Horizon League Coach of the Year

List of Horizon League Coach of the Year winners

The Horizon League has awarded Horizon League Coach of the Year honors every season since 1979-80. Prior to 2001, the league was known as the MCC, short for Midwestern City Conference (1979-85) or Midwestern Collegiate Conference (1985-2001). The coach to win the award the most times is former Xavier head coach Pete Gillen with five total awards, followed by Scott Nagy with three. Butler is the program with the most awards (ten), followed by Xavier (seven), though neither program is a current member of the conference. See also: Horizon League Player of the Year

Year Coach(es) School(s)
1980 Ken Hayes Oral Roberts
1981 Bob Staak Xavier
1982 Dick Walters Evansville
1983 Gene Sullivan Loyola (IL)
1984 Dick Acres Oral Roberts (2)
Joe Sexson Butler
1985 Gene Sullivan (2) Loyola (IL) (2)
1986 Pete Gillen Xavier (2)
Don Sicko Detroit
1987 Jim Crews Evansville (2)
1988 Pete Gillen (2) Xavier (3)
1989 Jim Crews (2) Evansville (3)
1990 Pete Gillen (3) Xavier (4)
1991 Barry Collier Butler (2)
1992 Jim Crews (3) Evansville (4)
1993 Pete Gillen (4) Xavier (5)
1994 Pete Gillen (5) Xavier (6)
1995 Skip Prosser Xavier (7)
1996 Mike Heideman Green Bay
1997 Barry Collier (2) Butler (3)
Jimmy Collins UIC
1998 Perry Watson Detroit (2)
1999 Barry Collier (3) Butler (4)
2000 Barry Collier (4) Butler (5)
2001 Thad Matta Butler (6)
2002 Bruce Pearl Milwaukee
2003 Bruce Pearl (2) Milwaukee (2)
2004 Paul Biancardi Wright State
2005 Bruce Pearl (3) Milwaukee (3)
2006 Todd Lickliter Butler (7)
2007 Todd Lickliter (2) Butler (8)
2008 Brad Brownell Wright State (2)
Gary Waters Cleveland State
2009 Brad Stevens Butler (9)
2010 Brad Stevens (2) Butler (10)
2011 Rob Jeter Milwaukee (4)
2012 Bryce Drew Valparaiso
2013 Billy Donlon Wright State (3)
2014 Brian Wardle Green Bay (2)
2015 Bryce Drew (2) Valparaiso (2)
2016 Bryce Drew (3) Valparaiso (3)
2017 John Brannen Northern Kentucky
2018 Scott Nagy Wright State (4)
2019 Scott Nagy (2) Wright State (5)
2020 Dennis Gates Cleveland State (2)
Scott Nagy (3) Wright State (6)
2021 Dennis Gates (2) Cleveland State (3)
2022 Jon Coffman Purdue Fort Wayne
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