Painter Ranked #2


The Boiling Point: Purdue coach Matt Painter was ranked #2 in his age bracket.

Jeff Goodman from has ranked college basketball coaches based on certain age brackets. Purdue coach Matt Painter was ranked second behind Butler coach Brad Stevens in the “Young Pups” section (40 and under).

"2. Matt Painter, Purdue: Took Southern Illinois to the NCAA tournament in his one season leading the Salukis and then has completely revitalized the Purdue program and taken the Boilermakers to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances — including a pair of Sweet 16s.Age: 40Career record: 163-69 (7 seasons)National championships: 0Final Four appearances: 0"

The other coaches joining Painter and Stevens in their category are Buzz Williams of Marquette, Shaka Smart of VCU, and Scott Drew of Baylor. In the “Senior Citizens”(60 and over) category Mike Krzyzewski of Duke was first. “Getting up There”(50-60) was Rick Pitino of Louisville. “Prime-Timers” (40-50) was Billy Donovan of Florida.