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Kelvin Sampson Picks up His 600th Career Win with the Cougars

HOUSTON, TX – Houston coach Kelvin Sampson got his 600th career win in 30 seasons, and his 100th victory in five seasons with the Cougars. Sampson, who has a 600-319 overall record, previously coached at Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington State, and Montana Tech.

During his career he has led his teams to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 11 in 12 years with the Sooners from 1994 to 2006. During his Oklahoma tenure, he guided the Sooners to 10 consecutive 20-win seasons, the 1999 Sweet 16, the 2002 Final Four and an Elite Eight appearance in 2003.

With the Cougars’ appearance in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Sampson became only the 14th coach in NCAA history to lead 4+ schools to the NCAA Tournament.

He has been named a National Coach of the Year twice. Sampson has received five conference Coach of the Year awards from four different leagues and guided every program he has led to multiple 20-win seasons during his stints.


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