THE JIM PHELAN AWARD

2013 Jim Phelan Award

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 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.
 

2013 JIM PHELAN AWARD FINALISTS

Dana Altman Oregon
John Beilein Michigan
Mike Brey Notre Dame
Rick Byrd Belmont
Jim Crews Saint Louis
Keith Dambrot Akron
Kermit Davis Middle Tennessee
Billy Donovan Florida
Anthony Evans Norfolk State
Mark Few Gonzaga
Travis Ford Oklahoma State
Ben Howland UCLA
Jim Larranaga Miami
Rick Pitino Louisville
Bo Ryan Wisconsin
Bill Self Kansas
John Thompson III Georgetown
Bruce Weber Kansas State
Buzz Williams Marquette
Jay Wright Villanova

 

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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