It is official. Mack Brown is returning to UNC, the place he coached from 1988 to 1997 and led the Tar Heels to a 69-46-1 file and 6 bowl appearances.

Brown first got here to UNC from Tulane, and, after consecutive 1-10 finishes, completed 6-Four-1 in 1990 — then by no means completed with a file under .500 for the relaxation of his tenure in Chapel Hill.

After main the Tar Heels to back-to-back 10 win seasons in 1996 and 1997, Brown left for Texas, the place he coached from 1998 to 2013 and won a nationwide title when the Longhorns upset USC in the Rose Bowl to finish the 2005 season.

Brown, who has spent the previous 5 years as an analyst for ESPN, would not be the first soccer coach this 12 months to go from analyzing groups on ESPN to rejoining an outdated team on the sideline. Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders this 12 months — and now sits at 2-9. It has been a blended bag for coaches returning to groups they’ve already coached.


Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders (1998-2001, 2018-present)

Jon Gruden is again for a second go-around with the Raiders. Ben Margot/AP

Why he left: Regardless of main the Raiders to back-to-back playoff appearances, uncertainty in Oakland led the Raiders to commerce Gruden to the Bucs for multiple first-round draft picks. Gruden went on to win a Tremendous Bowl in Tampa.

Whereas he was away: The Raiders went to the Tremendous Bowl in the first 12 months post-Gruden however have been terrible in the years that adopted. From 2003 to 2015, Oakland made the playoffs a whopping zero occasions, biking by way of 9 coaches in the course of.

When he returned: The hype was actual round Gruden’s return to the Bay Space. Season 1 of Gruden Spherical 2 remains to be in progress, however the outcomes aren’t promising — a 2-9 file, plus the commerce of Khalil Mack to the Bears.

Homecoming quote: “It was superior,” Gruden stated of his first preseason recreation again. “I imply, I noticed some recognizable faces that had received a bit bit older, noticed some outdated associates that imply quite a bit to me. Like I’ve stated all alongside, it is an amazing duty. The nostalgia’s worn off, so we have to do one thing with the alternative.”

The way it went: TBD — however the Raiders are struggling, and, with a 2-9 file halfway by way of the season, the playoffs are out of attain.

Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins (1981-92, 2004-07)

Joe Gibbs won three Tremendous Bowls in his first stint with the Redskins and had one playoff victory in his second run with the team. Jim McIsaac/Getty Photos

Why he left: Gibbs led the Redskins to three Tremendous Bowl victories earlier than retiring to concentrate on his NASCAR team.

Whereas he was away: The Redskins went by way of six coaches in 12 years and missed the playoffs for a fourth straight season, going 5-11 with Steve Spurrier in the closing season, earlier than Gibbs returned.

When he returned: The Redskins went 6-10 in his first season again however have been 10-6 the following season, serving to deliver credibility again to the franchise.

Homecoming quote: “Joe Gibbs helped outline what the Washington Redskins stand for: integrity, arduous work, dedication, successful and championships. Who higher to set our technique and lead the Redskins again to championship glory?” — proprietor Dan Snyder

The way it went: Gibbs had a 30-34 file in the common season, two playoff appearances and one playoff victory in his second stint with the team.

Artwork Shell, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1989-94, 2006)

Artwork Shell had a stable run in his first tenure with the Raiders, however his second tour lasted just one season. USA TODAY Sports activities

Why he left: Regardless of going 56-41 (together with playoffs) and being named coach of the 12 months in 1990 after main the Raiders to a 12-Four file and an look in the AFC Championship Sport, Shell was fired after going 9-7 in 1994. The Raiders went into that season as AFC favorites however missed the playoffs.

Whereas he was away: In 5 full seasons underneath Shell, the Raiders had a successful file 4 occasions. In the 11 seasons he was away, they’d solely three successful seasons. Of the 5 head coaches employed after Shell was fired, just one (Gruden) compiled a successful file.

When he returned: Al Davis admitted that he made a mistake firing Shell and gave him one other shot. However Shell’s Raiders scored solely 12 touchdowns on offense in 16 video games, and gamers similar to Jerry Porter and Randy Moss voiced their frustrations.

