UPI Coach of the Year

List of UPI Coach of the Year winners

Every year from 1955 to 1996, the UPI College Basketball Coach of the Year award was given to the most outstanding men’s Division I college basketball coach of the season. The award was presented by United Press International (UPI), a news agency that in 1999 sold all of its broadcast clients to rival Associated Press (AP). John Wooden won the most UPI Coach of the Year honors with six, followed by six other coaches who won the award twice each.

Year Coach School
1955 Phil Woolpert San Francisco
1956 Phil Woolpert (2) San Francisco (2)
1957 Frank McGuire North Carolina
1958 Tex Winter Kansas State
1959 Adolph Rupp Kentucky
1960 Pete Newell California
1961 Fred Taylor Ohio State
1962 Fred Taylor (2) Ohio State (2)
1963 Ed Jucker Cincinnati
1964 John Wooden UCLA
1965 Dave Strack Michigan
1966 Adolph Rupp (2) Kentucky (2)
1967 John Wooden (2) UCLA (2)
1968 Guy Lewis Houston
1969 John Wooden (3) UCLA (3)
1970 John Wooden (4) UCLA (4)
1971 Al McGuire Marquette
1972 John Wooden (5) UCLA (5)
1973 John Wooden (6) UCLA (6)
1974 Digger Phelps Notre Dame
1975 Bob Knight Indiana
1976 Tom Young Rutgers
1977 Bob Gaillard San Francisco (3)
1978 Eddie Sutton Arkansas
1979 Bill Hodges Indiana State
1980 Ray Meyer DePaul
1981 Ralph Miller Oregon State
1982 Norm Stewart Missouri
1983 Jerry Tarkanian UNLV
1984 Ray Meyer (2) DePaul (2)
1985 Lou Carnesecca St. John’s
1986 Mike Krzyzewski Duke
1987 John Thompson Georgetown
1988 John Chaney Temple
1989 Bob Knight (2) Indiana (2)
1990 Jim Calhoun Connecticut
1991 Rick Majerus Utah
1992 Perry Clark Tulane
1993 Eddie Fogler Vanderbilt
1994 Norm Stewart (2) Missouri (2)
1995 Leonard Hamilton Miami (FL)
1996 Gene Keady Purdue

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