annually in Napa Valley, he and his wife Mickie host the V Foundation Wine Celebration, an event that has raised tens of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer.