Sporting News Coach of the Year

List of Sporting News Coach of the Year winners

Beginning in 1964, Sporting News Magazine has awarded the Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year Award (or simply Sporting News Coach of the Year Award) to the top Division I men’s college basketball coach of the season. The coach to win the award the most times is UCLA legend John Wooden (four), followed by Bill Self (three) and four others with two each. Kentucky is the program with the most wins (five), followed by UCLA (four) and Kansas (three). See also: Sporting News Player of the Year

Year Player School
1964 John Wooden UCLA
1965 none none
1966 Adolph Rupp Kentucky
1967 Jack Hartman Southern Illinois
1968 Guy Lewis Houston
1969 John Wooden (2) UCLA (2)
1970 Adolph Rupp (2) Kentucky (2)
1971 Al McGuire Marquette
1972 John Wooden (3) UCLA (3)
1973 John Wooden (4) UCLA (4)
1974 Digger Phelps Notre Dame
1975 Bob Knight Indiana
1976 Tom Young Rutgers
1977 Lee Rose Charlotte
1978 Bill E. Foster Duke
1979 Bill Hodges Indiana State
1980 Lute Olson Iowa
1981 Dale Brown LSU
1982 Ralph Miller Oregon State
1983 Denny Crum Louisville
1984 John Thompson Georgetown
1985 Lou Carnesecca St. John’s
1986 Denny Crum (2) Louisville (2)
1987 Rick Pitino Providence
1988 John Chaney Temple
1989 P. J. Carlesimo Seton Hall
1990 Jim Calhoun Connecticut
1991 Rick Pitino (2) Kentucky (3)
1992 Mike Krzyzewski Duke (2)
1993 Eddie Fogler Vanderbilt
1994 Norm Stewart Missouri
1995 Jud Heathcote Michigan State
1996 John Calipari UMass
1997 Roy Williams Kansas
1998 Bill Guthridge North Carolina
1999 Cliff Ellis Auburn
2000 Bob Huggins Cincinnati
Bill Self Tulsa
2001 Al Skinner Boston College
2002 Ben Howland Pittsburgh
2003 Tubby Smith Kentucky (4)
2004 Mike Montgomery Stanford
2005 Bruce Weber Illinois
2006 Bruce Pearl Tennessee
2007 Tony Bennett Washington State
2008 Keno Davis Drake
2009 Bill Self (2) Kansas (2)
2010 Jim Boeheim Syracuse
2011 Jamie Dixon Pittsburgh (2)
2012 Bill Self (3) Kansas (3)
2013 Jim Crews Saint Louis
2014 Gregg Marshall Wichita State
2015 John Calipari (2) Kentucky (5)
2016 Tubby Smith (2) Texas Tech
2017 Mark Few Gonzaga
2018 Mick Cronin Cincinnati (2)
2019 Mike Young Wofford
2020 Anthony Grant Dayton
2021 Juwan Howard Michigan
2022 Ed Cooley Providence (2)
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