Oregon's Dana Altman is the recipient of the 2013 Jim Phelan award. The award is presented annually to the top division I coach.
APRIL 5, 2013
2013 PHELAN AWARD
ATLANTA, GA -- Oregon's Dana Altman is the recipient of the 2013 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award.
"Dana Altman took an Oregon team that most people thought was average and led them to the top of the PAC-12 and a spot in the Sweet 16," said CollegeInsider.com co-founder Angela Lento. "Dana isn't a good coach. He's a great coach."
The Jim Phelan Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach. The award is named in honor of Jim Phelan who coached his entire career at Mount Saint Mary's University. He led the Mountaineers to the 1962 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship.
When he retired in 2003, after coaching for 49 years, he amassed 830 wins (overall record of 830-524) in over 1,300 games in all divisions. In those 49 years, 19 of his teams amassed 20 or more wins in a season.