Wake's Dino Gaudio is only the fourth ACC assistant coach promoted to the head job in the past 34 seasons. There were eight such promotions in the league's first 15 years.One in three elevated assistants produced a winning record as a head coach.
|Coach, School||Seasons as Head||Record||Succeeded|
|Bones McKinney, WF||(8) 1958-65||122-94||Murray Greason|
|Walt Hambrick, SC||(1) 1959||4-20||Frank Johnson|
|Dean Smith, NC||(36) 1962-97||879-254||Frank McGuire|
|Bobby Roberts, C||(8) 1963-70||82-116||Press Maravich|
|Dwane Morrison, SC||(1) 1964||4-8||Chuck Noe|
|Press Maravich, NCS||(2) 1965, 1966||38-13||Everett Case|
|Jack Murdock, WF||(1) 1966||8-18||Bones McKinney|
|Frank Fellows, M||(2) 1968, 1969||16-34||Bud Millikan|
|Neil McGeachy, D||(1) 1974||10-16||Bucky Waters|
|Jeff Jones, V||(8) 1991-98||146-104||Terry Holland|
|Bill Guthridge, NC||(3) 1998-2000||80-28||Dean Smith|
|Larry Shyatt, C||(5) 1999-2003||70-84||Rick Barnes|
|Dino Gaudio, WF||2008-||We'll see.||Skip Prosser|
" Morrison, McGeachy, Guthridge, and Gaudio were promoted on short notice.
" Morrison took over when Chuck Noe was hospitalized at South Carolina with nervous exhaustion.
" Duke's McGeachy and UNC's Guthridge stepped up when their bosses resigned just prior to the start of fall practice.
" Gaudio was hired as head coach two weeks after Skip Prosser died late last July.
" Wake's Bones McKinney, N.C. State's Press Maravich, Virginia's Jeff Jones, and UNC's Bill Guthridge were all more or less tabbed by their predecessors to take over. In each case the man they replaced remained on campus, either in retirement or in another athletic capacity.