Homecoming quote: “It is coming house; it is coming house to end what I began. It is like going out into the wilderness, and also you journey round, you be taught, you collect expertise and new concepts, however but you evolve as an individual and as a coach, and I feel I’ve finished that.” — Shell, upon his return

The way it went: Not effectively. Shell’s return lasted only one season, and the Raiders went 2-14, setting a franchise file for losses and scoring futility.

George Halas, Chicago Bears (1920-29, 1933-42, 1946-55, 1958-67)

George Halas had 4 stretches with the Bears and won a championship in every of them. Malcolm Emmons/USA TODAY Sports activities

Why he left: One of the co-founders of the NFL, Halas was not solely the coach in his first stint with the membership but additionally a participant — and he took over as proprietor and dealt with working the franchise. He won a title in 1921 however retired from enjoying and stepped again from teaching in 1930, taking up as the sole proprietor in 1932. Halas entered the Navy after the creation of World Battle II in 1942 and left the membership once more.

Whereas he was away: The Bears won one other title in 1932, however Halas took over as coach the following 12 months to reduce prices whereas enduring the Nice Despair. Whereas he was serving in the Navy, the Bears won one other championship in 1943.

When he returned: Halas’ T-formation offense helped the Bears to titles in 1933, 1940 and 1941 upon his first return. He won one other championship in his first 12 months again on the sideline in 1946. After a pair years away in the ’50s, he returned to teaching for an additional decade, successful the final of his six championships in 1963.

Homecoming quote: “I suppose I started to notice this in a single of our closing video games final season, after I began speeding after the referee who was pacing off a penalty, and it out of the blue dawned on me that I wasn’t gaining on him. I started to ponder whether the officers have been rushing up or I used to be slowing down.” — Halas, whereas asserting his retirement after his final stint

The way it went: “Papa Bear” had 4 stints as head coach of the Bears — and won not less than one championship throughout every cease — however after the conflict, he did not get pleasure from the same success as earlier than. He was inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 1963 and retired in 1968. His initials (GSH) nonetheless adorn the sleeve of the Bears’ jerseys right now.

Different notables: Ted Marchibroda, Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1975-79, 1992-95); Chuck Knox, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1973-77, 1992-94); Bud Grant, Minnesota Vikings (1967-83, 1985); Lou Saban, Buffalo Payments (1962-65, 1972-76); Sid Gillman, San Diego Chargers (1960-69, 1971)


Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers (2005-10, 2013-14)

Mike Brown led Cleveland to the Finals in 2007 however lasted just one season after the Cavs introduced him again for a second tour of obligation. Mark Duncan/AP Picture

Why he left: Brown led the Cavs to their first Finals look in 2007 and was named coach of the 12 months in 2009 after a franchise-best 66-16 season. After one other 60-win season in 2010, the Cavs didn’t attain the Finals once more and fired Brown regardless of his prolific regular-season file.

Whereas he was away: LeBron James, who was coming off his second MVP, bolted Cleveland for Miami, and the Cavs missed the playoffs yearly Brown was gone, by no means successful greater than 24 video games.

When he returned: Brown was rehired by the Cavaliers, changing Byron Scott, with proprietor Dan Gilbert saying that firing Brown the first time was a mistake.

Homecoming quote: “It is not one thing I thought of each day, however issues work in a mysterious manner, and I am excited to have the alternative once more.” — Brown upon being rehired.

The way it went: Accidents and reported infighting torpedoed the Cavs, and Brown was fired after a 33-49 season.

Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2004, 2005-11)

Phil Jackson won 11 titles as a head coach, together with 5 with Kobe Bryant. Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Photos

Why he left: The Lakers have been coming off a loss to the Pistons in the NBA Finals, and proprietor Jerry Buss determined that the trio of Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal now not labored. Jackson had coached the Lakers to three championships in 5 seasons.

Whereas he was away: The Lakers had their worst season in 11 years, going 34-48 and lacking the playoffs underneath the mixture of Rudy Tomjanovich (who resigned midseason, citing well being issues) and Frank Hamblen.

When he returned: The Jackson-Lakers reunion got here simply 361 days after his departure. Gone was O’Neal, who was traded after an extended feud with Bryant.

