SoCon Coach of the Year

List of SoCon Coach of the Year winners

The Southern Conference (SoCon) have awarded SoCon Coach of the Year honors every season since 1946-47. Long-time Davidson head coach Bob McKillop has won the award the most times (nine). Davidson is the program with the most awards (sixteen), followed by Chattanooga (eight), West Virginia and Appalachian State (seven each). See also: SoCon Player of the Year

NOTE: The selections below are the coaches that were chosen by the media. Since 1990, the league’s coaches have also voted on Coach of the Year – so for seasons in which the coaches and media chose different winners, the coaches’ selection is marked with ^.

Year Coach School
1947 Everett Case NC State
1948 Gerry Gerard Duke
1949 Everett Case (2) NC State (2)
1950 Gerry Gerard (2) Duke (2)
1951 Everett Case (3) NC State (3)
1952 Red Brown West Virginia
1953 Murray Greason Wake Forest
1954 William Reinhart George Washington
1955 Fred Schaus West Virginia (2)
1956 Chuck Noe Virginia Tech
1957 Norm Sloan The Citadel
1958 Fred Schaus (2) West Virginia (3)
1959 Fred Schaus (3) West Virginia (4)
1960 Fred Schaus (4) West Virginia (5)
1961 George King West Virginia (6)
1962 Chuck Noe (2) Virginia Tech (2)
1963 Lefty Driesell Davidson
1964 Lefty Driesell (2) Davidson (2)
1965 Lefty Driesell (3) Davidson (3)
1966 Lefty Driesell (4) Davidson (4)
1967 Bucky Waters West Virginia (7)
1968 Lewis Mills Richmond
1969 Tom Quinn East Carolina
1970 Terry Holland Davidson (5)
1971 Terry Holland (2) Davidson (6)
1972 Terry Holland (3) Davidson (7)
1973 Joe Williams Furman
1974 Lewis Mills (2) Richmond (2)
1975 Dave Patton East Carolina (2)
1976 Bobby Cremins Appalachian State
1977 Charlie Schmaus VMI
1978 Bobby Cremins (2) Appalachian State (2)
1979 Les Robinson The Citadel (2)
1980 Steve Cottrell Western Carolina
1981 Bobby Cremins (3) Appalachian State (3)
1982 Murray Arnold Chattanooga
1983 Murray Arnold (2) Chattanooga (2)
1984 Rick Huckabay Marshall
1985 Marty Fletcher VMI (2)
1986 Mack McCarthy Chattanooga (3)
1987 Butch Estes Furman (2)
1988 Tom Apke Appalachian State (4)
1989 Randy Nesbit The Citadel (3)
1990 Dana Altman^ Marshall (2)
Les Robinson (2) East Tennessee State
1991 Butch Estes (2) Furman (3)
1992 Mack McCarthy (2) Chattanooga (4)
1993 Mack McCarthy (3) Chattanooga (5)
1994 Bob McKillop Davidson (8)
1995 Bart Bellairs^ VMI (3)
Billy Donovan Marshall (3)
1996 Bob McKillop (2) Davidson (9)
1997 Bob McKillop (3)^ Davidson (10)
Greg White Marshall (4)
1998 Buzz Peterson Appalachian State (5)
1999 John Kresse College of Charleston
2000 Buzz Peterson (2)^ Appalachian State (6)
Jeff Price Georgia Southern
2001 Ed DeChellis East Tennessee State (2)
2002 Ed DeChellis (2)^ East Tennessee State (3)
Bob McKillop (4) Davidson (11)
2003 Houston Fancher Appalachian State (7)
2004 Murry Bartow East Tennessee State (4)
2005 Bob McKillop (5) Davidson (12)
2006 Ernie Nestor Elon
2007 Bob McKillop (6) Davidson (13)
2008 Bob McKillop (7) Davidson (14)
2009 Ed Conroy The Citadel (4)
2010 Mike Young Wofford
2011 Bobby Cremins (4) College of Charleston (2)
2012 Bob McKillop (8)^ Davidson (15)
Wes Miller UNC Greensboro
2013 Matt Matheny Elon (2)
Bob McKillop (9)^ Davidson (16)
2014 Will Wade Chattanooga (6)
Mike Young (2)^ Wofford (2)
2015 Mike Young (3) Wofford (3)
2016 Matt McCall Chattanooga (7)
2017 Niko Medved Furman (4)
2018 Wes Miller (2) UNC Greensboro (2)
2019 Mike Young (4) Wofford (4)
2020 Steve Forbes East Tennessee State (5)
2021 Dan Earl VMI (4)
2022 Bucky McMillan^ Samford
Lamont Paris Chattanooga (8)
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