Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coach of the Year

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CAA Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding men's basketball head coach in the Colonial Athletic Association
CountryUnited States
History
First award1984
Most recentJoe Mihalich, Hofstra

The Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coach of the Year is a basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball head coach in the Colonial Athletic Association, as chosen by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. The award was first given following the 1983–84 season, the first year of the conference's existence, to Joe Harrington of George Mason and Dick Tarrant of Richmond. Tarrant and Bruiser Flint of Drexel have won the most awards with four, while six other coaches have won the award twice.

Key[edit]

Awarded one of the following National Coach of the Year awards that year:

Associated Press Coach of the Year (AP)
Adolph Rupp Cup (ARC)
Basketball Times Coach of the Year (BT)
CBS/Chevrolet Coach of the Year (CBS)
Naismith Coach of the Year (N)
NABC Coach of the Year (NABC)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (SN)
U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)

Coach (X) Denotes the number of times the coach had been awarded the Coach of the Year award at that point
Co-Coaches of the Year
*
Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach but is no longer active
*^
Active coach who has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (as a coach)
Conf. W–L Conference win–loss record for that season
Conf. St.T Conference standing at year's end (Tdenotes a tie)
Overall W–L Overall win–loss record for that season

Winners[edit]

Oliver Purnell won in 1993 as Old Dominion's coach.
Drexel coach Bruiser Flint has won the award four times, most recently in 2012.
Blaine Taylor was Coach of the Year in 2005 while at Old Dominion.
Season Coach School National Coach of
the Year Awards
Conf.
W–L
Conf.
St.
Overall
W–L
1982–83 Bruce Parkhill William & Mary 9–0 1 20–9
1983–84 Joe Harrington George Mason 5–5 4T 21–7
1983–84 Dick Tarrant Richmond 7–3 1 22–10
1984–85 Paul Evans Navy 11–3 1 26–6
1985–86 Dick Tarrant (2) Richmond 12–2 2 23–7
1986–87 John Thurston James Madison 8–6 ? 20–10
1987–88 Ed Tapscott American ? ? 14–14
1987–88 Rick Barnes George Mason 10–5 2 20–10
1988–89 Dick Tarrant (3) Richmond 13–1 1 21–10
1989–90 Lefty Driesell James Madison 11–3 1 20–11
1990–91 Dick Tarrant (4) Richmond 10–4 2 22–10
1991–92 Lefty Driesell (2) James Madison 12–2 1T 21–11
1992–93 Oliver Purnell Old Dominion 11–3 1T 21–8
1993–94 Bill Dooley Richmond 8–6 4 14–14
1994–95 Jeff Capel II Old Dominion 12–2 1 21–12
1995–96 Sonny Smith VCU 14–2 1 24–9
1996–97 Jerry Wainwright UNC Wilmington 10–6 1T 16–14
1997–98 Charlie Woollum William & Mary 13–3 1T 20–7
1998–99 Jim Larrañaga George Mason 13–3 1 19–11
1999–00 Sherman Dillard James Madison 12–4 1T 20–9
2000–01 Jerry Wainwright (2) UNC Wilmington 11–5 2T 19–11
2001–02 Bruiser Flint Drexel 11–7 3T 14–14
2002–03 Brad Brownell UNC Wilmington 15–3 1 24–7
2003–04 Bruiser Flint (2) Drexel 13–5 2 18–11
2004–05 Blaine Taylor Old Dominion 15–3 1 28–6
2005–06 Brad Brownell (2) UNC Wilmington 15–3 1T 25–8
2006–07 Anthony Grant VCU 16–2 1 28–7
2007–08 Tony Shaver William & Mary 10–8 5 17–16
2008–09 Bruiser Flint (3) Drexel 10–8 6 15–13
2009–10 Tony Shaver (2) William & Mary 12–6 3 22–11
2010–11 Jim Larrañaga (2) George Mason 16–2 1 27–7
2011–12 Bruiser Flint (4) Drexel 16–2 1 29–7
2012–13 Pat Skerry Towson 13–5 2T 18–13
2013–14 Monté Ross Delaware 14–2 1 22–9
2014–15 Kevin Keatts UNC Wilmington 12–6 1T 18–14
2015–16 Kevin Keatts (2) UNC Wilmington 14–4 1T 25–8
2016–17 Earl Grant College of Charleston 14–4 2 25—10
2017–18 Bill Coen Northeastern 14–4 1T 23–10
2018–19 Joe Mihalich Hofstra 15–3 1 25–6

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
UNC Wilmington (1985) 6 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016
Richmond (1982)[a 1] 5 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994
Drexel (2001) 4 2002, 2004, 2009, 2012
George Mason (1982)[a 2] 4 1984, 1988, 1999, 2011
James Madison (1982) 4 1987, 1990, 1992, 2000
William & Mary (1982) 4 1983, 1998, 2008, 2010
Old Dominion (1991)[a 3] 3 1993, 1995, 2005
VCU (1995)[a 4] 2 1996, 2007
American (1984)[a 5] 1 1988
College of Charleston (2013) 1 2017
Delaware (2001) 1 2014
Hofstra (2001) 1 2019
Navy (1982)[a 6] 1 1985
Northeastern (2005) 1 2018
Towson (2001) 1 2013
Elon (2014) 0
Georgia State (2005)[a 7] 0

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Richmond left for the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) in 2001.
  2. ^ George Mason left for the A10 in 2013.
  3. ^ Old Dominion left for Conference USA in 2013.
  4. ^ VCU left for the A10 in 2012.
  5. ^ American left for the Patriot League in 2001.
  6. ^ The United States Naval Academy (Navy) left for the Patriot League in 1991.
  7. ^ Georgia State left for the Sun Belt Conference in 2013.

References[edit]

  • "2009–10 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball media guide: Records section" (PDF). Colonial Athletic Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.