Homecoming quote: “That is one thing I by no means thought may presumably occur. It is a pleasure to come again.” — Jackson, upon his return.

The way it went: The Lakers returned to the playoffs in Jackson’s first 12 months again, however it took time for them to return to their earlier glory. A visit to the Finals in 2008 led to defeat, however Jackson added two extra championship rings, successful back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.

Don Nelson, Golden State Warriors (1988-95, 2006-10)

Don Nelson compiled lots of wins in his teaching profession however by no means made it to the NBA Finals. AP Picture/Ben Margot, File

Why he left: In his final full season, Nelson led the Warriors to a 50-32 file and a third-place end in the Pacific Division. He resigned midway by way of the following season as disputes with ahead Chris Webber triggered rising pressure.

Whereas he was away: Webber was traded to the Wizards following his rookie season of 1993-94. After a short stint with the Knicks, Nelson went on to a extremely profitable run in Dallas, inheriting one of the worst groups in the league and turning it right into a perennial playoff energy.

When he returned: Golden State went by way of eight coaches after Nelson’s tenure led to 1995 — with none lasting greater than two years — and went 12 straight seasons and not using a successful file or a playoff berth. Nelson received the Warriors into the playoffs in his first season again.

Homecoming quote: “I am joyful for Nellie. I feel which means that the Warriors will lastly make the playoffs. Nellie is that good a coach.” — Dallas Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban

The way it went: Nelson went 42-40 in his first season again with Golden State, clinching a playoff berth on the closing day of the common season and surprising the top-seeded Mavericks — the NBA’s greatest regular-season team and Nelson’s former employer — in six video games in the first spherical. It was Golden State’s first playoff collection win since 1991 and simply the third time a No. Eight seed had won an opening-round collection. The Warriors missed the playoffs in Nelson’s closing three seasons on the bench. Nelson by no means took a team to the NBA Finals, however he won a file 1,335 regular-season video games and was voted coach of the 12 months 3 times throughout his profession.

Different notables: Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-2005, 2014-15); Lionel Hollins, Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies (1999-2000, 2004, 2009-13); Paul Silas, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats (1999-2002, 2010-12); Kevin McHale, Minnesota Timberwolves (2005, 2008-09); Brian Hill, Orlando Magic (1993-97, 2005-07); Dick Motta, Dallas Mavericks (1980-87, 1994-96); Cotton Fitzsimmons, Phoenix Suns (1970-72, 1988-92, 1996); Bernie Bickerstaff, Seattle SuperSonics (1985-89, 1989-90); Mike Fratello, Atlanta Hawks (1981, 1983-90); Gene Shue, Baltimore/Washington Bullets (1966-73, 1980-86) and San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers (1978-79, 1987-89); Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics (1969-72, 1977-85); Pink Holzman, New York Knicks (1967-77, 1978-82)


John Gibbons, Toronto Blue Jays (2004-08, 2013-present)

John Gibbons received the name to return to the Blue Jays in 2013. Mark Cunningham/MLB Images/Getty Photos

Why he left: Final-place Toronto was 35-39, using a five-game skid and trailing AL East chief Boston by 10 half video games when Gibbons was fired. With the exception of an 87-75 season in 2006, the Blue Jays did not end any higher than third in the AL East in his 5 years with the team.

Whereas he was away: Cito Gaston, who helped the Jays win back-to-back World Sequence titles in 1992 and 1993, changed Gibbons. The Blue Jays completed in fourth place in the AL East every season Gibbons was gone. Gibbons, in the meantime, served as a bench coach for the Royals for 2 seasons.

When he returned: Toronto had not made the playoffs since its 1993 World Sequence win, however the Blue Jays elevated their win whole in every of Gibbons’ first three years again and have reached the playoffs twice since he returned.

Homecoming quote: “I do not know that there was anyone higher in phrases of managing a bullpen, connecting with the gamers, connecting with the entrance workplace, holding gamers accountable.” — Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos

The way it went: The Jays won the AL East in 2015, making it to the ALCS, wherein they misplaced to the Royals in six video games. They returned to the ALCS the following season and fell to the Indians in 5 video games. Gibbons remains to be at the helm.

Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves (1978-1981, 1990-2010)

Bobby Cox’s Braves won the division a file 14 straight occasions between 1991 and 2005. AP Picture/Luis M. Alvarez

Why he left: Following last-place finishes in every of his first two seasons, the Braves completed fourth in 1980 with their first file above .500 since 1974. Cox was fired by proprietor Ted Turner following a fifth-place end in the 1981 strike-shortened season.

Whereas he was away: Joe Torre took over in 1982 and led the Braves to their first division title since 1969 however was fired after the 1984 season. The team steadily declined from there, culminating in a 106-loss season in 1988. Cox went on to handle the Blue Jays, who steadily improved underneath his steering and reached the ALCS in 1985, falling in seven video games to the Royals.

When he returned: After serving as GM of the Braves since 1986, Cox named himself supervisor in 1990. The Braves, who had been down and out, have been about to see their fortunes change.

Homecoming quote: “Bobby might be the most certified individual, not simply on this group, however wherever. He additionally has the greatest really feel for this team since he largely is the one most chargeable for placing it collectively.” — Team president Stan Kasten

The way it went: To illustrate the second time was a allure. The Braves went from final place to first and went to the World Sequence in 1991, falling in seven video games to the Twins. They won the division a file 14 straight occasions between 1991 and 2005, successful the NL pennant 5 occasions in that span and including a World Sequence championship in 1995. A four-time supervisor of the 12 months, Cox retired with the fourth-most wins (2,504 and a couple of,149 with the Braves) by a supervisor in 2010 and entered the Corridor of Fame in 2014.

Billy Martin, New York Yankees (1975-78, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1988)

Billy Martin had an on and off once more — and on and off repeatedly — relationship with the Yankees. AP Picture/Marty Lederhandler

Why he left: Martin had 5 stints managing the Yankees — and had a successful file in every — however was nonetheless fired or pressured to resign by team proprietor George Steinbrenner on a reasonably common foundation. Martin resigned earlier than he could possibly be fired in 1978 after ongoing drama triggered turmoil all through the group. He was fired once more as supervisor after going 91-72 in 1983, however he took on a scouting function with the team. Martin was relieved of his managing duties after a 97-win season in 1985, however he acquired a elevate to keep with the group out of worry that he would possibly go away for an additional job. Martin was once more fired in 1988 after a collection of points on and off the area.

Whereas he was away: The Yankees won the World Sequence in 1978 underneath Bob Lemon, however Lemon was fired after a sluggish begin the following season, and Martin, who led the Yankees to a World Sequence title in 1977 after being swept in 1976, was rehired. The Yankees reached the World Sequence once more in 1981 underneath Lemon however misplaced to the Dodgers in six video games. Between his second and third stints with the Yankees, Martin managed the A’s and won two AP supervisor of the 12 months awards. He even met the Yankees in the 1981 ALCS, wherein Oakland was swept in a best-of-five collection.

When he returned: Martin’s first return did not final lengthy. He was fired by Steinbrenner after getting right into a bar struggle with a marshmallow salesman. Regardless of successful data in every of his returns, Martin by no means lasted a couple of season as supervisor after his preliminary hiring.

Homecoming quote: “All I do know is [as Yankees manager], I go individuals on the road nowadays, and they do not know whether or not to say good day or to say goodbye.” — Martin, upon his 1983 rehiring

The way it went: In whole, Martin went 556-385 in his eight seasons managing the Yankees, successful two pennants and one World Sequence. However repeated confrontations and points on and off the area derailed his managerial profession.

Different notables: Cito Gaston, Toronto Blue Jays (1989-97, 2008-10); Earl Weaver, Baltimore Orioles (1968-82, 1985-86); Bob Lemon, New York Yankees (1978-79, 1981-82); Ralph Houk, New York Yankees (1961-63, 1966-73); Bucky Harris, Washington Senators (1924-28, 1935-42, 1950-54) and Detroit Tigers (1929-33, 1955-56)


Ken Hitchcock, Dallas Stars (1995-2002, 2017-18)

Ken Hitchcock’s return to the Stars lasted just one season earlier than he retired with 823 wins, good for third-most in NHL historical past. Glenn James/NHLI through Getty Photos

Why he left: Hitchcock led the Stars to a first-place end in the Central Division in his first full season and took them to the convention finals the following season. Then, in the 1998-99 season, Hitchcock led the Stars to the Presidents’ Trophy with a 51-19-12 file and went on to win the Stanley Cup. The Stars made it to the Cup Ultimate the subsequent season however misplaced to the Devils. Hitchcock was fired as coach a season and a half later amid strife between gamers and administration.

