THE JIM PHELAN AWARD

2017 Jim Phelan Award

April 3, 2017

2017 JIM PHELAN AWARD

PHOENIX, AZ -- South Carolina’s Frank Martin is the recipient of the 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award.

Martin led South Carolina to 26 wins and the school’s first-ever appearance in the Final Four. It was the Gamecocks first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2004 and the 26 wins are the most in the program’s 109 seasons. He tied the program record with 25 wins last season.

“Frank Martin is a winner,” said CollegeInsider.com’s Angela Lento. “It should come as no surprise that he led South Carolina to the best season in school history. He’s one of the best coaches in the country.”

The Gamecocks posted 11 RPI top 100 wins during the regular season and spent nine weeks ranked in the Associated Press' Top 25 Poll.

The Jim Phelan award is presented annually to the top coach in division I men's basketball. Phelan led the Mountaineers to the 1962 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship. When he retired in 2003, after coaching for 49 years, he had amassed 830 wins (overall record of 830-524) in all divisions. In those 49 years, 19 of his teams amassed 20 or more wins in a season.


THE 2017 JIM PHELAN AWARD FINALISTS

Steve Alford UCLA
Dana Altman Oregon
Rod Barnes CSU Bakersfield
John Becker Vermont
John Calipari Kentucky
Chris Collins Northwestern
Kermit Davis Middle Tennessee
Johnny Dawkins UCF
Jamie Dixon TCU
Mark Few Gonzaga
Mitch Henderson Princeton
Chris Holtmann Butler
Kevin Keatts UNC Wilmington
Frank Martin South Carolina
Matt Painter Purdue
Josh Pastner Georgia Tech
Richard Pitino Minnesota
Bill Self Kansas
Mike White Florida
Roy Williams North Carolina

 

The Jim Phelan Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach, is named in honor of a legendary bow-tied coach who spent 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 had amassed 830 wins (overall record of 830-524) in all divisions. In those 49 years, 19 of his teams amassed 20 or more wins in a season.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

2021: Todd Simon, Southern Utah
2020: Steve Pikiell, Rutgers
2019: Ritchie McKay, Liberty

2018: Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

2017: Frank Martin, South Carolina

2016: Greg Gard, Wisconsin

2015: Bob Huggins, West Virginia

2014: Tim Miles, Nebraska

2013: Dana Altman, Oregon

2012: Mike Brey, Notre Dame

2011
: Stew Morrill, Utah State
2010: Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
2009: John Calipari, Memphis
2008: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin
2007: Tony Bennett, Washington State
2006: Ben Howland, UCLA
2005: Tubby Smith, Kentucky
2004: Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's
2003: Mark Slonaker, Mercer

The Jim Phelan award committee is a 30 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five retired head coaches, 10 current athletic directors and/or conference administrators, five members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members. 
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Jim Phelan award is presented annually to the top division I head coach as voted on by the award committee. All division I head coaches are eligible for the award. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
January: Mid-Season Coaching Honors announced
March 30: Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
 
The 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX
 
 

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