Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year

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Pac-12 Coach of the Year
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Given for the top men's basketball coach in the Pac-12 Conference
Country United States
History
First award 1976
Most recent Sean Miller, Arizona

The John R. Wooden Coach of the Year, commonly known as the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, is an annual college basketball award presented to the top men's basketball coach in the Pac-12 Conference. The winner is selected by conference coaches, who are not allowed to vote for themselves.[1] Former Arizona coach Lute Olson won the award a record seven times,[1] it was first awarded in 1976,[1] when the conference consisted of eight teams and was known as the Pacific-8, before becoming the Pacific-10 after expanding in 1978. Two more teams were added in 2011, when the conference became the Pac-12,[2] the award was known as the Pac-10 Coach of the Year Award when it was renamed in John Wooden's honor following his death in June 2010.[3][4] Wooden coached the UCLA Bruins for 27 years while winning a record 10 national championships, including seven straight,[5] he retired in 1975, the year before the award began.[1]

Dick DiBiaso of Stanford and George Raveling of Washington State were co-winners in the award's inaugural year. Both schools finished in the lower half of the conference that year.[6] DiBiaso is the only coach to have received the award with a losing record,[7] he was a first-year coach for the Cardinal (then nicknamed Cardinals) with only one returning starter, and the team lost a number of significant players to injury. Stanford's record was 9–18 with 11 losses by six points or less,[6] since the conference expanded to 10 teams in 1978, the winner of the award has typically qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Marv Harshman was 19–10 with Washington in 1981–82 and fellow Huskies coach Bob Bender finished 16–12 in 1995–96 when the schools landed in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). In 1990–91, Kelvin Sampson guided Washington State to a 16–12 record and did not compete in a postseason tournament.[8]

Season Coach School Ref
1975–76 DiBiaso, DickDick DiBiaso Stanford
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Raveling, GeorgeGeorge Raveling Washington State
1976–77 Harter, DickDick Harter Oregon
1977–78 Cunningham, GaryGary Cunningham UCLA
1978–79 Boyd, BobBob Boyd USC
1979–80 Wulk, NedNed Wulk Arizona State
1980–81 Miller, RalphRalph Miller Oregon State
1981–82 Harshman, MarvMarv Harshman Washington
1982–83 Raveling, GeorgeGeorge Raveling (2) Washington State
1983–84 Harshman, MarvMarv Harshman (2) Washington
1984–85 Morrison, StanStan Morrison USC
1985–86 Olson, LuteLute Olson Arizona
1986–87 Hazzard, WaltWalt Hazzard UCLA
1987–88 Olson, LuteLute Olson (2) Arizona
1988–89 Olson, LuteLute Olson (3) Arizona
Miller, RalphRalph Miller (2) Oregon State
1989–90 Anderson, JimJim Anderson Oregon State
1990–91 Sampson, KelvinKelvin Sampson Washington State
1991–92 Raveling, GeorgeGeorge Raveling (3) USC
1992–93 Olson, LuteLute Olson (4) Arizona
1993–94 Olson, LuteLute Olson (5) Arizona
1994–95 Harrick, JimJim Harrick UCLA
1995–96 Bender, BobBob Bender Washington
1996–97 Braun, BenBen Braun CAL
1997–98 Olson, LuteLute Olson (6) Arizona
1998–99 Montgomery, MikeMike Montgomery Stanford
1999–2000 Montgomery, MikeMike Montgomery (2) Stanford
2000–01 Lavin, SteveSteve Lavin UCLA
2001–02 Kent, ErnieErnie Kent Oregon
2002–03 Montgomery, MikeMike Montgomery (3) Stanford
Olson, LuteLute Olson (7) Arizona
2003–04 Montgomery, MikeMike Montgomery (4) Stanford
2004–05 Romar, LorenzoLorenzo Romar Washington
2005–06 Howland, BenBen Howland UCLA
2006–07 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett Washington State
2007–08 Johnson, TrentTrent Johnson Stanford
2008–09 Romar, LorenzoLorenzo Romar (2) Washington
2009–10 Sendek, HerbHerb Sendek Arizona State
2010–11 Miller, SeanSean Miller Arizona
2011–12 Romar, LorenzoLorenzo Romar (3) Washington
2012–13 Altman, DanaDana Altman Oregon
2013–14 Miller, SeanSean Miller (2) Arizona
2014–15 Altman, DanaDana Altman (2) Oregon
2015–16 Altman, DanaDana Altman (3) Oregon
2016–17 Miller, SeanSean Miller (3) Arizona

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined)a Winners Years
Arizona (1978) 10 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2017
California (1959) 1 1997
UCLA (1959) 5 1978, 1987, 1995, 2001, 2006
Oregon (1964) 5 1977, 2002, 2013, 2015, 2016
Oregon State (1964) 0
Arizona State (1978) 2 1980, 2010
USC (1959) 3 1979, 1985, 1992
Washington (1959) 6 1982, 1984, 1996, 2005, 2009, 2012
Stanford (1959) 6 1976, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008
Utah (2011) 0
Washington State (1962) 4 1976, 1983, 1991, 2007
Colorado (2011) 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Condotta, Bob (March 9, 2009). "Lorenzo Romar named Pac-10 coach of the year". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pac-12 Conference 2015–16 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. 2015. p. 5. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Ruiz, Dan (October 28, 2010). "Hoops season dedicated to Wooden". The News Tribune. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ Holmes, Baxter; Bolch, Ben (October 28, 2010). "Washington picked to win Pac-10 in men's college basketball". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor to Induct Inaugural Class (10/31/01)" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. November 2, 2001. Archived from the original on February 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Ballard is All-Pac-8". Progress Bulletin. AP. March 11, 1976. p. 17. Retrieved February 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Painter, Jill (March 6, 2009). "Beavers believe in change". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved February 1, 2016 – via TheFreeLibrary.com. 
  8. ^ Haller, Doug (March 9, 2010). "Top Pac-10 coaches usually advance to the NCAAs". The Arizona Republic. Archived from the original on February 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ Pac-12 Conference 2015, p. 140.
  10. ^ "2016-17 Pac-12 Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors" (Press release). Pac-12. March 6, 2017. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017.