Denny Crum Rank
About Denny Crum
Teacher and motivator Denzil “Denny” Crum built collegiate teams that consistently performed well in tournaments. As a result, he has carved himself a reputation as one of the most successful college basketball coaches in modern history. From 1971 to 2001, he was the head coach at the University of Louisville, where he won two NCAA championships (the National Collegiate Athletic Association).
Family and Background
He grew up in nearby Sherman Oaks after being born in San Fernando, California. Dolph Crum, his father, was a semi-professional basketball player who also attended the University of Southern California. Ethel, His mother, was a schoolteacher.
For his high school education, he went to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, where he excelled in basketball, soccer, and track.
He worked as the UCLA freshman basketball coach after graduating in 1958. He returned to Pierce College as an assistant coach in 1961 and was named head coach in 1964 until the 1967 season.
He led the Cardinals to six NCAA Final Four appearances (1972, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986) and the national championships in 1980 and 1986. He stayed at UCLA until 1971, when he moved to the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
Denny Crum was named National Coach of the Year three times in the 1980s (1980, 1983, 1986). Three times, he was named Metro Conference Coach of the Year (1979, 1980, 1983), and 1980 Sporting News Coach of the Year.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted him in 1994.
Denny Crum Rank
F.A.Q. about Denny Crum
When is his birthday?
Denny Crum's birthday is on March 2, 1937.
In how many days is his birthday?
Denny's birthday is in 200 days
How old is he?
He is 85 years old.
Where is Denny from?
He was born in San Fernando, California, U.S..