## Fibonacci Win Points List for NCAA Coaches - Expanded

In a previous post, I brought up the concept of applying the Fibonacci Win Points metric created by Bill James and applying that metric to college coaching.  For those who don't remember, Fibonacci Win Points (FWP) are calculated by

Fibonacci Win Points = Wins * (Win Percentage) + (Wins - Losses)

The point of the metric is to demerit coaches whose win totals are padded by longevity, but reward coaches who have high win percentage totals with both factors balancing each other out.  Coaches whose win percentage is about 0.618 or greater will find their FWP greater than their total wins.  Coaches who have a win percentage of 0.500 will find their FWP equal to half of their total wins, and coaches who don't win at all can even have negative FWP values.

The biggest criticism I've received is that FWP values are heavily dependent on strength of schedule.  A coach could schedule nothing but cupcakes before entering conference play.  Regardless of the criticism, I'm moving forward by providing the FWP scores for each coach playing in the top six women's basketball conferences - as well as Utah, a future member.

For coaches who have coached a lonnnnnng time it can be very difficult determining the coach's true record against Division I competition (we have to have some standards somewhere).  Andy Landers started at Roane State.  Was that a Division I school back then?  No, it was a community college, so his Roane State totals are removed.  There will be a notation in the "Legend" column that the total is limited to Division I if there's any question.  In many cases, determining which schools were Division I schools way back when is almost impossible, so if you note any errors, cry out.

Here is the list in order of descending FWP:

 School Conf Coach W L FWP Legend Tennessee SEC Pat Summitt 1005 193 1655 Rutgers BEA C. Vivian Stringer 844 295 1174 Stanford Pac-10 Tara VanDerVeer 757 193 1167 Connecticut BEA Geno Auriemma 696 122 1166 Georgia SEC Andy Landers 732 234 1053 Division I women Ohio State B10 Jim Foster 716 277 955 Virginia ACC Debbie Ryan 632 263 815 North Carolina ACC Sylvia Hatchell 559 214 749 Division I women Texas A&M B12 Gary Blair 562 236 722 Louisiana State SEC Van Chancellor 510 181 705 Northwestern B10 Joe McKeown 534 212 704 Notre Dame BEA Muffet McGraw 525 203 701 Texas B12 Gail Goestenkors 460 134 682 Iowa State B12 Bill Fennelly 498 202 650 Duke ACC Joanne P. McCallie 441 165 597 Villanova BEA Harry Perretta 586 359 590 DePaul BEA Doug Bruno 458 264 485 Mississippi State SEC Sharon Fanning-Otis 567 424 467 Vanderbilt SEC Melanie Balcomb 330 151 405 Division I women Baylor B12 Kim Mulkey 264 76 393 Iowa B10 Lisa Bluder 376 229 381 Oklahoma B12 Sherri Coale 286 133 348 Michigan B10 Kevin Borseth 266 110 344 Arkansas SEC Tom Collen 264 115 333 Maryland ACC Brenda Frese 254 102 333 Nebraska B12 Connie Yori 323 214 303 Texas Tech B12 Kristy Curry 245 113 300 Kansas State B12 Deb Patterson 279 164 291 Pittsburgh BEA Agnus Berenato 413 353 283 Arizona State Pac-10 Charli Turner Thorne 307 208 282 Marquette BEA Terri Mitchell 272 162 280 Kansas B12 Bonnie Henrikson 254 157 254 Minnesota B10 Pam Borton 234 136 246 California Pac-10 Joanne Boyle 186 77 241 Purdue B10 Sharon Versyp 207 114 226 Michigan State B10 Suzy Merchant 215 126 225 Division I women Oklahoma State B12 Kurt Budke 174 84 207 Florida State ACC Sue Semrau 234 166 205 Wake Forest ACC Mike Petersen 257 209 190 Division I women West Virginia BEA Mike Carey 179 107 184 South Carolina SEC Dawn Staley 196 133 180 Missouri B12 Robin Pingeton 144 81 155 Wisconsin B10 Lisa Stone 176 131 146 Division I women Auburn SEC Nell Fortner 133 84 131 Georgia Tech ACC MaChelle Joseph 129 86 120 Virginia Tech ACC Beth Dunkenberger 164 135 119 North Carolina State ACC Kellie Harper 117 79 108 Florida SEC Amanda Butler 98 61 97 Louisville BEA Jeff Walz 74 33 92 St. Johns BEA Kim Barnes Arico 130 112 88 South Florida BEA Jose Fernandez 158 156 82 Boston College ACC Sylvia Crawley 78 52 73 Indiana B10 Felisha Legette-Jack 126 119 72 Georgetown BEA Terri Williams-Flournoy 96 84 63 Syracuse BEA Quentin Hillsman 73 55 60 UCLA Pac-10 Nikki Caldwell 44 21 53 Kentucky SEC Matthew Mitchell 63 61 34 Mississippi SEC Renee Ladner 48 46 27 Illinois B10 Jolette Law 49 50 23 Miami ACC Katie Meier 72 84 21 USC Pac-10 Michael Cooper 19 12 19 Oregon Pac-10 Paul Westhead 18 16 12 Penn State B10 Coquese Washington 41 50 9 Arizona Pac-10 Niya Butts 26 36 1 Providence BEA Phil Seymore 62 87 1 Alabama SEC Wendell Hudson 25 35 0 Clemson ACC Itoh Coleman 0 0 0 Colorado B12 Linda Lappe 0 0 0 Oregon State Pac-10 Scott Rueck 0 0 0 Division I women Seton Hall BEA Anne Donovan 0 0 0 Utah Pac-12 Anthony Levrets (Interim) 0 0 0 Cincinnati BEA Jamelle Elliott 12 18 -1 Washington Pac-10 Tia Jackson 34 58 -11 Washington State Pac-10 June Daugherty 24 66 -36