Then you have a coach like Clay Hendrix at Furman.
He was an assistant at Furman for 19 seasons, then spent 10 seasons at Air Force before finally getting his first head coaching gig.
Clay's playing and coaching career spans 41 years.

Going into his eight-season at Furman Clay's record is 51-29.

It might sound weird to say this but I think Clay is now hitting his stride as a head coach.
He's proving to be great at continuing to evolve the Furman coaching staff with young talented coaches.
The culture he's built at Furman is special.
His leadership in handling the devastating loss of Bryce Stanfield was inspiring.
There is a lot to be said about the wisdom of a veteran coach.

I doubt Clay will ever crack the top five.
I have no idea how much longer CCH will coach Furman another 3-5 years, maybe?
All I know is I hope he stays as long as he wants to.