Davidson Wildcats Head Coach Bob McKillop is set to retire after 33 years of coaching the program. The 71-year-old Head Coach is set to leave the program in the hands of his son and lead assistant coach Matt McKillop. He began coaching the program in 1989 and led the team to be known as a relatively successful mid-major program in his time with the school. His time coaching NBA Legend Stephen Curry was his most known feat when they took the school to an Elite Eight.
McKillop’s son, Matt, will take over as head coach, source told @Stadium.
The 71-year-old has been the head coach at Davidson since 1989. He had a 634-380 career record.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 17, 2022
In his long-tenured career with the Davidson Wildcats, Bob McKillop led the team to an impressive 634-380 record. He also led the team to ten NCAA Tournaments, 13 regular season championships, and eight conference tournament championships. McKillop has also won a staggering ten conference coach of the year awards in the A-10 and Southern Conference combined. It was a long and historic career for the talented Head Coach.
After 33 years, head coach Bob McKillop has announced his retirement.
There aren’t enough words to find a way to thank you, Coach.
— Davidson Basketball (@DavidsonMBB) June 17, 2022
Mentoring and preparing a young Stephen Curry probably impacted the game of basketball more than anything other think Bob McKillop did while coaching. His legacy in the game of basketball will reach far beyond his coaching career. The state of North Carolina has many great basketball names and the now retired Davidson Wildcats Head Coach should be right up there with all of those names.