Whereas he was away: Hitchcock went on to coach the Flyers, Blue Jackets and Blues, accumulating 9 playoff appearances and two journeys to the convention finals. The Stars made it to the playoffs in every of the subsequent 5 seasons, reaching the convention finals in 2007-08, however they have made it to the postseason solely twice since.

When he returned: Optimism was the phrase. Hitchcock stated he noticed “one thing particular” on this team, however it did not pan out. The Stars went 42-32-Eight, completed sixth in the Central and missed the playoffs.

Homecoming quote: “First of all, that is an emotional day for me as a result of that is like coming house. This implies the world for me.” — Hitchcock, upon his return

The way it went: The thrill about Hitchcock’s return did not translate to success on the ice, as the Stars battled accidents and a tough stretch in the second half of the season and missed the playoffs regardless of a 92-point season. Hitchcock introduced his retirement after the season, ending with 823 profession regular-season wins, good for third-most all time.

Al Arbour, New York Islanders (1973-86, 1988-94, 2007)

The Islanders introduced Al Arbour again for one recreation — his 1,500th with the franchise — in 2007. Jim McIsaac/Getty Photos

Why he left: After a collection of playoff disappointments, Arbour’s Islanders won 4 Stanley Cups in a row, starting with the 1979-80 season. The Islanders won 19 straight playoff collection earlier than falling in the 1984 Cup Ultimate. Arbour retired from teaching following the 1985-86 season and accepted a place in the Islanders’ entrance workplace.

Whereas he was away: The Islanders continued their lengthy streak of playoff appearances however misplaced in the division finals in the 1986-87 season and in the division semifinals in 1987-88.

When he returned: Following a disappointing begin to the 1988-89 season, the Islanders fired Terry Simpson, and Arbour returned as head coach. The Islanders went on to miss the playoffs for the first time since the 1973-74 season.

Homecoming quote: ”I by no means had any thought of coming again as coach, and I did have second ideas when [GM] Invoice [Torrey] requested me. My coronary heart was racing, and it nonetheless is.” — Arbour, upon his 1988 return

The way it went: The Islanders returned to the playoffs in Arbour’s first season again however missed out on the postseason the subsequent two years. They made yet another deep run underneath Arbour in 1993, after they fell in the convention finals. Arbour retired after the 1993-94 season however was introduced again in 2007 at age 75 to coach his 1,500th recreation for the Islanders. He’s the solely coach in NHL historical past to coach 1,500 video games for a team.

Artwork Ross, Boston Bruins (1924-34, 1936-39, 1942-45)

Artwork Ross coached two Stanley Cup winners and reached the Ultimate three different occasions. AP Picture/File

Why he left: Ross, who got here up with the team identify and was the Bruins’ first coach, constructed a Stanley Cup winner in lower than 5 years. He was additionally the first coach to substitute his goaltender with an additional attacker. Ross stepped away from the bench in 1934 to concentrate on managing the team and once more in 1939 after successful his second Stanley Cup.

Whereas he was away: There have been rumors that coach Frank Patrick was not as strict on his gamers as Ross wished, in addition to allegations of heavy ingesting on the half of the coach. The Bruins misplaced each years in the playoffs to the Maple Leafs, and Patrick was fired and Ross returned as head coach. After Ross stepped apart the second time, the Bruins won one other Cup in the 1940-41 season underneath Cooney Weiland.

When he returned: Ross led the Bruins to a Stanley Cup championship in his third season again on the bench. He made it again to the Ultimate in his final cease with the team, however the Bruins have been swept by the Pink Wings.

Homecoming quote: “His two sons served abroad and had glorious data. I figured anyone who may rear two boys like that have to be all proper.” — Conn Smythe, on patching up his long-standing feud with Ross

The way it went: Ross won a Stanley Cup in his first reunion and made one other journey to the Cup Ultimate in his final stint with the Bruins. All instructed, he coached two Cup winners and reached the Ultimate three different occasions. Ross was inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 1949 and retired as GM of the Bruins in 1954. The Artwork Ross Trophy is given to the main scorer in the common season.

