Adolph Rupp Cup

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Adolph Rupp Cup
Given forthe nation's top NCAA Division I head coach "who best exemplifies excellence in his dedication to the game of basketball and to his student athletes"
CountryUnited States
Presented byCommonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky
First award2004
Most recentJohn Calipari, Kentucky

The Adolph Rupp Cup is an award given annually since 2004 to the men's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division I competition "who best exemplifies excellence in his dedication to the game of basketball and to his student athletes."[1] The award is named for former University of Kentucky head coach Adolph Rupp, who compiled an overall record of 876–190 with four recognized national championships and one NIT championship.[1][2] Rupp coached Kentucky between 1930 and 1972, and his winning percentage of 82.2% is still the NCAA record.[1][2]

The Rupp Cup is presented by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky;[1] the award's inaugural recipient was Phil Martelli of Saint Joseph's University,[3] who was also recognized as the Naismith National Coach of the Year that season.

As of 2015, the most recent winner John Calipari is the only head coach to receive the Rupp Cup twice.


John Calipari, 2015 winner
     *      Awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year the same season
Coach (X) Denotes the number of times the coach has been awarded the Adolph Rupp Cup at that point
Year Coach School Record Reference
2003–04 Phil Martelli* Saint Joseph's 30–2 [3][4]
2004–05 Bruce Weber* Illinois 37–2 [3][4]
2005–06 Roy Williams North Carolina 23–8 [3][4]
2006–07 Bo Ryan Wisconsin 30–6 [3][4]
2007–08 Bruce Pearl Tennessee 31–5 [3][4]
2008–09 Rick Pitino Louisville 31–5 [3]
2009–10 John Calipari Kentucky 35–3 [5]
2010–11 Steve Fisher* San Diego State 34–3 [6]
2011–12 Bill Self* Kansas 32–7 [7]
2012–13 Jim Larranaga* Miami (FL) 29–7
2013–14 Gregg Marshall* Wichita State 35–1
2014–15 John Calipari* (2) Kentucky 38–1

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Kentucky 2 2010, 2015
Illinois 1 2005
Kansas 1 2012
Louisville 1 2009
Miami (FL) 1 2013
North Carolina 1 2006
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
San Diego State 1 2011
Tennessee 1 2008
Wichita State 1 2014
Wisconsin 1 2007


  1. ^ a b c d "About the Rupp Cup". Adolph Rupp Awards. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "About Adolph Rupp". Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Adolph Rupp Cup" (PDF). Men's Basketball Records and Awards (pg. 159). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Hansbrough named Player of the Year recipient, while Tennessee's Bruce Pearl selected Coach of the Year to receive award". Men's basketball. 25 March 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Calipari and Wall Receive Rupp Awards in Indianapolis". University of Kentucky. 31 March 2010. Archived from the original (Press release) on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  6. ^ "BYU's Jimmer Fredette wins Adolph Rupp Award". The Salt Lake Tribune. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Self Presented with Rupp Award". Kansas Athletics Inc. 29 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.

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