Rick Stansbury has made the most of his one-year deal at Mississippi State.
Eighteen years after joining Richard Williams' staff on a one-and-done fill-in contract, Stansbury is a game away from his 200th career victory as the Bulldogs seek their 10th straight win tonight at Arkansas.
Stansbury has won the SEC tournament and the regular season title in his 10 years, along with three division titles. He's averages 20 wins per season and has guided the team to seven postseason appearances.
But the job he's done this season transforming the Bulldogs from timid pups who started 5-5 into a snarling defensive nightmare that's 5-0 in conference play has been among his best.
Stansbury passed Williams' 191 for most career victories earlier this season to little fanfare and would like the 200th victory milestone to pass just as quietly. He says moving to 6-0 in conference play is far more important than the 200-win milestone.