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Mike Lightfoot


Mike Lightfoot, Bethel (IN)

Mike Lightfoot coached Bethel from 1987 to 2017, where he led the Pilots to three NAIA Division II Championships (1995, 1997, 1998) and four NCCAA Championships (1992, 1993, 2000, 2007), giving him a remarkable seven National Championships.  His teams won 11 NCCAA Regional Championships and 10 Mid Central Conference Championships.  Lightfoot was the fastest collegiate coach in basketball history to reach the 300, 400, and 500 win plateaus.   During his career, Lightfoot was named NAIA Coach of the Year twice, NCCAA National Coach of the Year seven times, and Crossroads League Coach of the Year six times.  He finished his career with a 794-285 career record and was inducted in the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2009.

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