Feb. 9, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; Loyola Marymount Lions head coach Max Good looks on during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
No. 5- Max Good (LMU)
By Kevin Cacabelos (Twitter Handle: @KevinCacabelos)
Most LMU fans that see this list will be in bewilderment to see Max Good ranked as the No. 5 best head coach in the conference, however, Good has had arguably the most success of any head coach since the Hank Gathers era. In five seasons under Good, the Lions have compiled a 53-75 record. In the 2011-12 season, Good led LMU to a 21-13 overall record, a fourth-place finish in the WCC and its first 20-win season since 1990. There are rumors that Good in his last season of his contract, meaning LMU athletic director Bill Husak has a tough decision ahead of him, especially if the Lions can ride the momentum of their 2013 WCC tournament run. Inconsistency has plagued the LMU program under Good. This past season the team failed to win a regular season conference game this past season, yet ripped off a surprising three straight wins in Las Vegas at the WCC Championships before falling to the then-ranked No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs. Will LMU see the bad Good or the good Good this season? That is the question.