In a sport in which success is justifiably measured by the objectivity of statistics, it is easy to look at the numbers as a barometer of Wayne Graham's coaching career at Rice. During his storied tenure on South Main, Graham has taken a program long mired in Southwest Conference mediocrity and transformed it into one of the country's baseball powerhouses over the last two decades. Consider that in the 73 seasons of Rice baseball preceding the Wayne Graham era, Rice never finished in the top spot in the conference's regular season standings. Since the 1992 season, Graham's inaugural campaign as the Rice head coach, the Owls have notched 16 straight conference titles, 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, seven appearances in the College World Series, and of course, the only national championship in the 100-year history of the university. With more than 1,500 collegiate coaching wins and multiple National Coach of the Year Honors at both the JuCo and Division I levels, Graham's career ranks amongst the greatest in the history of college baseball by any quantitative evaluation.