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Jim Phelan Award

Jim Phelan Award
Awarded for the nation's top men's head coach in NCAA Division I basketball
Country United States
Presented by
First awarded 2003
Currently held by Tim Miles, Nebraska
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The Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award (formerly called the National Coach of the Year Award from 2003 to 2009)[1] is an award given annually to the most outstanding men's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division I (non-mid-major conference) competition. The award was established in 2003 and was renamed for legendary head coach Jim Phelan, who coached at Mount St. Mary's.[1] Phelan spent his entire 49-year coaching career at MSMU, compiling 830 wins in 1,354 games. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.[1][2]


Tubby Smith won the award in 2005.
Tony Bennett won the award while at Washington State.
* Awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year the same season
Coach (X) Denotes the number of times the coach has been awarded the Jim Phelan Award
Year Coach School Record Reference
2002–03 Slonaker, MarkMark Slonaker Mercer 23–6 [3]
2003–04 Martelli, PhilPhil Martelli* Saint Joseph's 30–2 [4]
2004–05 Smith, TubbyTubby Smith Kentucky 28–6 [5]
2005–06 Howland, BenBen Howland UCLA 32–7 [5]
2006–07 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett* Washington State 26–8 [5]
2007–08 Ryan, BoBo Ryan Wisconsin 31–5 [5]
2008–09 Calipari, JohnJohn Calipari Memphis 33–4 [5]
2009–10 Dixon, JamieJamie Dixon Pittsburgh 25–9 [6]
2010–11 Morrill, StewStew Morrill Utah State 30–4 [7]
2011–12 Brey, MikeMike Brey Notre Dame 22–12 [8]
2012–13 Altman, DanaDana Altman Oregon 28–9 [9]
2013–14 Miles, TimTim Miles Nebraska 19–13 [10]

Winners by school

School Winners Years
Kentucky 1 2005
Memphis 1 2009
Mercer 1 2003
Nebraska 1 2014
Notre Dame 1 2012
Oregon 1 2013
Pittsburgh 1 2010
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
UCLA 1 2006
Utah State 1 2011
Washington State 1 2007
Wisconsin 1 2008


  • "Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award recipients". 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  1. ^ a b c "Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award". 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "About Jim Phelan". 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mercer's Slonaker Named Phelan Award Winner". 1 April 2003. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "National Coach of the Year Phil Martelli". 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "JU Basketball Coach Named Finalist for Two Awards" (Press release).   "Previous winners of the Phelan Award are Howland (2006), Tubby Smith (Kentucky, 2005), Phil Martelli (St. Joseph's, 2004) and Mark Slonaker (Mercer, 2003)."
  6. ^ "Jamie Dixon Named Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year" (Press release).  
  7. ^ "Utah State's Stew Morrill Named Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year".  
  8. ^ "Mike Brey Named Jim Phelan National Coach Of The Year".  
  9. ^ "Dana Altman Wins National Coach of the Year Award".  
  10. ^ "Tim Miles named 2014 Jim Phelan Award winner". 5 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

External links

  • Official site
  • CollegeInsider's JPA
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