THE JIM PHELAN AWARD

Texas Tech's Mark Adams is the recipient of the 2022 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award, which is presented annually to the top coach in Division I college basketball.

April 1, 2022

MARK ADAMS WINS 2022 AWARD

NEW ORLEANS, MA -- The Mark Adams of Texas Tech is the recipient of the 2022 Jim Phelan Award, presented annually to the nation’s top Division I coach.

Considered one of the best defensive coaches in the nation, Adams led the Red Raiders to a 27-10 record, Sweet 16 appearance and third place finish in the Big 12 conference this season, his first as head coach after serving as Chris Beard’s lead assistant or associate head coach at Texas Tech since 2016.

Texas Tech led the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency, holding 18 opponents to fewer than 60 points. The Red Raiders were also top-15 in defensive turnover rate and 2-point defense.

Before his tenure at Texas Tech, Adams, 65, won more than 550 games and reached the national tournament eight times at the NJCAA, NAIA and NCAA Division II level.

The Jim Phelan Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach, is named in honor of a legendary bow-tied coach who spent his entire career at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

He 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.


2021-22 JIM PHELAN AWARD FINALISTS

MARK ADAMS

TEXAS TECH

Griff Aldrich

Longwood

Rick Barnes

Tennessee

Randy Bennett

Saint Mary’s

Mike Brey

Notre Dame

Ed Cooley

Providence

Hubert Davis

North Carolina

Scott Drew

Baylor

Mark Few

Gonzaga

Steve Forbes

Wake Forest

Greg Gard

Wisconsin

Eric Henderson

South Dakota State

Shaheen Holloway

Saint Mary’s

Robert Jones

Norfolk State

Mike Krzyzewski

Duke

Tommy Lloyd

Arizona

Matt McMahon

Murray State

T. J. Otzelberger

Iowa State

Bruce Pearl

Auburn

Kelvin Sampson

Houston

 

The Jim Phelan Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach, is named in honor of a legendary bow-tied coach who spent his entire career at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
 
He 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 of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

2021: Todd Simon, Southern Utah
2020: Steve Pikiell, Rutgers
2019: Ritchie McKay, Liberty

2018: Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

2017: Frank Martin, South Carolina

2016: Greg Gard, Wisconsin

2015: Bob Huggins, West Virginia

2014: Tim Miles, Nebraska

2013: Dana Altman, Oregon

2012: Mike Brey, Notre Dame

2011
: Stew Morrill, Utah State
2010: Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
2009: John Calipari, Memphis
2008: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin
2007: Tony Bennett, Washington State
2006: Ben Howland, UCLA
2005: Tubby Smith, Kentucky
2004: Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's
2003: Mark Slonaker, Mercer

The Jim Phelan award committee is a 30 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five retired head coaches, 10 current athletic directors and/or conference administrators, five members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members. 
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Jim Phelan award is presented annually to the top division I head coach as voted on by the award committee. All division I head coaches are eligible for the award. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
January: Mid-Season Coaching Honors announced
March 30: Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
 
The 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX
 
 

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