Best ISU Coach of All Time?

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  1. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Who do you think is the best coach that Iowa State has ever had, in any sport?

    I would probably give the nod to Bill Fennelly, given how he has built our women's basketball program up from nothing into a seemingly perennial NCAA participant. I really think this coming year will be a great one for the Twister Sisters. :notworthy:
     
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    Harold Nichols
     
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    Harold Nichols...and its not even close.
     
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    I think I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on that.
     
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    Fenelly is definately on the short list. Who was the Men's Gymnastics coach that won 3-4 National Championships?
     
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    Here’s my Top 5: Harold Nichols #1, Bill Fennelly #2, Johnny Orr #3, Johnny Majors #4, Tim Floyd #5.
     
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    Exactly. Is this really debatable?
     
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    Dan Mccarney! No doubt about it.
     
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    Wayne Morgan, no contest.
     
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    Love it. I'm w/ this guy.
     
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    Jim Walden......? hahaha
     
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    looks spot-on to me.
     
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    No doubt about it, Harold Nichols.
     
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    You would have to put Larry E up there for the amount of success he had in a short period of time. Too bad it had to end the way it did.

    Bill Bergan put Iowa State on the track and field map. 25 Big 8 titles and two national championships. Pretty impressive for a school in the upper Midwest.
     
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    Here we go again. :arghh:
     
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    #20 Dryburn, Aug 8, 2008
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    As far as major sports, I would have to go with Harold Nichols. Second choice would probably be Johnny Orr.

    In minor sports, even though it is not there any more, one of our best-known and most successful coaches was Ed Gagnier in Men's Gymnastics. His teams were pretty dominant back then. 8 Big Eight Titles, 3 national titles, 53 All-Americans. Not bad.
     

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