Recently named (April 18, 2002
for the West Virginia University
team, John Beilein has won 447 career games and ranks among the Top 30 in victories among active Division I
head coaches. Beilein (pronounced bee-line), a 1975 Wheeling Jesuit
graduate who has been serving as head coach at Richmond
, replaces retired coach Gale Catlett
At Richmond, Beilein compiled a 100-53 (.654) record in his five seasons with the Spiders, making him the second winningest coach in terms of percentage in the school’s basketball history, and reached the century plateau faster than any coach in Richmond history.