Thank You Coach K

Students share what Mike Krzyzewski's legacy means to them

Part of the Final Four 2022: History in the Making Series

Celebrating an Outstanding 42 Years

After 42 seasons, more than 1,400 games, 13 Final Fours and five national championships, Mike Krzyzewski’s storied career as Duke men’s basketball coach has come to a close.

His impact on the university and campus community is impossible to measure.

“Seeing everyone wear Duke swag, it’s because of Coach K,” first-year student Juliana Alfonso-Desouza said. “He makes us Duke.”

Watch Juliana and other students explain what Coach K means to Duke after his four decades in Durham.