Henry Iba Award

List of Henry Iba Award winners

Every year since 1959, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) has presented the Henry Iba Award to recognize the best men’s college basketball coach of the year. The award is named after Henry Iba, Hall of Fame head coach at Oklahoma State and two-time NCAA National Champion. The award is presented on the Friday before the Final Four, along with the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which is given to the player of the year as voted by the USBWA.

Year Coach School
1959 Eddie Hickey Marquette
1960 Pete Newell California
1961 Fred Taylor Ohio State
1962 Fred Taylor (2) Ohio State (2)
1963 Ed Jucker Cincinnati
1964 John Wooden UCLA
1965 Butch van Breda Kolff Princeton
1966 Adolph Rupp Kentucky
1967 John Wooden (2) UCLA (2)
1968 Guy Lewis Houston
1969 John Wooden (3) UCLA (3)
1970 John Wooden (4) UCLA (4)
1971 John Wooden (5) UCLA (5)
1972 John Wooden (6) UCLA (6)
1973 John Wooden (7) UCLA (7)
1974 Norm Sloan NC State
1975 Bob Knight Indiana
1976 Johnny Orr Michigan
1977 Eddie Sutton Arkansas
1978 Ray Meyer DePaul
1979 Dean Smith North Carolina
1980 Ray Meyer (2) DePaul (2)
1981 Ralph Miller Oregon State
1982 John Thompson Georgetown
1983 Lou Carnesecca St. John’s
1984 Gene Keady Purdue
1985 Lou Carnesecca (2) St. John’s (2)
1986 Dick Versace Bradley
1987 John Chaney Temple
1988 John Chaney (2) Temple (2)
1989 Bob Knight (2) Indiana (2)
1990 Roy Williams Kansas
1991 Randy Ayers Ohio State (3)
1992 Perry Clark Tulane
1993 Eddie Fogler Vanderbilt
1994 Charlie Spoonhour Saint Louis
1995 Kelvin Sampson Oklahoma
1996 Gene Keady (2) Purdue (2)
1997* Clem Haskins * Minnesota *
1998 Tom Izzo Michigan State
1999 Cliff Ellis Auburn
2000 Larry Eustachy Iowa State
2001 Al Skinner Boston College
2002 Ben Howland Pittsburgh
2003 Tubby Smith Kentucky (2)
2004 Phil Martelli Saint Joseph’s
2005 Bruce Weber Illinois
2006 Roy Williams (2) North Carolina (2)
2007 Tony Bennett Washington State
2008 Keno Davis Drake
2009 Bill Self Kansas (2)
2010 Jim Boeheim Syracuse
2011 Mike Brey Notre Dame
2012 Frank Haith Missouri
2013 Jim Larrañaga Miami (FL)
2014 Gregg Marshall Wichita State
2015 Tony Bennett (2) Virginia
2016 Chris Mack Xavier
2017 Mark Few Gonzaga
2018 Tony Bennett (3) Virginia (2)
2019 Rick Barnes Tennessee
2020 Anthony Grant Dayton
2021 Juwan Howard Michigan (2)
2022 Tommy Lloyd Arizona
2023

* the 1997 award was vacated due to NCAA Infractions committed by Clem Haskins at Minnesota

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