Rank ‘Em: UNC Basketball’s Coaches Since 1944

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#7 – Tom Scott – Record: 100-65 .606 (1946-1952, 0 National Championships)

First things first, there is not a “bad” coach on this list. Plenty of coaches around the world would be just fine with Scott’s coaching resume. It’s hard for me to judge a man who coached at UNC before either of my parents were born, but his resume precedes him. Scott got his coaching start at a small school in Moorhead, Minnesota known as Concordia-Moorhead (currently an NCAA Division-III program in the MIAC conference). He spent two seasons there before taking a job at Central Missouri State where he had a nice five-year run.

Scott won 87 games at CMS before taking over at North Carolina in 1946. His first four seasons saw a great success rate. Scott’s teams finished those seasons  with 19, 20, 20, and 17 wins for the Carolina faithful, respectively. It was looking up for him and the program at the time. The wheels started to come off the final two years he was at the helm, however. His last two seasons the team finished with a losing record (12-15 each year) ultimately leading to his dismissal. He coached the team for six seasons before being replaced by Frank McGuire.