Francis John McCaffery is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball head coach at the University of Iowa. He has taken four Division I programs to postseason tournaments, including the Iowa Hawkeyes, who reached the finals of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament. He previously served as head coach of Lehigh University, UNC Greensboro, and Siena. McCaffery played college basketball for one season at Wake Forest before transferring to Penn. In his playing days, he acquired the nickname of "White Magic". He began his college coaching career with a stint at Penn as an assistant coach. McCaffery became an assistant coach at Lehigh in 1983. He was the youngest head coach in Division I when he was promoted to head coach in 1985. Following his career at Lehigh, McCaffery spent 11 years as an assistant at Notre Dame. In 1999, he became the head coach of the UNC Greensboro Spartans. McCaffery had a 90–87 record through six seasons.
|Annual salary:||$2.2 million|
|Born:||May 23, 1959, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
About Fran McCaffery
American college basketball coach who was the men's head basketball coach at the University of Iowa. His Iowa Hawkeyes reached the finals of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament.
He played college basketball for one season at Wake Forest and then transferred to Penn.
He was also the head coach at Lehigh, Siena, and North Caroline Greensboro.
He and his wife Margaret have four children together.
He coached the Hawkeyes who John Johnson played for.
Information related to Fran McCaffery
- http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/mccaffery_fran00.html Iowa profile
- http://sienasaints.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/mccaffery_fran00.html Siena profile