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Wisconsin's Greg Gard was the recipient of the 2016 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award.

March 27, 2017


BOSTON, MA -- The 20 finalists for the 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award were announced on Monday.

The Jim Phelan award is presented annually to the top coach in division I men's basketball. Phelan 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 the 2017 Phelan award will be announced in Phoenix, AZ site of the men’s NCAA Division I Basketball Championship.


Steve Alford UCLA
Dana Altman Oregon
Rod Barnes CSU Bakersfield
John Becker Vermont
John Calipari Kentucky
Chris Collins Northwestern
Kermit Davis Middle Tennessee
Johnny Dawkins UCF
Jamie Dixon TCU
Mark Few Gonzaga
Mitch Henderson Princeton
Chris Holtmann Butler
Kevin Keatts UNC Wilmington
Frank Martin South Carolina
Matt Painter Purdue
Josh Pastner Georgia Tech
Richard Pitino Minnesota
Bill Self Kansas
Mike White Florida
Roy Williams North Carolina


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