Ohio Valley Tournament Champions

Ohio Valley Tournament Champions

Full list of Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Tournament men’s basketball champions, including head coach, by year. Note that the conference did not hold a year-end tournament between 1956 and 1963, and again between 1968 and 1974. Bold means team went on to win the NCAA National Championship the same year. See also: Ohio Valley Regular Season Champions

Season Champion Head Coach
1949 Western Kentucky State E.A. Diddle
1950 Eastern Kentucky Paul McBrayer
1951 Murray State Harlan Hodges
1952 Western Kentucky State (2) E.A. Diddle (2)
1953 Western Kentucky State (3) E.A. Diddle (3)
1954 Western Kentucky State (4) E.A. Diddle (4)
1955 Eastern Kentucky (2) Paul McBrayer (2)
1956-63 none none
1964 Murray State (2) Cal Luther
1965 Western Kentucky State (5) John Oldham
1966 Western Kentucky State (6) John Oldham (2)
1967 Tennessee Tech Ken Sidwell
1968-74 none none
1975 Middle Tennessee Jimmy Earle
1976 Western Kentucky (7) Jim Richards
1977 Middle Tennessee (2) Jimmy Earle (2)
1978 Western Kentucky (8) Jim Richards (2)
1979 Eastern Kentucky (3) Ed Byhre
1980 Western Kentucky (9) Gene Keady
1981 Western Kentucky (10) Clem Haskins
1982 Middle Tennessee (3) Stan Simpson
1983 Morehead State Wayne Martin
1984 Morehead State (2) Wayne Martin (2)
1985 Middle Tennessee (4) Bruce Stewart
1986 Akron Bob Huggins
1987 Austin Peay Lake Kelly
1988 Murray State (3) Steve Newton
1989 Middle Tennessee (5) Bruce Stewart (2)
1990 Murray State (4) Steve Newton (2)
1991 Murray State (5) Steve Newton (3)
1992 Murray State (6) Scott Edgar
1993 Tennessee State Frankie Allen
1994 Tennessee State (2) Frankie Allen (2)
1995 Murray State (7) Scott Edgar (2)
1996 Austin Peay (2) Dave Loos
1997 Murray State (8) Mark Gottfried
1998 Murray State (9) Mark Gottfried (2)
1999 Murray State (10) Tevester Anderson
2000 Southeast Missouri State Gary Garner
2001 Eastern Illinois Rick Samuels
2002 Murray State (11) Tevester Anderson (2)
2003 Austin Peay (3) Dave Loos (2)
2004 Murray State (12) Mick Cronin
2005 Eastern Kentucky (4) Travis Ford
2006 Murray State (13) Mick Cronin (2)
2007 Eastern Kentucky (5) Jeff Neubauer
2008 Austin Peay (4) Dave Loos (3)
2009 Morehead State (3) Donnie Tyndall
2010 Murray State (14) Billy Kennedy
2011 Morehead State (4) Donnie Tyndall (2)
2012 Murray State (15) Steve Prohm
2013 Belmont Rick Byrd
2014 Eastern Kentucky (6) Jeff Neubauer (2)
2015 Belmont (2) Rick Byrd (2)
2016 Austin Peay (5) Dave Loos (4)
2017 Jacksonville State Ray Harper
2018 Murray State (16) Matt McMahon
2019 Murray State (17) Matt McMahon (2)
2020 Belmont (3) Casey Alexander
2021 Morehead State (5) Preston Spradlin
2022 Murray State (18) Matt McMahon (3)
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