NABC Coach of the Year

List of NABC Coach of the Year winners

Every year since 1959, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has awarded the NABC Coach of the Year Award to recognize the best men’s college basketball coach of the season. John Wooden has won the award the most times (five), followed by John Calipari (three) and several other coaches with two wins each.

See also: NABC Player of the Year | NABC Division II Coach of the Year | NABC Division III Coach of the Year

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 Jack Kraft Villanova
1972 John Wooden (5) UCLA (5)
1973 Gene Bartow Memphis
1974 Al McGuire Marquette (2)
1975 Bob Knight Indiana
1976 Johnny Orr Michigan
1977 Dean Smith North Carolina
1978 Bill E. Foster Duke
Abe Lemons Texas
1979 Ray Meyer DePaul
1980 Lute Olson Iowa
1981 Jack Hartman Kansas State
Ralph Miller Oregon State
1982 Don Monson Idaho
1983 Lou Carnesecca St. John’s
1984 Marv Harshman Washington
1985 John Thompson Georgetown
1986 Eddie Sutton Kentucky (2)
1987 Rick Pitino Providence
1988 John Chaney Temple
1989 P. J. Carlesimo Seton Hall
1990 Jud Heathcote Michigan State
1991 Mike Krzyzewski Duke (2)
1992 George Raveling USC
1993 Eddie Fogler Vanderbilt
1994 Gene Keady Purdue
Nolan Richardson Arkansas
1995 Jim Harrick UCLA (6)
1996 John Calipari UMass
1997 * Clem Haskins * Minnesota *
1998 Bill Guthridge North Carolina (2)
1999 Mike Krzyzewski (2) Duke (3)
Jim O’Brien Ohio State (3)
2000 Gene Keady (2) Purdue (2)
2001 Tom Izzo Michigan State (2)
2002 Kelvin Sampson Oklahoma
2003 Tubby Smith Kentucky (3)
2004 Mike Montgomery Stanford
Phil Martelli Saint Joseph’s
2005 Bruce Weber Illinois
2006 Jay Wright Villanova (2)
2007 Todd Lickliter Butler
2008 Bob McKillop Davidson
2009 Mike Anderson Missouri
John Calipari (2) Memphis (2)
2010 Jim Boeheim Syracuse
2011 Steve Fisher San Diego State
2012 Tom Izzo (2) Michigan State (3)
2013 Jim Crews Saint Louis
2014 Gregg Marshall Wichita State
2015 John Calipari (3) Kentucky (4)
2016 Bill Self Kansas
2017 Mark Few Gonzaga
2018 Tony Bennett Virginia
2019 Matt Painter Purdue (3)
2020 Anthony Grant Dayton
2021 Mark Few (2) Gonzaga (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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