Lou Belken is an Arizona State University coaching legend. With more than 26 successful seasons under his belt, he holds an overall record of 312-309. Belken has guided his Sun Devils teams to NCAA post season berths in 14 of the past 20 years, including five berths in the NCAA Sweet 16 and one quarterfinal appearance. He has trained and produced 14 All-American players and 28 All-Pacific 10 selections. Since 1992, Belken placed 28 players on the Pacific 10 All-Academic teams and several more on the Academic All-American teams, including three-time performer Ed Carter.
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