MAC Coach of the Year

List of MAC Coach of the Year winners

The Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) has awarded MAC Coach of the Year honors every season since 1969-70. The coaches to win the award the most times are former head coaches Bob Nichols (Toledo), Darrell Hedric (Miami OH) and Ben Braun (Eastern Michigan), with three awards each. Kent State is the program with the most awards (nine), followed by Miami OH (seven), Ohio, Akron, Central Michigan and Toledo (five each). See also: MAC Player of the Year

Year Coach School
1970 Jim Snyder Ohio
1971 Darrell Hedric Miami (OH)
1972 Jim Snyder (2) Ohio (2)
1973 Darrell Hedric (2) Miami (OH) (2)
1974 Bob Nichols Toledo
1975 Dick Parfitt Central Michigan
1976 Eldon Miller Western Michigan
1977 John McDougal Northern Illinois
1978 John Weinert Bowling Green
1979 Bob Nichols (2) Toledo (2)
1980 Bob Nichols (3) Toledo (3)
1981 Steve Yoder Ball State
1982 Steve Yoder (2) Ball State (2)
1983 Danny Nee Ohio (3)
1984 Darrell Hedric (3) Miami (OH) (3)
1985 Danny Nee (2) Ohio (4)
1986 Jerry Peirson Miami (OH) (4)
1987 Charlie Coles Central Michigan (2)
1988 Ben Braun Eastern Michigan
1989 Rick Majerus Ball State (3)
1990 Jim McDonald Kent State
1991 Ben Braun (2) Eastern Michigan (2)
1992 Bob Donewald Western Michigan (2)
1993 Joby Wright Miami (OH) (5)
1994 Larry Hunter Ohio (5)
1995 Herb Sendek Miami (OH) (6)
1996 Ben Braun (3) Eastern Michigan (3)
1997 Jim Larrañaga Bowling Green (2)
1998 Dan Hipsher Akron
1999 Gary Waters Kent State (2)
2000 Gary Waters (2) Kent State (3)
2001 Jay Smith Central Michigan (3)
2002 Stan Heath Kent State (4)
2003 Jay Smith (2) Central Michigan (4)
2004 Reggie Witherspoon Buffalo
2005 Charlie Coles (2) Miami (OH) (7)
2006 Jim Christian Kent State (5)
2007 Stan Joplin Toledo (4)
2008 Jim Christian (2) Kent State (6)
2009 Louis Orr Bowling Green (3)
2010 Geno Ford Kent State (7)
2011 Geno Ford (2) Kent State (8)
2012 Rob Murphy Eastern Michigan (4)
2013 Keith Dambrot Akron (2)
2014 Steve Hawkins Western Michigan (3)
2015 Keno Davis Central Michigan (5)
2016 Keith Dambrot (2) Akron (3)
2017 Keith Dambrot (3) Akron (4)
2018 Nate Oats Buffalo (2)
2019 Nate Oats (2) Buffalo (3)
2020 John Groce Akron (5)
2021 Tod Kowalczyk Toledo (5)
2022 Rob Senderoff Kent State (9)
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