Different notables: Randy Carlyle, Anaheim Geese (2005-12, 2016-current); Claude Julien, Montreal Canadiens (2003-06, 2016-current); Michel Therrien, Montreal Canadiens (2000-03, 2012-17); Ted Nolan, Buffalo Sabres (1995-97, 2013-15); Jacques Lemaire, New Jersey Devils (1993-98, 2009-11); Larry Robinson, New Jersey Devils (2000-02, 2005); Glen Sather, Edmonton Oilers (1976-89, 1993-94); Harry Sinden, Boston Bruins (1966-70, 1979-80, 1984-85); Cecil Hart, Montreal Canadiens (1926-32, 1936-39); Newsy Lalonde, Montreal Canadiens (1917-22, 1932-35)

School soccer

Randy Edsall, Connecticut Huskies (1999-2010, 2017-present)

Randy Edsall is again at Connecticut regardless of not leaving on the greatest of phrases the first time round. AP Picture/Ross D. Franklin, File

Why he left: After main UConn to the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, Edsall didn’t communicate to his gamers or fly again with the team after its loss to Oklahoma. As an alternative, he flew to Maryland, the place he was launched as the Terrapins’ coach.

Whereas he was away: UConn went by way of three coaches and 6 consecutive shedding seasons. The Huskies had one bowl look after the 2015 season, albeit in a 6-7 12 months underneath Bob Diaco. Edsall had solely two successful seasons at Maryland and was fired after a 2-Four begin in 2015.

When he returned: Edsall, who was the profession chief in wins at UConn with 74 and had 5 bowl appearances in 12 seasons, agreed to a five-year contract and apologized for the manner he left the program. There was additionally controversy after he returned about the late withdrawal of a scholarship supply and a violation of state nepotism legal guidelines when he employed his son.

Homecoming quote: “Virtually six years in the past, I made one of the worst choices in phrases of how I left the College of Connecticut. That’s one thing I have to dwell with, and I’ve lived with. I am not excellent. Everyone makes a mistake. I remorse it. It is one thing that has weighed closely on me over the years, and I simply hope that I shall be in a position to earn the belief again from all the fantastic followers.” — Edsall, upon his return

The way it went: UConn went Three-9 (2-6 in AAC) in Edsall’s first season again. Edsall helped take UConn from the FCS to FBS and all the manner to the Fiesta Bowl in his first tenure and faces one other tall activity in his second stint. The Huskies opened the 2018 season with a 56-17 loss to UCF in Week 1.

Invoice Snyder, Kansas State (1989-2005, 2009-present)

Invoice Snyder reworked Kansas State soccer from a pushover right into a powerhouse. AP Picture/Charlie Riedel

Why he left: Snyder retired in 2005 after Okay-State’s second straight shedding season, ending 136-68-1 in his first tenure. Okay-State had won solely 130 video games the earlier 51 years. In 1998, he led the Wildcats to an 11-Zero regular-season file and their first No. 1 rating — 10 years after Sports activities Illustrated known as the soccer program the worst in the nation. In the 2003 season, Okay-State won the Massive 12 championship, its first main convention title since 1934.

Whereas he was away: The Wildcats had one successful season and one bowl look (a loss in the Texas Bowl) underneath Ron Prince, a interval throughout which Okay-State renamed its soccer stadium Invoice Snyder Household Soccer Stadium. Prince was fired close to the finish of the 2008 season.

When he returned: After going 6-6 in his first season again, Snyder has led Okay-State to eight straight bowl video games, together with a visit to the Fiesta Bowl after the 2012 season. The Wildcats began that season 10-Zero and have been ranked No. 1 till a loss to Baylor. Snyder was inducted into the School Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2015. He’s coming off an Eight-5 season and a win in the Cactus Bowl.

