So what does the number of games a coach wins have to do with whether they are successful or not.
It is Christmas week when few Big Sky Conference teams are in action and only a single league game - Northern Colorado at Southern Utah - will be contested.
The Grizzlies have returned to the practice floor in advance of next week's home league opener Thursday against 1 and 1 Eastern Washington who was picked to finish in the middle of the league pack.
The league pointed out this week that Weber State's Randy Rahe has moved into the top 10 in overall wins (126) since joining the conference seven years ago and is the seventh winning coach in circuit history with 76 victories.
Montana's Wayne Tinkle, also in his seventh season at the helm in Missoula, stands 11th just four overall victories behind Rahe and with 68 wins trails Rahe by just eight league victories and is just two wins back of Blaine Taylor.
And while Tinks should well move past Mike Montgomery to become the school's all-time leader in conference victories (73), what is even more impressive is that he will do so in one less season at the helm.
Counting overall victories, whether conference or season total, to me seems mindless since of course the longer a coach is at the helm he's bound to acquire more wins when in fact the winning percentage is the way to measure apples to apples and not to oranges.
For example, Rahe has a conference winning percentage of .775, which impressively stands third behind the Wildcat's three-year coach Phil Johnson and Idaho's Kermit Davis who only remained at the helm in Moscow for two seasons.
Tinks meanwhile has won 69.4 percent of his conference matchups which also impressively stands eighth all-time.
During his tenure Montana has advanced to the NCAA's twice while Rahe's teams have made a single appearance.
Let's face it: Winning the league tournament and advancing to the next level, not total season wins, is a coach's true barometer.
And additionally as you glance down the list of coaches with the most victories, both in and out of league, it is interesting to note that many of them eventually were fired.
So what have you done for me lately?