Ohio Valley Regular Season Champions

Ohio Valley Regular Season Champions

Full list of Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) men’s basketball regular season champions, including head coach, by year. Bold means team went on to win the NCAA National Championship the same year. See also: Ohio Valley Tournament Champions

Season Champion(s) Head Coach(es)
1948-49 Western Kentucky State E.A. Diddle
1949-50 Western Kentucky State (2) E.A. Diddle (2)
1950-51 Murray State Harlan Hodges
1951-52 Western Kentucky State (3) E.A. Diddle (3)
1952-53 Eastern Kentucky Paul McBrayer
1953-54 Western Kentucky State (4) E.A. Diddle (4)
1954-55 Western Kentucky State (5) E.A. Diddle (5)
1955-56 Morehead State Bobby Laughlin
Tennessee Tech John Oldham
Western Kentucky State (6) E.A. Diddle (6)
1956-57 Morehead State (2) Bobby Laughlin (2)
Western Kentucky State (7) E.A. Diddle (7)
1957-58 Tennessee Tech (2) John Oldham (2)
1958-59 Eastern Kentucky (2) Paul McBrayer (2)
1959-60 Western Kentucky State (8) E.A. Diddle (8)
1960-61 Eastern Kentucky (3) Paul McBrayer (3)
Morehead State (3) Bobby Laughlin (3)
Western Kentucky State (9) E.A. Diddle (9)
1961-62 Western Kentucky State (10) E.A. Diddle (10)
1962-63 Morehead State (4) Bobby Laughlin (4)
Tennessee Tech (3) John Oldham (3)
1963-64 Murray State (2) Cal Luther
1964-65 Eastern Kentucky (4) Jim Baechtold
1965-66 Western Kentucky State (11) John Oldham (4)
1966-67 Western Kentucky (12) John Oldham (5)
1967-68 East Tennessee State John Brooks
Murray State (3) Cal Luther (2)
1968-69 Morehead State (5) Bob Wright
Murray State (4) Cal Luther (3)
1969-70 Western Kentucky (13) John Oldham (6)
1970-71 Western Kentucky (14) John Oldham (7)
1971-72 Eastern Kentucky (5) Guy Strong
Morehead State (6) Bill Harrell
Western Kentucky (15) Jim Richards
1972-73 Austin Peay Lake Kelly
1973-74 Austin Peay (2) Lake Kelly (2)
Morehead State (7) Bill Harrell (2)
1974-75 Middle Tennessee Jimmy Earle
1975-76 Western Kentucky (16) Jim Richards (2)
1976-77 Austin Peay (3) Lake Kelly (3)
1977-78 Eastern Kentucky (6) Ed Byhre
Middle Tennessee (2) Jimmy Earle (2)
1978-79 Eastern Kentucky (7) Ed Byhre (2)
1979-80 Murray State (5) Ron Greene
Western Kentucky (17) Gene Keady
1980-81 Western Kentucky (18) Clem Haskins
1981-82 Murray State (6) Ron Greene (2)
Western Kentucky (19) Clem Haskins (2)
1982-83 Murray State (7) Ron Greene (3)
1983-84 Morehead State (8) Wayne Martin
1984-85 Tennessee Tech (4) Tom Deaton
1985-86 Akron Bob Huggins
Middle Tennessee (3) Bruce Stewart
1986-87 Middle Tennessee (4) Bruce Stewart (2)
1987-88 Murray State (8) Steve Newton
1988-89 Middle Tennessee (5) Bruce Stewart (3)
Murray State (9) Steve Newton (2)
1989-90 Murray State (10) Steve Newton (3)
1990-91 Murray State (11) Steve Newton (4)
1991-92 Murray State (12) Scott Edgar
1992-93 Tennessee State Frankie Allen
1993-94 Murray State (13) Scott Edgar (2)
1994-95 Murray State (14) Scott Edgar (3)
Tennessee State (2) Frankie Allen (2)
1995-96 Murray State (15) Mark Gottfried
1996-97 Austin Peay (4) Dave Loos
Murray State (16) Mark Gottfried (2)
1997-98 Murray State (17) Mark Gottfried (3)
1998-99 Murray State (18) Tevester Anderson
1999-00 Murray State (19) Tevester Anderson (2)
Southeast Missouri State Gary Garner
2000-01 Tennessee Tech (5) Jeff Lebo
2001-02 Tennessee Tech (6) Jeff Lebo (2)
2002-03 Austin Peay (5) Dave Loos (2)
Morehead State (9) Kyle Macy
2003-04 Austin Peay (6) Dave Loos (3)
2004-05 Tennessee Tech (7) Mike Sutton
2005-06 Murray State (20) Mick Cronin
2006-07 Austin Peay (7) Dave Loos (4)
2007-08 Austin Peay (8) Dave Loos (5)
2008-09 Tennessee-Martin Bret Campbell
2009-10 Murray State (21) Billy Kennedy
2010-11 Murray State (22) Billy Kennedy (2)
2011-12 Murray State (23) Steve Prohm
2012-13 Belmont Rick Byrd
Murray State (24) Steve Prohm (2)
2013-14 Belmont (2) Rick Byrd (2)
Murray State (25) Steve Prohm (3)
2014-15 Murray State (26) Steve Prohm (4)
2015-16 Belmont (3) Rick Byrd (3)
2016-17 Belmont (4) Rick Byrd (4)
2017-18 Murray State (27) Matt McMahon
2018-19 Belmont (5) Rick Byrd (5)
Murray State (28) Matt McMahon (2)
2019-20 Belmont (6) Casey Alexander
Murray State (29) Matt McMahon (3)
2020-21 Belmont (7) Casey Alexander (2)
2021-22 Murray State (30) Matt McMahon (4)
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