JAY WRIGHT & STEVE ROBINSON VOTED BEST-DRESSED COACHES IN COLLEGE HOOPS
March Madness ended a few weeks ago but the competition continued among the coaches in college hoops. CollegeInsider.com ran their annual bracket-style tournament, allowing fans to vote on the best-dressed head coach and assistant coach. Beginning in 1998, the event, which is dubbed the “Runway to the Fashionable Four,” has pitted 64 men’s coaches against one another to determine college basketball’s best-dressed. To add another element to the mix, this year’s contest was also judged by a panel that included Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg.
With the freedom to wear anything they want, college coaches often dress up for the occasion and the fashion scene come gametime is nothing short of entertaining. Some coaches opt for sleek, classic suits, while others use their sideline style to showcase school spirit. They wear jackets and ties in their team’s colors, even if those colors are bright orange or mustard yellow. Either way, college games can serve as a runway for coaches’ refinery.
The route to the “Fashionable 4” featured style mavens and sartorial underdogs but in the end, the best-dressed head coach honor went to Villanova’s Jay Wright. Wright defeated Alabama coach Anthony Grant to win the title. This result shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans. The two-time Fashionable 4 winner is known for his good looks and his dapper duds. Suits are a wardrobe staple for the fashion enthusiast, who believes other coaches could learn from his impeccable sense of style. Virginia Tech’s Greenberg even compared Wright’s fashion sense to actor, George Clooney. For a look at Seth’s commentary throughout the tourney, check here.
Though Jay Wright has stolen most of the Fashionable 4 spotlight, there was an assistant coach winner as well. Steve Robinson of North Carolina beat out Rob Lainer of Florida to be crowned best-dressed assistant coach. Last year’s champion, Michigan’s Bacari Alexander, was ousted in the Sensational 16 Round.