Homecoming quote: “This isn’t only a Invoice Snyder factor. This can be a household factor and a Wildcat household factor. We want all people to be concerned in caring, and in a real and an actual manner. I am simply happy to be right here with them once more.” — Snyder, upon his return

The way it went: Snyder’s magic has made Okay-State related once more. Kansas State was 299-510 in 93 years of play earlier than he took over the first time and had been to one bowl recreation. The Wildcats had not won a convention title since 1934, had solely two successful seasons in the earlier 34 years and have been using a 27-game winless streak. Beneath Snyder, they have been to 19 bowl video games. Okay-State has had just one season underneath .500 since Snyder returned.

Bobby Petrino, Louisville (2003-06, 2014-present)

Bobby Petrino led Louisville to a 12-1 season in 2006, culminating in an Orange Bowl win. Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports activities

Why he left: After spending 4 years at Louisville and turning the Cardinals right into a nationwide energy — he led them to 11 wins in 2004 and 12 wins in 2006 — Petrino accepted a five-year, $24 million contract in 2007 to go to the NFL and coach the Atlanta Falcons.

Whereas he was away: With the Falcons at the backside of the NFC South at Three-10, Petrino abruptly resigned to take a job as the head coach at Arkansas, the place he spent 4 seasons earlier than being fired after a bike accident that exposed an inappropriate relationship with a college staffer. In the meantime at Louisville, the Cardinals floundered underneath Steve Kragthorpe for 3 seasons however ultimately constructed again up underneath Charlie Robust, who spent 4 seasons there and went 11-2 in 2012 and 12-1 in 2013.

When he returned: Following his stint at Arkansas and one 12 months at Western Kentucky, Petrino returned to Louisville after Robust took the head-coaching job at Texas. Petrino signed a seven-year, $24.5 million deal.

Homecoming quote: “I made errors, each professionally and personally. “That is one thing I am not going to do once more. … My first mistake was leaving right here.” — Petrino, upon his return

The way it went: Louisville went 9-Four in Petrino’s first season again. The Cardinals are 34-19 general in the four-plus seasons since his return and have been to a bowl recreation yearly, successful one.

Different notables: Clay Helton, USC (2013-interim, 2015-present); Dennis Franchione, Texas State (1990-91, 2011-15); Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin (1990-2005, 2012, 2014); Bo Pelini, Nebraska (2003-interim, 2008-14); Mike Riley, Oregon State (1997-98, 2003-14); Chris Ault, Nevada (1976-92, 1994-95, 2004-12); Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee (1992-interim, 1993-2008); Dennis Erickson, Idaho (1982-85, 2006); John Robinson, USC (1976-82, 1993-97); Johnny Majors, Pittsburgh (1973-76, 1993-96); Invoice Walsh, Stanford (1977-78, 1992-94); Frank Leahy, Notre Dame (1941-43, 1946-53); Robert Neyland, Tennessee (1926-34, 1936-40, 1946-52); Walter Camp, Stanford (1892, 1894-95)

School basketball

Billy Tubbs, Lamar Cardinals (1976-80, 2003-06)

Billy Tubbs had profitable stops at Oklahoma and TCU earlier than returning to Lamar. AP Picture/Mark Weber

Why he left: Tubbs led the Cardinals to their first NCAA Division I basketball event in 1979, they usually fell in the second spherical to eventual champion Michigan State. Tubbs took Lamar to the Candy 16 the subsequent season, grew to become a sizzling teaching commodity and ultimately left for Oklahoma.

Whereas he was away: Lamar’s success continued underneath Pat Foster, who made two NCAA tourney journeys in his six years at the helm. Issues did not go as effectively from there, as Lamar went by way of 5 coaches after Foster’s exit and made just one postseason look. In the meantime, Tubbs took over an OU team that had one NCAA event win in 33 years. By 1985, the Sooners have been a No. 1 seed in the NCAA event. In 1988, they made it to the nationwide title recreation. He went on to have a reasonably profitable run at TCU as effectively earlier than returning to Lamar.

When he returned: Lamar hadn’t won the Southland in 12 years and hadn’t made it to the NCAA Match since 2000. The Cardinals went 11-18 in Tubbs’ first season again. It was Tubbs’ first shedding season since his first 12 months at Oklahoma.

