Ohio Valley Coach of the Year

List of Ohio Valley Coach of the Year winners

The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) has awarded Ohio Valley Coach of the Year honors every season since 1961-62. The coaches who has won the award the most times (five) is Dave Loos, followed by John Oldham and Rick Byrd (four each). Murray State is the program with the most awards (seventeen), followed by Austin Peay (eight) and Tennessee Tech (seven). See also: Ohio Valley Player of the Year

Year Coach(es) School(s)
1962 E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky State
1963 John Oldham Tennessee Tech
1964 Cal Luther Murray State
1965 Jim Baechtold Eastern Kentucky
1966 John Oldham (2) Western Kentucky State (2)
1967 George Fisher Austin Peay
1968 Madison Brock East Tennessee State
1969 Cal Luther (2) Murray State (2)
1970 John Oldham (3) Western Kentucky (3)
1971 John Oldham (4) Western Kentucky (4)
1972 Guy Strong Eastern Kentucky (2)
1973 Lake Kelly Austin Peay (2)
1974 Jimmy Earle Middle Tennessee
1975 Jim Richards Western Kentucky (5)
1976 Jack Schalow Morehead State
1977 Jimmy Earle (2) Middle Tennessee (2)
Fred Overton Murray State (3)
1978 Sonny Smith East Tennessee State (2)
1979 Ed Byhre Eastern Kentucky (3)
1980 Ron Greene Murray State (4)
1981 Clem Haskins Western Kentucky (6)
1982 Tom Deaton Tennessee Tech (2)
Wayne Martin Morehead State (2)
1983 Ron Greene (2) Murray State (5)
1984 Wayne Martin (2) Morehead State (3)
1985 Tom Deaton (2) Tennessee Tech (3)
1986 Bob Huggins Akron
1987 Max Good Eastern Kentucky (4)
1988 Steve Newton Murray State (6)
1989 Bruce Stewart Middle Tennessee (3)
1990 Steve Newton (2) Murray State (7)
1991 Dave Loos Austin Peay (3)
1992 Scott Edgar Murray State (8)
1993 Frankie Allen Tennessee State
1994 Scott Edgar (2) Murray State (9)
1995 Frankie Allen (2) Tennessee State (2)
Dick Fick Morehead State (4)
1996 Cal Luther (3) Tennessee-Martin
1997 Dave Loos (2) Austin Peay (4)
1998 Mark Gottfried Murray State (10)
1999 Tevester Anderson Murray State (11)
Gary Garner Southeast Missouri State
2000 Jeff Lebo Tennessee Tech (4)
2001 Jeff Lebo (2) Tennessee Tech (5)
2002 Jeff Lebo (3) Tennessee Tech (6)
2003 Dave Loos (3) Austin Peay (5)
2004 Dave Loos (4) Austin Peay (6)
2005 Mike Sutton Tennessee Tech (7)
2006 Mick Cronin Murray State (12)
2007 Dave Loos (5) Austin Peay (7)
2008 Donnie Tyndall Morehead State (5)
2009 Bret Campbell Tennessee-Martin (2)
2010 Billy Kennedy Murray State (13)
2011 Billy Kennedy (2) Murray State (14)
2012 Steve Prohm Murray State (15)
2013 Rick Byrd Belmont
2014 Rick Byrd (2) Belmont (2)
2015 Steve Prohm (2) Murray State (16)
2016 Dana Ford Tennessee State (3)
2017 Rick Byrd (3) Belmont (3)
2018 Matt Figger Austin Peay (8)
2019 Rick Byrd (4) Belmont (4)
2020 A.W. Hamilton Eastern Kentucky (5)
2021 Preston Spradlin Morehead State (6)
2022 Matt McMahon Murray State (17)
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