SoCon Player of the Year

List of SoCon Player of the Year winners

The Southern Conference (SoCon) have awarded SoCon Player of the Year honors every season since 1951-52. Only one player has won the award three times: Davidson‘s Fred Hetzel (1963-65). Seventeen other players have won it twice, the most recent being UNC Greensboro‘s Isaiah Miller (2020-21). Davidson is the program with the most winners (thirteen), followed by Furman (twelve), East Tennessee State and Chattanooga (six each). See also: SoCon Coach 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 Player of the Year – so for seasons in which the coaches and media chose different winners, the coaches’ selection is marked with ^.

Year Player(s) School(s)
1952 Dick Groat Duke
1953 Frank Selvy Furman
1954 Frank Selvy (2) Furman (2)
1955 Darrell Floyd Furman (3)
1956 Darrell Floyd (2) Furman (4)
1957 Rod Hundley West Virginia
1958 Dom Flora Washington and Lee
1959 Jerry West West Virginia (2)
1960 Jerry West (2) West Virginia (3)
1961 Jeff Cohen William & Mary
1962 Rod Thorn West Virginia (4)
1963 Fred Hetzel Davidson
1964 Fred Hetzel (2) Davidson (2)
1965 Fred Hetzel (3) Davidson (3)
1966 Dick Snyder Davidson (4)
1967 Johnny Moates Richmond
1968 Ron Williams West Virginia (5)
1969 Mike Maloy Davidson (5)
1970 Mike Maloy (2) Davidson (6)
1971 Jim Gregory East Carolina
Tom Jasper William & Mary (2)
1972 Russ Hunt Furman (5)
1973 Aron Stewart Richmond (2)
1974 Clyde Mayes Furman (6)
1975 Clyde Mayes (2) Furman (7)
1976 Rodney McKeever The Citadel
1977 Ron Carter VMI
1978 Ron Carter (2) VMI (2)
1979 Jonathan Moore Furman (8)
1980 Jonathan Moore (2) Furman (9)
1981 Charles Payton Appalachian State
1982 Willie White Chattanooga
1983 Troy Lee Mikell East Tennessee State
1984 Regan Truesdale The Citadel (2)
1985 Regan Truesdale (2) The Citadel (3)
1986 Gay Elmore VMI (3)
1987 Gay Elmore (2) VMI (4)
1988 Skip Henderson Marshall
1989 John Taft Marshall (2)
1990 Keith Jennings^ East Tennessee State (2)
John Taft (2) Marshall (3)
1991 Keith Jennings (2) East Tennessee State (3)
1992 Terry Boyd Western Carolina
Keith Nelson^ Chattanooga (2)
1993 Tim Brooks Chattanooga (3)
1994 Chad Copeland^ Chattanooga (4)
Frankie King Western Carolina (2)
1995 Frankie King (2) Western Carolina (3)
1996 Anquell McCollum Western Carolina (4)
1997 Johnny Taylor Chattanooga (5)
1998 Bobby Phillips^ Western Carolina (5)
Chuck Vincent Furman (10)
1999 Sedric Webber College of Charleston
2000 Tyson Patterson Appalachian State (2)
2001 Jody Lumpkin College of Charleston (2)
2002 Dimeco Childress^ East Tennessee State (4)
Jason Conley VMI (5)
2003 Troy Wheless College of Charleston (3)
2004 Zakee Wadood East Tennessee State (5)
2005 Brendan Winters Davidson (7)
2006 Elton Nesbitt Georgia Southern
2007 Kyle Hines UNC Greensboro
2008 Stephen Curry Davidson (8)
2009 Stephen Curry (2) Davidson (9)
2010 Noah Dahlman^ Wofford
Donald Sims Appalachian State (3)
2011 Andrew Goudelock College of Charleston (4)
2012 De’Mon Brooks^ Davidson (10)
Jake Cohen Davidson (11)
2013 Jake Cohen (2) Davidson (12)
2014 De’Mon Brooks (2) Davidson (13)
2015 Karl Cochran Wofford (2)
2016 Stephen Croone Furman (11)
2017 Devin Sibley Furman (12)
2018 Desonta Bradford^ East Tennessee State (6)
Fletcher Magee Wofford (3)
2019 Fletcher Magee (2) Wofford (4)
2020 Isaiah Miller UNC Greensboro (2)
2021 Isaiah Miller (2) UNC Greensboro (3)
2022 Malachi Smith Chattanooga (6)
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