Homecoming quote: “My athletic director feels we must be successful the convention and going to the NCAA playoffs, or he’ll hearth my butt.” — Tubbs, who was additionally Lamar’s AD at the time

The way it went: After a uncommon shedding season in his first 12 months again, Tubbs led Lamar to an 18-11 file in 2004-05 and a 17-14 file in 2005-06. Tubbs resigned as head coach in 2006 after placing collectively a 641-340 profession file however remained as athletic director. He retired in 2011.

Lou Carnesecca, St. John’s (1965-70, 1973-92)

Lou Carnesecca had back-to-back 30-win seasons with St. John’s in the mid-1980s. AP Picture/G. Paul Burnett

Why he left: Carnesecca by no means won fewer than 18 video games and was 104-35 general in his first stint with St. John’s. He jumped to the skilled ranks in 1970 and coached the New York Nets of the ABA for 3 seasons.

Whereas he was away: St. John’s went 56-27 underneath Frank Mulzoff and made one event look. Carnesecca led the 1971-72 Nets to the ABA Finals, wherein they misplaced to the Indiana Pacers.

When he returned: Carnesecca led St. John’s to not less than 20 wins in every of his first seven seasons again and superior to the Elite Eight in the 1978-79 season. The team made it to the Candy 16 in 1983 and reached the Ultimate 4 in 1985, with Chris Mullin and Mark Jackson main the manner.

Homecoming quote: “The professionals have been an amazing expertise for me. I heartily consider that every one faculty coaches ought to spend one 12 months in the execs. It is an amazing eye-opener, particularly for individuals who have Napoleonic tendencies.” — Carnesecca, upon his return

The way it went: Carnesecca went 422-165 in his second tenure at St. John’s, posting 15 20-win seasons (together with two 30-win campaigns in 1985 and ’86) and reaching the NCAA event 15 occasions. Carnesecca retired after the 1991-92 season, one 12 months after St. John’s reached the Elite Eight once more. General, he averaged greater than 20 wins per season for his profession and compiled a 526-200 file (18 20-win seasons). St. John’s reached the postseason in every of his 24 seasons (18 NCAAs and 6 NITs). Carnesecca was inducted into the Basketball Corridor of Fame in 1986.

Phog Allen, Kansas Jayhawks (1907-09, 1919-56)

Phog Allen’s contributions to basketball went effectively past his accomplishments at Kansas. AP Picture/Dave Taylor

Why he left: Allen had taken the reins from James Naismith, who is called the inventor of the recreation. After going 18-6 in 1907-08 and 25-Three in 1908-09, Allen took a hiatus to research osteopathic drugs at Kansas School of Osteopathy.

Whereas he was away: W.O. Hamilton took the helm and led Kansas to an 18-1 file in his first season. After going 33-2 in two seasons from 1913 to 1915, Hamilton’s Jayhawks settled into mediocrity, and after a 7-9 season in 1918-19, Allen returned as Kansas’ head coach.

When he returned: From 1921 to 1927, Allen’s groups by no means misplaced greater than three video games and completed atop the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Affiliation every season. Kansas had the greatest file in its convention 11 occasions in 13 years from 1930 to 1943 and completed as NCAA runners-up in 1939-40. Beneath Allen, who performed a key function in the creation of the NCAA event, the Jayhawks have been nationwide champions in 1951-52 and completed as runners-up the following season.

Homecoming quote: Allen, when instructed by Naismith that basketball could not be coached: “Nicely, you may actually train free throwing. And you may train the boys to go at angles and run in curves.”

The way it went: Allen posted 33 successful seasons in his second run at Kansas and retired with a 746-264 file, which at the time was the file for many teaching wins in faculty basketball historical past. Throughout his tenure with the Jayhawks, Allen coached Dutch Lonborg, Adolph Rupp, Ralph Miller and Dean Smith — all future Corridor of Fame coaches. He additionally helped get basketball accepted as an Olympic sport in 1936 and coached the U.S. to the gold medal in the 1952 Summer season Video games. Allen was half of the inaugural class in the Basketball Corridor of Fame in 1959, and Allen Fieldhouse is called in his honor.

Different notables: Dave Leitao, DePaul Blue Demons (2002-05, 2015-present); Norm Sloan, Florida Gators (1960-66, 1980-89); Joe Lapchick, St. John’s (1936-47, 1956-65)

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