Nov 22, 2010Michigan’s Beilein Wins No. 600
John Beilein thought back to the days when he was a young head coach driving the vans at Erie Community College and Nazareth and Le Moyne in upstate New York.
Those teams would eat at Ponderosa on good nights, McDonald’s on others. He’d be the do-it-all guy, barely have assistant coaches and relied on himself and his players for everything.
The late 1970s and early 1980s are a long time ago – it’s been 33 seasons since Beilein first became a head coach. On Sunday, the Michigan basketball team beat Gardner-Webb, 80-58, for Beilein’s 600th victory – No. 525 at four-year schools.