Coaches with the most March Madness championships

As March Madness sweeps the nation and many are wondering which player will have their breakout year -- eyes will also be on the legendary coaches who compete for the national title from the sidelines every year.

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina's Roy Williams, and Michigan State's Tom Izzo are just a few of the big names that will dominate headlines as their teams head into the first round of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA men's basketball coaches with most championship wins

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1. John Wooden won 10 titles as UCLA head coach. 
2. Duke head coach Mike Kryzewski has won 5 championships with the Blue Devils. 
3. Adolph Rupp won 4 championships as head coach of Kentucky.
T-4. Coach Bob Knight won 3 titles at Indiana.
T-4. University of Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun won 3 NCAA championships. 
T-6. Indiana head coach Branch McCracken won 2 championships with the Hoosiers. 
T-6. Henry Iba won 2 NCAA titles at Oklahoma State.

T-6. Coach Phil Woolpert won 2 championships at San Francisco.

(Original Caption) The University of San Francisco made basketball history by winning their 40th straight victory by the score of 33-24. Shown in the dressing room after their victory are left to right: BIll Russell, Father Tichner, athletic director at USF, Jack King (21), Coach Phil Woolpert, Mike Farmer, Casey Jones and Gene Brown (15). Center foreground is Mike Preseau.

T-6. Ed Jucker won 2 NCAA championships at Cincinnati.
T-6. Louisville coach Denny Crum won 2 championships.
T-6. Dean Smith won 2 NCAA titles at UNC.
T-6. Roy Williams also won 2 championships at North Carolina.
T-6. Billy Donovan won 2 championships at Florida.
T-6. Coach Rick Pitino has won 2 championships -- 1 at Kentucky and 1 at Louisville.
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Coach K has racked up the most tournament wins of any coach in history, topping the all-time list with 90. He's 20 wins ahead of UNC's Williams, who comes in at No. 2 on the all time tournament win list with 70.

Krzyzewski is also leading the way with 12 Final Four appearances -- tied with legendary UCLA head coach John Wooden. Wooden, however, tops the list of championship wins by two-fold. Wooden racked up 10 championship titles during his 27-year tenure. Krzyzewski is next on the championship wins list with 5.

Every UCLA Men's March Madness championship

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1964 vs. Duke

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1965 vs. Michigan

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1967 vs. Dayton

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1968 vs. North Carolina

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1969 vs. Purdue

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1970 vs. Jacksonville

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1971 vs. Villanova

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1972 vs. Florida State

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1973 vs. Memphis State

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1975 vs. Kentucky

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1995 vs. Arkansas

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On the ladies side of the court, UConn's Geno Auriemma and Tennessee's Pat Summitt have set the bar high. Auriemma lead the Huskies to their 11th national championship in 2016, becoming the first coach to surpass John Wooden's 10 titles. The late Summitt served as the Lady Volunteers' head coach for 38 years, winning eight championship titles.

RELATED: Pat Summit through the years

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Former women's college basketball head coach Pat Summit attends the world premiere of ESPN movie 'Pat XO' on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year, College Basketball coaches Pat Summit and Mike Krzyzewski accept award from Time Inc Sports Group editor Terry McDonell at the 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation at The IAC Building on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Tennessee head coach Pat Summit yells during the first half of a semifinal game in the NCAA Women's Final Four at the St. Petersburg Times Forum on Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Pat Summit gives the team an earful during a time out during the NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3, 2007. Tennessee defeated Rutgers 59-46. (Photo by Kelly Kline/WireImage) 
Pat Summit Tenn Head coach during the semifinal of the NCAA Women's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on April 1, 2007. (Photo by Kelly Kline/WireImage)
Pat Summit holds up the trophy and cuts the net during the NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3, 2007. Tennessee defeated Rutgers 59-46. (Photo by Kelly Kline/WireImage)
10 Dec 1994: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEAD WOMEN''S BASKETBALL COACH PAT SUMMITT ISSUES INSTRUCTIONS TO HER TEAM FROM THE SIDELINES DURING THEIR 78-74 WIN OVER PENN STATE AT THE ROBBINS CENTER IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
1987: The Tennessee Lady Vols raise their arms in triumph with coach Pat Summit after winning the Final Four game against Long Beach State during the Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament in 1987. The Lady Vols went on to win the NCAA Championship against Louisiana Tech. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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