BEST HEAD COACHES OF ALL-TIME FOR MU – NUMBER 5: SPARKY STALCUP
Mizzou Basketball Head Coach from 1946-1962
One of the coolest “old timey” names out there is Sparky Stalcup, who coached Mizzou basketball from 1946-1962. Stalcup began his coaching career in Maryville, Missouri, where he was in charge of the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats.
Stalcup was hired by Missouri and took over the program after George Edwards retired and remained as the main man there for 16 seasons. He coached notable MU legend Norm Stewart and led the Tigers to two Big Seven Holiday Tournaments.
While the Tigers didn’t win any conference championships or make it to the NCAA Tournament at all under Stalcup, he’s still a big part of the program. Mizzou has honored him by naming a room in their arena after him (the Stalcup Room).
Stalcup’s accomplishments weren’t as decorated as some of the other guys on this list, but he certainly paved the way to success for the Mizzou basketball program.