Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year

List of Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year winners

The Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) has awarded Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year honors every season since 1978-79. The coach to win the award the most times is the late Georgia Southern head coach Frank Kerns, with four total awards. Mercer is the program with the most awards (five), followed by Georgia Southern (four), College of Charleston and Little Rock (three each). All three of those programs are no longer members of the conference. See also: Atlantic Sun Player of the Year

Year Coach School
1979 Lenny Fant Northeast Louisiana
1980 Bill Bibb Mercer
1981 Gene Iba Houston Baptist
1982 Ron Kestenbaum Arkansas-Little Rock
1983 Frank Kerns Georgia Southern
1984 Mike Hanks Samford
1985 Bill Bibb (2) Mercer (2)
1986 Mike Newell Arkansas-Little Rock (2)
1987 Frank Kerns (2) Georgia Southern (2)
1988 Frank Kerns (3) Georgia Southern (3)
1989 Mike Newell (2) Arkansas-Little Rock (3)
1990 Tommy Vardeman Centenary
1991 Tommy Vardeman (2) Centenary (2)
1992 Frank Kerns (4) Georgia Southern (4)
1993 Bob Weltlich FIU
1994 John Kresse College of Charleston
1995 Dan Hipsher Stetson
1996 Billy Lee Campbell
1997 John Kresse (2) College of Charleston (2)
1998 John Kresse (3) College of Charleston (3)
1999 Jimmy Tillette Samford (2)
2000 Don Maestri Troy
2001 Lefty Driesell Georgia State
2002 Sidney Green Florida Atlantic
2003 Mark Slonaker Mercer (3)
2004 Don Maestri (2) Troy (2)
2005 Rick Scruggs Gardner-Webb
2006 Scott Sanderson Lipscomb
2007 Murry Bartow East Tennessee State
2008 Rick Byrd Belmont
2009 Cliff Warren Jacksonville
2010 Robbie Laing Campbell (2)
2011 Rick Byrd (2) Belmont (2)
2012 Eddie Payne USC Upstate
2013 Bob Hoffman Mercer (4)
2014 Bob Hoffman (2) Mercer (5)
2015 Matthew Driscoll North Florida
2016 Matthew Driscoll (2) North Florida (2)
2017 Joe Dooley Florida Gulf Coast
2018 Joe Dooley (2) Florida Gulf Coast (2)
2019 Casey Alexander Lipscomb (2)
2020 Matthew Driscoll (3) North Florida (3)
Ritchie McKay Liberty
2021 Ritchie McKay (2) Liberty (2)
2022 Ray Harper Jacksonville State
2023

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