SEC Coach of the Year

List of SEC Coach of the Year winners

The coaches of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) have awarded SEC Coach of the Year honors every season since 1963-64. The coach to win the award the most times is Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp, with seven total awards. Kentucky is also the program with the most awards (22), followed by Tennessee (nine), Mississippi State (eight), Vanderbilt and Alabama (seven each).

The SEC Coach of the Year has been selected by the SEC head coaches each year since 1964. The Associated Press has also selected an SEC Coach of the Year winner each year since 1960. The list below shows the coach that was selected by the league coaches for the award each year. See also: SEC Player of the Year

In the event that the AP chose a different coach for that year’s award, that coach is listed with an ◊ following his name. The years 1960-62 & 1986 feature only the AP selection.

Year Coach School
1960 Joel Eaves Auburn
1961 Babe McCarthy Mississippi State
1962 Babe McCarthy (2) ◊ Mississippi State (2)
1964 Adolph Rupp Kentucky
1965 Roy Skinner Vanderbilt
1966 Adolph Rupp (2) Kentucky (2)
1967 Ray Mears Tennessee
1968 Adolph Rupp (3) Kentucky (3)
1969 Adolph Rupp (4) Kentucky (4)
1970 Adolph Rupp (5) Kentucky (5)
1971 Adolph Rupp (6) Kentucky (6)
Kermit Davis, Sr. Mississippi State (3)
1972 Adolph Rupp (7) Kentucky (7)
C. M. Newton Alabama
1973 Joe B. Hall Kentucky (8)
Dale Brown ◊ LSU
1974 Roy Skinner (2) Vanderbilt (2)
1975 Joe B. Hall (2) Kentucky (9)
C. M. Newton (2) Alabama (2)
1976 C. M. Newton (3) Alabama (3)
1977 Ray Mears (2) Tennessee (2)
1978 Joe B. Hall (3) Kentucky (10)
Ron Greene ◊ Mississippi State (4)
1979 Dale Brown (2) LSU (2)
Don DeVoe Tennessee (3)
1980 Bob Weltlich Ole Miss
1981 Don DeVoe (2) Tennessee (4)
Dale Brown (3) ◊ LSU (3)
1982 Don DeVoe (3) Tennessee (5)
1983 Joe B. Hall (4) Kentucky (11)
Lee Hunt Ole Miss (2)
1984 Sonny Smith Auburn (2)
1985 Hugh Durham Georgia
Bob Boyd ◊ Mississippi State (5)
1986 Eddie Sutton ◊ Kentucky (12)
1987 Wimp Sanderson Alabama (4)
Hugh Durham (2) Georgia (2)
1988 Sonny Smith (2) Auburn (3)
C. M. Newton (4) ◊ Vanderbilt (3)
1989 Wimp Sanderson (2) Alabama (5)
C. M. Newton (5) ◊ Vanderbilt (4)
1990 Hugh Durham (3) Georgia (3)
Tommy Joe Eagles Auburn (4)
1991 Richard Williams Mississippi State (6)
Rick Pitino ◊ Kentucky (13)
1992 Lon Kruger Florida
1993 Eddie Fogler Vanderbilt (5)
1994 Lon Kruger (2) Florida (2)
1995 Richard Williams (2) Mississippi State (7)
1996 Rick Pitino (2) Kentucky (14)
1997 Eddie Fogler (2) South Carolina
Rob Evans ◊ Ole Miss (3)
1998 Nolan Richardson Arkansas
Tubby Smith ◊ Kentucky (15)
Jerry Green ◊ Tennessee (6)
1999 Cliff Ellis Auburn (5)
2000 John Brady LSU (4)
2001 Rod Barnes Ole Miss (4)
2002 Mark Gottfried Alabama (6)
2003 Tubby Smith (2) Kentucky (16)
2004 Dave Odom South Carolina (2)
Rick Stansbury ◊ Mississippi State (8)
2005 Tubby Smith (3) Kentucky (17)
2006 John Brady (2) LSU (5)
Bruce Pearl ◊ Tennessee (7)
2007 Kevin Stallings Vanderbilt (6)
Andy Kennedy ◊ Ole Miss (5)
2008 Billy Gillispie Kentucky (18)
Bruce Pearl (2) Tennessee (8)
2009 Trent Johnson LSU (6)
2010 Kevin Stallings (2) Vanderbilt (7)
John Calipari ◊ Kentucky (19)
2011 Billy Donovan Florida (3)
2012 John Calipari (2) Kentucky (20)
2013 Billy Donovan (2) Florida (4)
2014 Billy Donovan (3) Florida (5)
2015 John Calipari (3) Kentucky (21)
2016 Billy Kennedy Texas A&M
2017 Mike White Florida (6)
2018 Rick Barnes Tennessee (9)
2019 Kermit Davis Ole Miss (6)
2020 John Calipari (4) Kentucky (22)
2021 Nate Oats Alabama (7)
2022 Bruce Pearl (3) Auburn (6)
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