Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Coach John Beilein on the team in leadership


John Beilein, former head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Michigan

Date & time

Feb 23, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

Join us for a discussion on leadership featuring Coach John Beilein and Professor Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School. Their conversation will focus on the importance of teams and leadership: how we can build teams, what makes for an effective team, dealing with conflict within a team, and more. 

From the speaker's bio

John Beilein was the 16th head coach in the history of the University of Michigan men’s basketball program from 2007 until 2019. From 2019-2020 he served as the head coach of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. He spent 40 years coaching at the college level. Prior to joining the Wolverines in 2007, he coached the West Virginia Mountaineers (2002–2007), Richmond Spiders (1997–2002), Canisius Golden Griffins (1992–1997), Le Moyne College (1983–1992), Nazareth College (1982–1983) and Erie Community College (1978–1982).

A proven winner throughout his career, Beilein has won 754 games at four-year universities and 843 games altogether, including his time at the Cavaliers and at the junior college level. Beilein recorded a 20-win season at four different levels—junior college, NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I.

Beilein played college basketball at Wheeling College (now Wheeling Jesuit University) from 1971-75 and served as team captain during his junior season. He received a bachelor's degree in history from there in 1975 and earned a master's degree in education from Niagara in 1981.